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A man wakes up in a hospital after a car accident. As he goes in and out of consciousness, he thinks he sees a nurse euthanize the patient next to him. When he tells the doctors what happened, no one believes him.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Paul J. Alessi ... Jack Norris
Amie Barsky ... Nurse Wilson
Gary Weeks ... Sheriff Tim Goodman
James D. Owens ... Security Guard #1
Carol Goans Carol Goans ... Night Nurse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Baker James Baker ... Janitor
Peter Beary Peter Beary ... EMT #1
Anna Boling Anna Boling ... Nurse #4
Ed Brown Ed Brown ... Doctor Frost
Nicki Cosentino Nicki Cosentino ... Nurse #3
Baptiste Derivel Baptiste Derivel ... EMT #2
Matteo Indelicato Matteo Indelicato ... Young Security Guard
Jason Lawliss Jason Lawliss ... Sean (Accident Victim)
Karrie MacLaine ... Janet Norris
Blanca Ruiz Blanca Ruiz ... Nurse #2
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Ex-con Jack Norris has cleaned up, gotten a real job and even met a nice girl. One cold night, he falls asleep at the wheel of his car, with his wife besides him. Jack wakes up in a hospital and realizes he's been in an accident and that his wife is in critical condition. As he slowly goes in and out of consciousness, under the spell of morphine, he thinks he sees a nurse euthanize another patient. When Jack tries to tell the doctors what he saw, no one believes him. Fearing for the safety of his wife, Jack decides to take matters into his own hands. Written by Anonymous

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Can you trust what you See?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Culver City, California, USA

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$8,000 (estimated)
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Partners In Crime Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Morphin(e) won "Best Editing" and was Nominated for "Best Short" at The 2005 Action On Film International Film Festival. See more »

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Jack Norris: [when being accused of vehicular manslaughter] It's not like that anymore, Tim. I'm trying to the right thing here. I've been working two jobs...
Sheriff Tim Goodman: Yeah, well, why don't you tell all that to that the guy they just rolled out of here.
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A+ across the board
19 April 2005 | by puppyboydavidSee all my reviews

Let me start by saying that I have seen many short films and Morphin(e) is one of the most suspenseful and exciting shorts I have ever seen. It felt like a full length feature film to me. The director really seems to know what he is doing.

The acting was just great to say the least. The lead played by Paul Alessi did an outstanding job, I was on the edge of my seat the whole film. I felt the bathroom scene with the nurse and Jack was very intense. The crazy nurse was just chilling, I wanted to jump in the screen and kill her. The big security guard that tosses Jack in the hall was very convincing.

The height of the film was nicely built up and supported by the score, it just pulled me in and added a really great sense of emotion. The relationship between the Sheriff and Jack was sincere, they seemed like real life buddies. The ending of the film was a bitter sweet for me. I look forward to seeing a feature film from Director Alex Ranarivelo as well as all of the actors.


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