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Speed of Life (1999)

Saturn (original title)
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A son is stuck with caring for his Alzheimer victim father, a former professor who can now barely communicate. Depressed and struggling to make ends meet, an old buddy tries to get him to ... See full summary »

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Rob Schmidt (as Robert Schmidt)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Caan ... Drew
Leo Burmester ... Dad
Mia Kirshner ... Sarah
Anthony Ruivivar ... Arturo / Satan
Geoffrey Cantor ... Carter
Sally Stewart ... Eileen
Cesar Leonardo Cesar Leonardo ... Dealer #1 (as Cesar L. Aramburu)
Mtume Gant Mtume Gant ... Dealer #2
Peggy Gormley ... Louise
Matt Servitto ... Dr. Wrye
Byron West ... Mr. Corber
Kate Rigg ... Mean Nurse
Solomon Cobitt Solomon Cobitt ... Soda Man
Brenda Denmark Brenda Denmark ... Overworked Nurse (as Brenda Thomas Denmark)
Chad L. Coleman ... Orderly (as Chad Coleman)
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A son is stuck with caring for his Alzheimer victim father, a former professor who can now barely communicate. Depressed and struggling to make ends meet, an old buddy tries to get him to become a pusher. He gets further drawn in by a wild girl for whom he does procure drugs and gets involved in a wild sexual relationship. All of these factors weigh on the man until the inevitable conclusion is reached. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, drug use, language, nudity and brief violence
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1999 (USA) See more »

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Speed of Life See more »

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Saturn- A very sad, self-centered movie.
21 December 2013 | by martinlane762See all my reviews

Narcissism is the focal point of this movie...A script that places a drug addicted playboy ahead of his ailing father..oh the decadence of the Western world This movie abandons all self-control, compassion, and empathy, as it reflects upon the world we now live live in.....A world of self-indulgence, reckless behavior, without any consequence....In summation: Accountability is a bygone behavior, of a long forgotten past. Dementia, and Alzheimer's are indeed very challenging diseases...Sadly the writer of this movie did not incorporate more friends and family, that were or could have helped with the sick dad. I was dumbfounded to see the son murder his dad (pops) in cold blood, but I imagine, this is what sells to the masses these days.....just my thoughts.


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