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Still Breathing (1997)

When artist and street performer Fletcher (Brendan Fraser) thinks con-artist Roz (Joanna Going) is the woman he has seen in a vision, he has no idea she sees him as her next victim.

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James F. Robinson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lou Rawls ... The Tree Man
Brendan Fraser ... Fletcher McBracken
Joanna Going ... Rosalyn Willoughby
Steven Lambert ... Man in Alley (as Steve Lambert)
Chao Li Chi ... Formosa Bartender
Ann Magnuson ... Elaine
Paolo Seganti ... Tomas De Leon
Wendy Benson-Landes ... Brigitte (as Wendy Benson)
Katie Hagan Katie Hagan ... Little Girl in Dream
Celeste Holm ... Ida, Fletcher's Grand Mother
Toby Huss ... Cameron
Jeff Schweickert Jeff Schweickert ... Slammin' Sammy
Bill Gundry Bill Gundry ... Man With Painting
Angus Macfadyen ... Philip
Liz Mamana ... Slightly Elegant Girl
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Storyline

Two lost souls: she a con-artist in L.A.; he a puppeteer in San Antonio have the same dream linking each with the other. He travels to L.A. to find this woman he has become obsessed with. She resists, afraid of his kooky ideas until she travels with him to San Antonio and meets his wise grandmother. Story of two disparate people linked by "fate" gets increasingly interesting as it rolls along. Written by Ed Lorusso

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True love, midnight visions and stacking rocks. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sensuality and a scene of violence | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The stone crafter story that Fletcher tells to Roz is a local legend about La Ventana de Rosa (the Rose Window), at the Mission San José in San Antonio. See more »

Goofs

Fletcher McBracken, after loosely and raggedly cutting out a women's picture, goes to throw it in a basket, and when it lands in the basket the cut out picture is perfectly and roundly trimmed right up to the image of the women. See more »

Quotes

Fletcher McBracken: Are you gonna make me stand with my back against the wall, blindfolded, with a cigarette in my mouth?
Rosalyn Willoughby: Only if you beg.
Fletcher McBracken: [stammering] Will you *please* make me stand against the wall, with my back to the wall, with the blindfold on, and a cigarette around my mouth?
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Soundtracks

Vine Street Breakdown
Written and Performed by Buddy Tate
Courtesy of Swing Time / Tuff City Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Still Breathing is still breathtaking
13 July 2006 | by editor-306See all my reviews

Combining eccentricity with serendipity, Still Breathing is still, almost ten years after it was first released, one of the best fate-filled and wistfully magical love stories of all time. Take one somewhat unusual street performer who is mystically drawn towards his soul mate - a hardened con artist miles away, and then back their journey towards, away and towards one another with a gorgeous soundtrack that moves effortlessly from Chopin to Carly Simon, and you've got one very touching if not markedly unique story. Fraser is great as the slightly odd lovestruck suitor as is Going, who clearly portrays her struggle with losing the grip on her tough anti-emotion veneer as it starts to crumble under Fraser's enticing conviction. The lovely locale of San Antonio, TX also adds to the charm of this special film that will leave you wondering if one soul is truly destined to be, exclusively, with another.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1998 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

San Antonio, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$86,659, 3 May 1998

Gross USA:

$228,455

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$228,455
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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