Bringing Out the Dead

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Patricia Arquette & Ving Rhames Director: Martin Scorsese  Rated: R: Restricted
Bringing Out the Dead
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 1 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Paramount Catalog
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Exclusive cast and crew interviews
    • 2 theatrical trailers
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

Variety -
"...Dark humor, amusing moments, visual pyrotechnics and bravura acting from the entire ensemble..."
Rolling Stone - 11/11/1999
"...[Cage] gives a blazing, implosive performance..."
Premiere - 06/01/2000
"...Tremendous visual imagination....Takes some surprising turns..." -- 4 out of 5 stars
USA Today - 10/22/1999
"...Nicholas Cage anchors the movie with one of his best performances....Kinetically stylized through Robert Richardson's fabulous photography..."
Los Angeles Times - 10/22/1999
"...Gritty, hallucinatory....Scorsese turns this project into an impressive exercise in visual style..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 10/22/1999
"...To look at BRINGING OUT THE DEAD -- to look, indeed, at almost any Scorsese film -- is to be reminded that film can touch urgently and deeply..."

Plot Synopsis:

Martin Scorsese's surreal film is a rush of adrenaline, sparked by Robert Richardson's frenetic camera work. As Frank, the unraveling paramedic who works in Hell's Kitchen in the early 1990s, Nicolas Cage's eyes convey a seemingly endless range of emotions. The film plays like a hypercomic TAXI DRIVER, with a cast of characters that are ghostly, haunted, and on the verge of insanity. An assured supporting cast is highlighted by Ving Rhames, whose Marcus is a raucous religious fanatic.

Plot Keywords:

1990s | New York City

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: October 22, 1999.
  • Filmed on location in New York City.
  • Budgeted at $32 million, the film grossed $6.193 million in its opening weekend (on 1,936 screens).
  • At the 1997 Telluride Film Festival, Paul Schrader called BRINGING OUT THE DEAD his best script since TAXI DRIVER.
  • The grueling shoot took place mostly at night.
  • The title of the film is a reference to a scene in MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL.

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  • Sales Rank: 79,697
  • UPC: 883929311705
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