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Life in the Fast Lane (1998)

There's No Fish Food in Heaven (original title)
R | | Comedy | 18 October 1998 (USA)
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Black comedy about an obsessive street graffiti artist, who falls obsessively in love with a frustrated artist he meets. Unfortunately, rather than trying to meet with her in a conventional... See full summary »

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Eleanor Gaver

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Eleanor Gaver (as Eleanor E. Gaver)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fairuza Balk ... Mona
Noah Taylor ... Jeff
Téa Leoni ... Landeene
Patrick Dempsey ... The Stranger
Debi Mazar ... Rosie
Jeffrey Jones ... Minister Pete
James Le Gros ... D.J. (as James LeGros)
Udo Kier ... Rocky
Caroline Aaron ... Venessa
K. Todd Freeman ... Stan / Suzie
Richard Gayler Richard Gayler ... Desk Sergeant
Tracy Vilar ... Shirley
Madena Bennett Madena Bennett ... Bouncer
Bill Cusack ... Cop #1 (as Billy Cusack)
Scott Burkholder ... Cop #2
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Black comedy about an obsessive street graffiti artist, who falls obsessively in love with a frustrated artist he meets. Unfortunately, rather than trying to meet with her in a conventional way, he decides to mail himself to her with the help of a pet shop owner. Unfortunately, when he arrives, she is with another man, who immediately makes love to her against the box. Then when they decide to open the box, they stab scissors into the box, killing the man. The action then follows that the spirit of the graffiti artist can now communicate only with the artist and, fearfully, she decides she has to get rid of the body. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, and for language, violence and a scene of drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Life in the Fast Lane See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Quotes

[While looking at his photo album]
Stan/Suzie: Yeah. I fucked them. I fucked them all.
Mona: That's nice. I have to go now.
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Automatic
Written by Jim Brandt
Performed by UFO Bro
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It's not THAT bad...
24 November 2000 | by quickipandaSee all my reviews

This is by no means a great film, but I don't think that it's nearly as bad as the other reviews posted about it. It's a simple little movie with a couple of funny scenes. Fairuza Balk does a good job with the material she was given. As always I enjoyed Jeffrey Jones and I really liked Noah Taylor who I don't believe I've seen before. I did feel that Tea Leoni was wasted though, she can be very funny and she should have had better scenes.

I watched it last night and enjoyed it. It's as simple as that.



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