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The Wave (2019)

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An insurance lawyer goes out on the town to celebrate an upcoming promotion with his co-worker, Jeff. But their night takes a turns bizarre when Frank ingests a hallucinogen that completely alters his perception of the world.

Director:

Gille Klabin

Writer:

Carl W. Lucas

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sheila Vand ... Theresa
Tommy Flanagan ... Aeolus
Justin Long ... Frank
Bill Sage ... Jonas
Donald Faison ... Jeff
Katia Winter ... Natalie
Sarah Minnich ... Cheryl
Monique Candelaria ... Olive
Ronnie Gene Blevins ... Ritchie
Blythe Howard ... Jessica Warren
Mark Teich ... Ralph
Jocelyn Montoya ... Not Theresa
Denise Gurule ... Lily
Jacob Browne ... Lamont
Phil Duran ... Police Officer
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Storyline

Frank, an opportunistic insurance lawyer, thinks he's in for the time of his life when he goes out on the town to celebrate an upcoming promotion with his co-worker, Jeff. But their night takes a turn for the bizarre when Frank is dosed with a hallucinogen that completely alters his perception of the world, taking him on a psychedelic quest through board meetings, nightclubs, shootouts, and alternate dimensions. As Frank ping-pongs between reality and fantasy, he finds himself on a mission to find a missing girl, himself - and his wallet.

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Genres:

Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong drug content and language throughout, some disturbing images and sexual references | See all certifications »
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The phone number on the insurance claim form (719)266-2837 is for the Hall & Oates hotline "Callin' Oates" See more »

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Features Fender Bender (2016) See more »

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Written by Russell Cloder & Devin Gati
Performed by DREAM RADIO
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Cult classic in the making.
21 January 2020 | by duanebobinskiSee all my reviews

Finally a film comes along that's not part of a comic series, a remake of a remake, or jamming woke culture down our throats. Genuinely creative, well played, and an existential roller coaster.

Destined to be remembered for one of the more accurate representations of a psychotropic experience, it also charms with engaging characters you can relate to. Justin Long was a great choice for this role. It's a pretty fun ride, lighthearted enough to not be preachy in it's delivery of philosophical content. Most enjoyable film I've stumbled upon in a while. Watch with a group of friends who aren't "Babies".


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2020 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wave See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$8,101

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,101
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EchoWolf Productions See more »
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2.39:1
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