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Manic (2001)

R | | Drama | 23 May 2003 (USA)
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Lyle Jensen is subject to sudden and violent outbursts, and he is committed to the juvenile wing of the Northwood Mental Institution. Several other youths are there with a variety of ... See full summary »

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Jordan Melamed
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Lyle
Maggie Baird ... Rebecca
Don Cheadle ... Dr. David Monroe
Blayne Weaver ... Charlie
Lydell M. Cheshier Lydell M. Cheshier ... J.C.
Roxie Fuller ... Roxie
Bree Nogueira Bree Nogueira ... Bree
Kathy Paradise Kathy Paradise ... Nurse
Elden Henson ... Michael
Cody Lightning ... Kenny
Michael Bacall ... Chad
Sara Rivas ... Sara
Lauren Shubert Lauren Shubert ... Lauren
Zooey Deschanel ... Tracey
William Richert ... Diego
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Storyline

Lyle Jensen is subject to sudden and violent outbursts, and he is committed to the juvenile wing of the Northwood Mental Institution. Several other youths are there with a variety of serious problems. Lyle interacts with other patients and staff on a human, and sometimes not so human level. The psychological problems of the patients also forms the fabric by which we see what's right with them, and what's wrong with the society that affects them. Written by Scott from Milwaukee, WI, USA

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You can't escape yourself. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content, strong language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Manic - Weggesperrt See more »

Filming Locations:

Camarillo, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,628, 27 April 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$69,716, 15 June 2003
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Manic LLC,Next Wave Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shot with the Sony PD150 digital video camera. See more »

Quotes

Chad: Sex is meaningful.
Dr. David Monroe: [disbelief] You've had sex?
[group laughs]
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Connections

References Braveheart (1995) See more »

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U.F.O.'s Over Leytonstone
Written by T. Jenkinson
Performed by Squarepusher
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Excellent! Where is Cheadle's award????
17 March 2004 | by pinkeyeSee all my reviews

Why Don Cheadle did not receive a major award for this film is shocking! This is one of the best actors around today and his performance in this film is amazing. It's the subtle way he handles himself and the intense focus that he gives that is very rare these days. He works a lot but I feel he is one of the more underrated actors around. That said, the rest of the cast is also excellent! Such strong acting from all of them. The filmkmaking is very realistic...they were going for that "documentary" style shoot and they captures it very well...finally, I'm always very happy to see a great film shot on video...It's not money that makes a film good, it's talent!


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