almost 6 years
You will not get your 1,5h of life back after watching this.
Think about it.
Incredibly dark and gritty with a great soundtrack. It won't make you feel uplifted.
over 6 years
Raw/exhilarating/amazing/bleak/somber setting built by Scorsese/Schrader. Cage's brutal.
Bringing Out the Dead is a 1999 drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, and based on the novel by Joe Connelly with the screenplay by Paul Schrader. The film stars Nicolas Cage, Ving Rhames, John Goodman, Tom Sizemore and Patricia Arquette.
It is about 48 hours in the life of a burnt-out paramedic: Frank (Cage) is a Manhattan medic, working the graveyard shift in a two-man ambulance team. He's burned out, exhausted, and seeing ghosts, especially a young woman he failed to save six months before. He is no longer able to save people - he simply brings out the dead. We follow him for three nights, each with a different partner: Larry (Goodman), who thinks about dinner; Marcus (Rhames), who looks to Jesus; and Tom (Sizemore), who wallops people out of frustration. Frank befriends the daughter of a heart victim he brings in. Mary (Arquette) is an ex-junkie, angry at her father but now hoping he'll live.
Once called Father Frank for his efforts to rescue lives, Frank sees the ghosts of...