Darkly comic drama from the creative team behind 'Taxi Driver'. New
York paramedic Frank Pierce (Nicolas Cage) is close to cracking up:
his graveyard shift is taking its toll, and he is tortured by
visions of those he could not save from death. Over three
successive nights with three different colleagues - Larry (John
Goodman), Marcus (Ving Rhames) and Walls (Tom Sizemore) - Frank
searches desperately for salvation, seemingly unable to halt his
slide into madness and despair.
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BRINGING OUT THE DEAD
Thu, 16 May 2013 | Review by: Micky B
What another critic has termed as being <i>a modern-day film noir,</i> this is undoubedly a typical Martin Scorsese-directed picture, set in Scorecese's home turf of New York.
Frank Pierce (Nicholas Cage) is an overworked paramedic who is operating in the Manhatten area. With a differrnt partner every night, he finds himself consistently assigned to the "graveyard shift." He is so exhausted and depressed that he starts seeing ghosts walking the streets ľ particularly that of a young woman whom he had failed to save six months previously. During the course of his duties, Frank befriends the daughter Mary (Patricia Arquette) of a cardiac patient he has brought in. She is a former junkie ths before. Over three days, he is assigned a shift per day, each with a different partner. While working with them, he befriends the daughter of a cardiac arrest patient he brought in, Mary (Arquette), a former heroin junkie. Frank then finds that he has to battle against against the massive effects of a new form of heroin that is hitting the streets, as well as his own psychological demons.
Fans of Scorsese will certainly get their moneysworth from this one!
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