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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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Dr. Dorian Shanley
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William Shanley
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Teddy
Camilla Overbye Roos ...
Anna Michelzewski
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Dr. Eilene Preminger
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Dr. Micheal Tuuri
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Officer John Connor
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Micheal Reilly
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Megan Foster
Michael Dalmon ...
Jerry
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Nurse Amy
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Marie Black ...
Katie
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William Stanley's Doctor
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Man in Bathroom
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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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What if your doctor is a junky? See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Ethismos  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$13,480, 5 November 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$192,000, 31 July 2005
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Soundtracks

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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Realistic tale of substance abuse
15 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

As someone who has grown up with parents in AA this film is as close to the reality of it all as I have seen. Lead Actor Kirk Harris' performance is at once incredible and should be star making. The stories centers around a young doctor with a large appetite for drugs and alcohol. His arrogance is offset by the love he has for his dying father played by John Savage. Eric Roberts does a terrific job as his drug dealer. A guy who lives in the suburbs and who looks anything but a drug dealer. It is clearly the best Eric Roberts has been in a film since Runaway Train. The visuals of the film give the frantic life of the lead character a whole other level usually not seen in independent film. The hip hop soundtrack adds an extremely modern edge to this film as well. It was odd but cool to see hip hop artists rap over the tale of a caucasian doctor. I applaud the filmmakers for being this eclectic and having the courage to take on this heart wrenching subject matter. The film reminds me of another of my all time favorites in Leaving Las Vegas. I would also recommend it to anyone who dug Requiem for a Dream or the lost gem Clean and Sober.


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