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Intoxicating (2003)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 11 January 2003 (USA)
Dorian Shanley, is a heart surgeon who abuses alcohol and drugs. Dorian trades stolen pharmaceuticals for cocaine , provided by his best friend and enabler, Teddy. While Dorian's life and ... See full summary »

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Mark David

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Mark David (story), Kirk Harris (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kirk Harris ... Dr. Dorian Shanley
John Savage ... William Shanley
Eric Roberts ... Teddy
Camilla Overbye Roos Camilla Overbye Roos ... Anna Michelzewski
Joanne Baron ... Dr. Eilene Preminger
D.W. Brown ... Dr. Micheal Tuuri
Ron Gilbert ... Officer John Connor
Allan Rich ... Micheal Reilly
Laurie Baranyay ... Megan Foster
Michael Dalmon Michael Dalmon ... Jerry
Christina Carson ... Nurse Amy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marie Black Marie Black ... Katie
Art Chudabala ... William Stanley's Doctor
Trevor Hale Trevor Hale ... Man in Bathroom
Susanna Harter ... Susan Walker
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Dorian Shanley, is a heart surgeon who abuses alcohol and drugs. Dorian trades stolen pharmaceuticals for cocaine , provided by his best friend and enabler, Teddy. While Dorian's life and career take a nosedive, Shanley numbs the pain of losing his father, William Shanley, to a form of Alzheimer's common in prizefighters. To further complicate circumstances, Dorian falls in love with his girlfriend's best friend from college, Anna. The film follows Shanley through a maze of pharmacies, clubs and binges and surgeries, into the heart of drug abuse. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ethismos See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,480, 5 November 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$192,000, 31 July 2005
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Goin Nowhere
Lyrics by Natasha Paz
Music by Mark David (as David) / William Tabanou (as Tabanou) (NBS)
Published by DT Pinstripe (ASCAP)
Performed by NBS, Natasha Paz & DJ Tony P
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A scary kind of heart surgeon
13 September 2006 | by screentimeSee all my reviews

I was just reading an article on addiction and doctors when I rented this one...

How appropriate. Never heard of it before and was surprised. A much better film than the cover (which looked kinda "B". It is obviously a low budget film but certainly has heart and good performances. Dug that it wasn't afraid to be a little sexy too. A tad slow for a commercial film. Had a late sixties/early seventies feel to it (sans the hip hop soundtrack) which made me dig it all the more. Online I found a mention that the film was based on a true story. If that is so it is actually quiet a scary film.


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