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Bringing Out the Dead


Nicolas Cage, Patricia Arquette, John Goodman, Ving Rhames View All


Martin Scorsese (Director), Paul Schrader (Screenplay) View All

Released: Oct. 22nd, 1999
Runtime: 2 hours, 1 minute
48 hours in the life of a burnt-out paramedic. Once called Father Frank for his efforts to rescue lives, Frank sees the ghosts of those he failed to save around every turn. He has tried everything he can to get fired, calling in sick, delaying taking calls where he might have to face one more victim he couldn't help, yet cannot quit the job on his own.
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And I certainly found that to be the case in this film, with Cage delivering one of his most impressive performances I've come across.
This is, surprisingly, one of my favourite Scorsese films.