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The Speed of Life (2007)

| Drama | 2007 (USA)
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A young kid escapes life on the streets of New York City by stealing video cameras with his friends and retreating into the footage he's found.

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Ed Radtke
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jeremy Allen White ... Sammer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Appel
Agnes Brenson Agnes Brenson ... Annas sister
Gilbert Cruz ... Security guard
Joelee Cummings ... Danelle
Noah Fleiss ... Vincent
Blaze Foster ... Juan-Si
Catrina Ganey Catrina Ganey ... Marnie
Ben Garchar Ben Garchar ... Man Yelling Outside Bathroom
Ella Garrett Ella Garrett ... Granma
Melissa Gundersen Melissa Gundersen ... Skating Double Anna
Bari Hyman ... Director of Animal Shelter
Christine Toy Johnson ... Eye Doctor
Anna Kinens Anna Kinens ... Girl in Wheelchair
Louisa Krause ... Jule
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An audience favorite at festivals worldwide, The Speed of Life is about a NYC kid who steals video cameras from tourists. He and his friends skip school, camp on rooftops, and dream of being in the Olympics. But they must also deal with grown ups. Wavering between fantasy and the harsh reality of NYC, they soon discover not all tourists are happy and cameras can indeed fly. Even if people cannot.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Superheroes See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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The Speed of Lameness
18 August 2007 | by ignatzdavisSee all my reviews

I'm glad I didn't pay to see this stinker. I'm not sure what was worst the script (hello, intercity kids don't talk that way), the direction (the actors seem to be reading their lines from cards) or the actors (all amateur hour at best). I didn't care at all about the characters and couldn't wait for it to be over. How many of these films are they going to make that recycle the same themes we have seen hundreds of times: good hearted criminal youth trying to escape the ghetto, law enforcement who hate everyone they deal with, stereotypical tourists and elderly people with mental delusions. Hollywood better wise up because we the audience have had enough of this same-old same-old cookie cutter ideas.

Avoid at all costs.


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