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Slipstream (2007)

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Aging screenwriter Felix Bonhoeffer has lived his life in two states of existence: in reality and his own interior world. While working on a murder mystery script, and unaware that his brain is on the verge of implosion, Felix is baffled when his characters start to appear in his life, and vice versa.

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Anthony Hopkins

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Anthony Hopkins
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Hopkins ... Bonhoeffer
Stella Arroyave ... Gina
Christian Slater ... Ray / Matt Dobbs / Patrolman #2
John Turturro ... Harvey Brickman
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Mort / Phil Henderson / Patrolman
Camryn Manheim ... Barbara
Jeffrey Tambor ... Geek / Jeffrey / Dr. Geekman
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Bonnie
Fionnula Flanagan ... Bette Lustig
Michael Lerner ... Big Mikey
Christopher Lawford ... Lars
Lisa Pepper ... Tracy / Nurse
Gavin Grazer Gavin Grazer ... Gavin / Ambulance Driver
Aaron Tucker Aaron Tucker ... Chauffeur / Aaron
Lana Antonova ... Lily
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Storyline

An actor and would-be screenwriter, who at the very moment of his meeting with Fate, comes to discover that life is random and fortune is sightless. He is thrown into a vortex where time, dreams, and reality collide in an increasingly whirling slipstream. It's a surreal and dreamlike tale of one man's journey. Written by Gregg Brilliant

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I've got to get back.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violent images | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Sony Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2008 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Slipstream Dream See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,273, 28 October 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,273, 26 October 2007
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sir Anthony Hopkins chose a moldy, mildewy storage room at the Redondo Beach Elks Lodge, California to film his bedroom dream sequence, because he didn't have to dress the walls to look moldy and mildewy. He also used the Lodge Room as a soundstage for a television news insert for a later bar scene, and filmed the front of the Lodge as an emergency room entrance for his ambulance rush sequence. He signed autographs, posed for pictures, and used one of the Lodge members, and his wife in the exterior scene. See more »

Goofs

When characters Betty Lustig and Gina get in their vehicle, the California plate has one number; yet, as their drive continues, the license plate numbers have changed. See more »

Quotes

Vulture: Have a nice day.
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Crazy Credits

The movie is shown underneath the credits, rewinding at a high speed. See more »

Connections

References Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

It's All In The Game
Written by Carl Sigman and Charles Dawes
Performed by Tommy Edwards
Courtesy of Universal Records
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One for the minds-eye
22 February 2008 | by voomzapSee all my reviews

A brilliant work and watch for those fascinated with subconsciousness, dreams, hallucinations. One to see when you're in a suitable mood, preferably alone during the small hours, or at a night-cinema.

  • There's thousands of people who will absorb this experience and appreciate it, but millions who most likely will never even have a clue about it. Ah well, Many guitarists will always be disgusted hearing Jim Hendrix play. Many lover of jazz will suffer heart-attack if they'd have to stay awake on an all-night acid dance-floor. Some are fascinated by abstract paintings while others love the sharpness of a shiny apple on canvas... And thats okay. However, this movie isn't made to interpret from a rational standpoint.


Here's one for the Mindseye...


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