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A self-indulgent and vain publishing magnate finds his privileged life upended after a vehicular accident with a resentful lover.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... David Aames
... Sofia Serrano
... Julie Gianni
... McCabe
... Brian Shelby
... Edmund Ventura
... Thomas Tipp
... Rebecca Dearborn
... Aaron
... David's Assistant
... Colleen
... Lynette
... Emma
... Peter Brown
Jhaemi Willens ... Jamie Berliner
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Storyline

Incarcerated and charged with murder, David Aames Jr. is telling the story of how he got to where he is to McCabe, the police psychologist. That story includes: being the 51% shareholder of a major publishing firm, which he inherited from his long deceased parents; the firm's board, appointed by David Aames Sr., being the 49% shareholders who would probably like to see him gone as they see him as being too irresponsible and immature to run the company; his best bro friendship with author, Brian Shelby; his "friends with benefits" relationship with Julie Gianni, who saw their relationship in a slightly different light; his budding romance with Sofia Serrano, who Brian brought to David's party as his own date and who Brian saw as his own possible life mate; and being in an accident which disfigured his face and killed the person who caused the accident. But as the story proceeds, David isn't sure what is real and what is a dream/nightmare as many facets of the story are incompatible to ... Written by Huggo

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Rated R for sexuality and strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 December 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nebo boje vanile  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,015,518, 16 December 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$100,614,858, 28 April 2002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$203,388,341, 28 January 2013
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Trivia

At the club, Brian tells Sofia that the bathroom is behind the girl who looks like Björk. Bjork pops up later during the pop culture montage of music/movies/television images when David is freaking out. When Noah Taylor's character compares life to a music video, Bjork's "Big Time Sensuality" is played. The video looks like it could've been shot in Times Square. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene we see David Aames awaken to the sound of his alarm clock, he quickly turns it off. But in reality that alarm clock was a JVC FS-SD1000 and the button Tom Cruise touched was the volume down button which would not have stopped the alarm nor made an indicator sound upon being touched. See more »

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[first lines]
Sofía: [in Spanish] Open your eyes.
Sofía: [in English] Open your eyes. Open your eyes. Open your eyes. Open your eyes. Open you...
[David wakes up and pushes the snooze button on his alarm]
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are done to a background of a skyscape changing the various colors of the day. See more »

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References Starsky and Hutch (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space
(1997)
by Jason Pierce
Performed by Spiritualized
Courtesy of BMG Entertainment International U.K. and Ireland / Arista Records, Inc.
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This is an ace film
9 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

This film is one of Tom Cruise's finest films. He captures the audiences imaginations with his role of David Aames. His character can relate to us all in some way.The story line is very clever and keeps the audience on edge throughout the whole film. I never really watched Cruise movies that much before but after seeing this it shows me his true talent. My favourite part in the movie is the end where it all comes to a big conclusion and he find out the truth. If you have not seen this yet you definitely should give it a try. It's one of those films that once you've started watching it you just got to see it until the end or it will keep you thinking and you will regret it. My opinion is you should just go buy it and take a risk thats what I did and it became one of my favourite films of all time. It's A* 10/10 I promise once you watch it, it will stick with you and you will like it forever.


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