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Jesus' Son (1999)

R | | Drama | 7 July 2000 (USA)
A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.

Director:

Alison Maclean

Writers:

Denis Johnson (book), Elizabeth Cuthrell (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Crudup ... FH
Robert Michael Kelly Robert Michael Kelly ... Salesman
Torben Brooks Torben Brooks ... Car Crash Driver
Dierdre Lewis Dierdre Lewis ... Driver's Wife
Jimmy Moffit Jimmy Moffit ... Car Crash Doctor
Antoinette LaVecchia ... Dead Man's Wife
Samantha Morton ... Michelle
Steve Buck Steve Buck ... Richard
Ben Shenkman ... Tom
Scott Oster Scott Oster ... Stan
Brooke Rachel Shive Brooke Rachel Shive ... Beatle (as Brooke Shive)
Mark Webber ... Jack Hotel
John Ventimiglia ... McInnes
Jesse Weaver Jr. Jesse Weaver Jr. ... Carl
Michael Shannon ... Dundun (as Mike Shannon)
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Storyline

A gentle and usually mellow young man, who sometimes knows things before they happen and gets vibes of premonition, tell us his story: how he met Michelle in Iowa in 1971, how he got the name Fuckhead, how she introduced him to heroin and their falling in love, his thieving, his hospital work and their time in Chicago when she gets pregnant, detox, going to Phoenix to live, AA meetings and a dance, working at a care center where he learns to touch the residents, and modifying his daily schedule so that he passes a neighboring Mennonite household at the right time to hear the wife sing Gospel songs in the shower. Slowly, very slowly, FH lets his gifts emerge. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic drug use, strong language, sexuality and some violent images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Lions Gate

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jesus' Son See more »

Filming Locations:

Gibbstown, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,089, 18 June 2000

Gross USA:

$1,302,067

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,302,067
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie's title comes from a line in the Velvet Underground song "Heroin". See more »

Goofs

FH takes a "sip" of punch, but we can see that the liquid never even touched his lips. See more »

Quotes

Nurse: What do you even do here?
Georgie: I save lives.
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Soundtracks

Misty Blue
Written by Bob Montgomery
Performed by Dorothy Moore
Courtesy of Malaco Records
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User Reviews

 
Solid little gem! Well worth a watch!
23 May 2001 | by moviegoerSee all my reviews

I was totally disarmed by this wonderful movie! Most movies about drug addiction hit you over the head with the misery and destruction of the users. Yet this movie was about so much more--a whole host of characters marching to a different beat. This movie told it's tale in short snippets...I almost felt like I was eavesdropping or spying on the characters at various moments in their lives. Nice balance of lightheartedness and seriousness. Some truly great lines. When a nurse tells FH his girlfriend is comfortable now. He asks with total naivete: "Is she dead?"

I see that others here have problems with the title and the reference to Jesus. Not me. Aren't all of us (and esecially the world's "losers") just Christ figures waiting for redemption. It made me think of the line, the meek shall inherit the earth. The mystical touches, whether drug induced or not, were wonderful.


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