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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 »

Director:

Mark David

Writers:

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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Storyline

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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Living on the edge has a high price. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

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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Soundtracks

Die 4 Me
Lyrics by Coolio (as Ivey) / Senen Reyes (as Reyes) / Azam Ali (as Ali)
Music by Mark David (as David) / William Tabanou (as Tabanou) (NBS)
Published by DT Pinstripe (ASCAP)
Performed by NBS, Coolio, Senen Reyes (as Sen Dog) & Azam Ali
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Dark assignment
8 June 2005 | by maggiepie82See all my reviews

For starters: I was given this film as an assignment by my film school college professor. Went to see it at Edwards University 6 in Irvine, CA. One of those small indie films where I could tell part of the audience dug it, and part didn't.

Very dark and unforgiving in tone. Seldom have I seen a film with a more unlikable lead character. But, somehow I did like him. Maybe it was the devil may care grin. The filmmaker never wavers or backs away from the characters lifestyle. Not a film for everyone for sure. It is the character study about a young surgeon who parties like a mad man at night. One night stands between surgeries during the day. I left worn out like the main character. Supposedly based on a true story. Certainly felt real.

Film felt like it could have been a bit shorter. Middle drags a bit. Well shot, with a hip score (although a bit too loud). All in all, I recommend it.


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