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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 »

Director:

Eleanor Gaver

Writer:

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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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Quotes

Mona: You know you make little noises when you eat?
Jeff: I do?
Mona: Yeah.
Jeff: Okay. Tell me when I do it again.
[Jeff makes the noise]
Mona: You just did it!
Jeff: Oh. Yeah, that's my little happy noise.
Mona: ...Your little happy noise?
Jeff: Yeah. It's my way of thanking the food.
Mona: Oh. So, maybe we should start seeing other people.
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Connections

References The Naked Truth (1995) See more »

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Stranger in the House
Written by Wayne Kramer and David Was
Performed by Wayne Kramer
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Fairuza Is The Only Good Thing
1 January 2003 | by Darkest_RoseSee all my reviews

Life in the fast lane or there's no fish food in heaven or whatever the hell you call it is about a frustrated artist Mona( Fairuza Balk). She has this boyfriend Jeff( Noah Taylor) who she has known forever and she doesn't really appreciate him. Suddenly Mona thinks she's going crazy because whenever she draws something, her painting really comes true. Suddenly she starts seeing this stranger who she cannot resist and has sex with him whenever she gets the chance too. Jeff wants to get Mona's attention again, so he puts himself in a box in front of Mona's doorstep. When Mona tries to open the box, she accidently stabs Jeff in the head and kills him. Now the spirit of Jeff follows Mona around everywhere and won't leave her alone unless she can find his body again. This wasn't really funny although it is considered a comedy, the only reason i even rented this movie was because of Fairuza Balk who I am in love with. I would give Life In The Fast Lane 5/10


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