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High Life (2009)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 16 March 2010 (USA)
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Four hapless junkies plan to rob a bank.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bug
... Dick
... Donnie
... Billy
... Strung-Out Doctor
... Prison Guard (as Steve Ratzlaff)
... Jeremy
Ernesto Griffith ... Ken
Kelly Wolfman ... Lynn
Turk Scatliff ... Jamie
... Addict 1
... Addict 2
... Addict 3
Harry Nelken ... Addict 4
Tracy Beemer ... Nurse (as Tracy McMahon)
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Storyline

It's 1983, and hopeless junkie Dick gets an unwelcome visit from the past - his seriously sleazy former cellmate, Bug, to be precise. Bug requires a crash course in the 80s: different music, different drugs, and machines in walls that dispense money. The latter development gives Dick an idea. Written by Anonymous

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An action comedy about high aims and low lives. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for drug use, pervasive language and some violence | See all certifications »
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16 March 2010 (USA)  »

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$1,088, 10 January 2010, Limited Release
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Sutherland (Timeline) Enns (The Lazarus Project) Ratzlaff (The Lazarus Project) and Hughes (The Lazarus Project) Kelso (The Lazarus Project) Mcmillan (The Lazarus Project) and Beemer (The Lazarus Project) have all played alongside the late Paul Walker See more »

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When Billy is walking by the bank, a late-model Dodge Ram can be seen reflected in the window. The film is set in 1983. See more »

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Dick: We need Donnie. We need his perfect little criminal mind.
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References The Tenant (1976) See more »

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Age of Consent
Performed by New Order
Written by Stephen Morris, Peter Hook, Bernard Sumner & Gillian Gilbert
Published by Be Music (NS),
admin. by Warner/Chappell Music Ltd (PRS)
Courtesy of Warner Music Canada Co.
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High Life is HIGHlarious!!!
18 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

What an unexpected Great Movie! Having come across this movie and noticing Timothy Olyphant in the cast, I decided to watch. Another fantastic movie that did not get press. Shameful.

Excellent acting. Each character was well crafted, quirky and emotive. Timothy Olyphant rocked as Dick. Each shot showcasing spot on facial expressions and genuine likability. Rossif Sutherland glides on the screen with charm and wit; hands down his best work. Joe Anderson was perfectly cast and so money, even with his "one lung". Stephen McIntyre made it hard to believe he was acting it was that good.

This was a stellar ensemble cast. Story was tight. Editing fantastic. Music kept the viewer involved and geared. Well paced with no slow parts. Consistently comedic interwoven with drama.

The joy of this movie is its slice of life character realism with their flaws just drawing you into their world. No perfect car chases. No crazy stunts. One very funny car honking scene.

This is one of those few movies I will watch again and again any time.


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