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Upstream Color (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 30 August 2013 (UK)
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A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.

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Shane Carruth

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Shane Carruth
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Seimetz ... Kris
Shane Carruth ... Jeff
Andrew Sensenig ... The Sampler
Thiago Martins Thiago Martins ... Thief
Kathy Carruth Kathy Carruth ... Orchid Mother
Meredith Burke Meredith Burke ... Orchid Daughter
Andreon Watson Andreon Watson ... Peter
Ashton Miramontes Ashton Miramontes ... Lucas
Myles McGee Myles McGee ... Monty
Frank Mosley ... Husband
Carolyn King Carolyn King ... Wife
Kerry McCormick ... OBGYN
Marco Antonio Rodriguez ... MRI Tech
Brina Palencia ... Woman in Club
Lynn Blackburn ... HR Manager
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When a woman's attacked and injured, he's hypnotised, and, using a grub with hypnotic properties. When the worms are extracted, she wakes up to find her life ruined. She's lost her job, her finances are destroyed. Years later, she meets Jeff whom she's a lot in common with. Written by SnoopyStyle

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Covered in episode # 56 of Sardonicast. See more »

Goofs

(at around 32 mins) When Jeff and Kris are in the coffee shop and Kris is digging in her case, there is a menu standing on the table. When the shot shows both, there is no menu standing on the table. See more »

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Thief: I have to apologize. I was born with a disfigurement where my head is made of the same material as the sun.
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Downstream Oblivian
4 July 2013 | by n-barrySee all my reviews

I give it 5 stars for keeping my interest. At least five or six times, I was ready to stop watching it. I couldn't turn it off though, because finishing the film was much like the compulsion to look at a car accident. I just knew the film wouldn't end well, but I had to watch it. It seemed to be straight forward enough in the beginning, but then it went down the rabbit hole. A few minutes later it would start to make sense again. But just when I thought I knew what was happening, something would throw me off. As I got more and more confused and frustrated, I just got more and more determined to see it through in hopes that it would all come together somehow. I know it's cliché, but I have to say, I want my 96 minutes back.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Color a contracorriente See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,649, 7 April 2013

Gross USA:

$444,098

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$587,174
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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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