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A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.

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Adam Kassen, Mark Kassen

Writers:

Paul Danziger (story), Chris Lopata | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Evans ... Mike Weiss
Mark Kassen ... Paul Danziger
Marshall Bell ... Jeffrey Dancort
Brett Cullen ... Nathaniel Price
Jesse L. Martin ... Daryl King
Vinessa Shaw ... Nurse Vicky Rogers
Roxanna Hope Radja ... Sylvia (as Roxanna Hope)
Michael Biehn ... Red
Kate Burton ... Senator O'Reilly
Erinn Allison ... Kim Danziger
Tess Parker Tess Parker ... Jaime Weiss
Justin Anderson Justin Anderson ... Skateboard Kid
Jack Lee ... Mr. Clean
Brittney Karbowski ... Suzie / Blonde Student
Mark Lanier ... Mark Lanier
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Storyline

Idealistic lawyers Mike Weiss and Paul Danziger are partners. Mike is a drug-addict and Paul is a family man with a pregnant wife. When nurse Vicky Rogers seeks them out, they learn that she contracted AIDS a couple of years ago when she was accidentally pinpricked with a contaminated needle by a violent patient. Vicky shows a retractable safety needle invented by engineer Jeffrey Matthew Dancort, who owns the Safety Point Company, but is unable to sell his product to any hospital from the United Medical group, apart from San Antonio Memorial. Danziger and Weiss accept the case and go to court against United Medical, defended by powerful lawyer Nathaniel Price. Soon, they see all the doors closed in their fight against the powerful mafia of the medical supply system. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Sometimes, the brightest light, comes from the darkest places. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, language, some nudity and a sexual reference | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

15 March 2012 (Thailand) See more »

Also Known As:

Retractable See more »

Filming Locations:

Houston, Texas, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,175, 25 September 2011

Gross USA:

$68,945

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$123,700
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Some of Chris Evans' real tattoos can be seen on this film among a few others that were custom made for his character See more »

Goofs

When they leave the nurse's house after the first interview, there is a blue Chevy pick-up at the intersection that is at least a 2010 model. See more »

Quotes

Nathaniel Price: [greeting Weiss in the middle of the night] I like people who are nuts. Keeps things interesting.
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References Law & Order (1990) See more »

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Ghost of an Earthworm
Written by Ritchie Young
Performed by Loch Lomond
Courtesy of Rumble Fish, Inc
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21 November 2011 | by gbacquetSee all my reviews

By the time you read this review, you already know what the movie is about so there's no point going over that again. You know it's supposed to be a courtroom drama and a personal one as well as we take a look into Mike Weiss' demons and struggle with his drug addiction. Chris Evans' performance alone is worth the price of admission, but the movie itself, although well-intentioned, fails to deliver. It seemed as though the filmmakers didn't know how to make the two story lines converge coherently and thus gave us a shallow passage through both with an ending that.... Well, I leave it up to you to comment on it after you've seen it. Make no mistake, the movie is worth your time. But don't expect to be shaken or astounded by it; just go and enjoy a good piece of cinema that had great potential but didn't fully live up to it.


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