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Bringing Out the Dead

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Bringing Out the Dead

Director Martin Scorsese reunites with his Taxi Driver / Raging Bull screenwriter Paul Schrader for an underseen and undervalued gem that demands rediscovery and reevaluation. A career best Nicolas Cage stars as an exhausted New York paramedic haunted by the lives he could not save. Over the course of three tumultuous nights, the film follows him to the brink of mental, physical and spiritual collapse.

“An intense, volatile film full of sorrow and wild, mordant humor.” – Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“Its hard-to-pin-down tone is frighteningly original – simultaneously world-weary and adolescent with an aura of perpetual anxiety, as if the characters and filmmakers were in pursuit of a catharsis everyone knows will never come.” – Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader

“To look at Bringing Out the Dead – to look, indeed, at almost any Scorsese film – is to be reminded that film can touch us urgently and deeply. Scorsese is never on autopilot, never panders, never sells out, always goes for broke; to watch his films is to see a man risking his talent, not simply exercising it. He makes movies as well as they can be made” – Roger Ebert

Director
Martin Scorsese
Starring
Nicolas Cage, Patricia Arquette, John Goodman, Ving Rhames, Tom Sizemore, Marc Anthony, Mary Beth Hurt, Cliff Curtis
Year
1999
Rated
R
Country
YSA
Format
35mm
Running Time
121 minutes

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