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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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Gary Yates
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Eric McIntyre ... Bug
Timothy Olyphant ... Dick
Joe Anderson ... Donnie
Rossif Sutherland ... Billy
Jon Ted Wynne ... Strung-Out Doctor
Steven Ratzlaff ... Prison Guard (as Steve Ratzlaff)
Mark McKinney ... Jeremy
Ernesto Griffith Ernesto Griffith ... Ken
Kelly Wolfman Kelly Wolfman ... Lynn
Turk Scatliff Turk Scatliff ... Jamie
Leigh Enns ... Addict 1
Will Woytowich ... Addict 2
Susan Kelso ... Addict 3
Harry Nelken Harry Nelken ... Addict 4
Tracy Beemer 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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Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

16 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alto Golpe See more »

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,088, 10 January 2010, Limited Release
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Trivia

Hughes, Griffith, Woytowich were all in " "ATM" together. High Life takes place in 1983 when ATM'S were just becoming popular and the ATM plays a part in the film's plot. See more »

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The Mercedes Benz used to leave the garage is a 1987 model. Also, even if it were a 1983 it is in really poor condition. Also the car is equipped with a detachable face CD player. While CD's were commercially available in 1983 detachable face players were not. See more »

Quotes

Donnie: Please let me stay, Dick. Please. I can take care of myself. You go. You gotta get out of here!
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References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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You Could Have Been a Lady
Performed by April Wine
Written by Errol Ainsworth Brown & Anthony Tony Wilson
Published by Finchley Music Corporation (ASCAP)
by arrangement with Backstage Music Publishing, Toronto-Canada o/b/o Music & Media International
Courtesy of BC Music & Consulting
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High Life is HIGHlarious!!!
18 March 2012 | by scoupSee 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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