A drug dealer introduces one of his customers, a 'speed freak', to the man who runs the meth lab. A crazy three-day adventure ensues.

Director:

Jonas Åkerlund

Writers:

Will De Los Santos (screenplay), Creighton Vero (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Schwartzman ... Ross
Mickey Rourke ... The Cook
Brittany Murphy ... Nikki
John Leguizamo ... Spider Mike
Patrick Fugit ... Frisbee
Mena Suvari ... Cookie
Chloe Hunter Chloe Hunter ... April Love
Elisa Bocanegra ... Giggles
Julia Mendoza Julia Mendoza ... La Sadgirl
China Chow ... Escort
Nicholas Gonzalez ... Angel
Debbie Harry ... Neighbor (as Deborah Harry)
Josh Peck ... Fat Boy
Charlotte Ayanna ... Amy
Eric Roberts ... The Man
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Storyline

A drug dealer introduces one of his customers, a 'speed freak', to the man who runs the meth lab. A crazy three-day adventure ensues.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Algunos viven a otro ritmo... (Some live at a different pace...) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive drug content, strong sexuality, language and some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

One of the characters is watching a video by Norwegian black metal band Satyricon. The song is called "Mother North". The group agreed to Jonas Åkerlund using the video upon condition that he direct their next video clip "Fuel for Hatred". He shot the video in 2003. See more »

Goofs

When Ross gets out of his car once arriving at his apartment he is not wearing his sunglasses. When it cuts to him going up the stairs he is once again wearing them. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ross: Spoof. Dope. Crank. Creep. Bomb. Spank. Shit. Bang. Zip. Tweak. Charred. Call it what you will. It's all methamphetamine. That's what I'm here for.
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Crazy Credits

Based on the truth... and lies See more »

Alternate Versions

Unrated DVD contains footage deleted to avoid an "NC-17" rating. See more »

Connections

References S.W.A.T. (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Silverbullit / Citizen Bird
Performed by Silverbullit / Citizen Bird
Courtesy of MNW Records / Nons Records / Stinky Records
Under license of Silverbullit
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Tie me off and shoot.....
20 April 2005 | by FrankDamageSee all my reviews

In the genre of "drug films" this one has to be, in my opinion, one of the best. The aesthetics and dynamics are spot on. The gritty, filthy and discordant atmosphere encrusted around the typical meth-head's life looks and feels like the real deal here. John Leguizamo and Mena Suvari are dead on in their portrayals of two dysfunctional people in a relationship mixed with sex, love and drugs (or more appropriately, love FOR drugs). Mickey Rourke's character conveys a menacing presence delivered through the actor's characteristic cool and laid back style. Of course Brittany Murphy's character is a continuous delight and pleasure to behold in every way. Even the police presence is entertaining.

The whole package gives the feel of being right there. Not to mention a "healthy dose" of delusional hallucinations for you to chew on in between heart palpitations. If you're looking for a great "druggie" film with a strong comedic undertone, I guarantee you'll get your fix with this one.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 2003 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cook See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,160, 16 March 2003

Gross USA:

$411,119

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$685,608
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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