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Passion Play (2010)

R | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 2011 (Brazil)
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Passion Play is a movie starring Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox, and Bill Murray. An angel under the thumb of a ruthless gangster is saved by a trumpet player down on his luck.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nate Poole
... Lily Luster
... Happy Shannon
... Harriet
... Sam Adamo
... Aldo
... Cecil
... Walt (Man #2)
... Roland
... Rickey
... Man #1 (With Walt)
... Russell
... Nurse Kohl (as Lora Cunningham)
... Malcolm (Monk)
Liezl Carstens ... April
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In Reno, the former successful trumpet player Nate Poole has a one night stand with the wife of the powerful and ruthless mobster Happy Shannon and one of his gangsters abducts Nate to kill him in the desert. Out of the blue, Nate is saved by Indians and he walks through the desert until he reaches a side show owned by Sam Adamo. Nate asks if Sam has a telephone to make a phone call to his friend Harriet, but he sees a beautiful woman with wings called Lily Luster and he asks a drink to her. Then he invites Lily to move with him to Reno. However Sam kidnaps Nate to kill him with a snake, but Lily rescues Nate with a truck and they head to Reno. Nate plots a scheme to raise some money, offering Lily to Happy. Along their journey back to Reno, Nate falls in love with her and he decides to call off the agreement with Happy. But the criminal finds Nate's hideout and abducts Lily and keeps the angel with him. Neverthless Nate is decided to rescue Lily from Hàppy's fortress. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Love Is Stronger Than Death See more »

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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Rated R for language, some sexuality/nudity, violence and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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2011 (Brazil)  »

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O Anjo do Desejo  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,100, 8 May 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,669, 12 May 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,500,000, 31 December 2011
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2.35 : 1
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Both Mickey Rourke and Bill Murray lost out on their only Best Actor Oscar nominations. Both lost the award to Sean Penn. Rourke was nominated for The Wrestler (2008) and Penn won for Milk (2008). Murray was nominated for Lost in Translation (2003) and Penn won for Mystic River 2003). See more »

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When Nate gets his drink from Lily in her caravan you can see him putting his glass on the table. A few seconds later it's a total different type of glass. See more »

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[first lines]
Nate: Hey, Billy?
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Soundtracks

When Did You Leave Heaven
Jimmy Scott - Vocals
Jay Bellerose - Drums
David Piltch - Upright Bass
Patrick Warren - Chamberlin
Van Dyke Parks - Piano
Greg Iesiz - Guitar
Levon Henry - Tenor Saxophone
Produced by Joe Henry
Recorded and Mixed by 'Ryan Freeland' at The Garfield House, South Pasadena, CA, January, 2010
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great small film highlighting the beauty of megan fox
8 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

this movie was never intended to be a big film. I didn't read any reviews in entirety only to see if it had any positive feedback which gave me a go for watching it. I was really fooled by the ending where it all came together. The acting was mostly good, but sets could have been a little better. I was involved in the story and felt the love between Lily and Nate. I was surprised by Megan's good acting in it. She played it nicely without a lot of dialog for her to point out her flaws. The director did a good job of inserting her for loss of a better term.

I'd recommend this highly without reservation, but would suggest lowering your expectation level if you looking for high end type film. Perfect for DVD...and I definitely would have seen it an art house theater without disappointment.


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