|Bringing Out the Dead (DVD, 2000, Anamorphic Widescreen)|
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Nicholas Cage plays a paramedic working among the filth and mental desolation of New York City's Hell's Kitchen in the early 1990s. He becomes haunted by the visions of a beautiful 18 year-old girl whom he was unable to resuscitate. Soon after, he meets Mary, Patricia Arquette, a recovering drug addict when he attemps to save her Father. He becomes very confused with life as he begins to be consumed by all the death and violence. His driving partners are a bit wacko or different. Nicholas Cage tries unsuccessfully, to be fired. He life is nightmarish as he trys to redeem the lives of Rose, Mary, and himself in the process. It is a very different movie, you may have to watch a couple of times to get it but you should.
The action sequences are wonderful- real enough to watch, but still will some extra drama added for enjoyment. Keeping in mind that the movie takes place in the 1990s will help certain medical professionals from getting frustrated. The acting is superb. Cage delivers a great performance, and both Goodman and Rhames deliver great supporting performances (their should have been more scenes with Goodman). If you're looking for a movie that dwells on the action and stress that Paramedics face (both internally and externally), then you will enjoy this film. Also, this is yet another good example of why Scorsese films are worth watching.
First off. If you aren't in EMS you won't understand most of the movie. They use alot of true terms. The film isn't all that realistic. There are some critical mistakes made but, still all in all fairly accurate. If you have ever ran Code 3 (Lights and sirens) you know what its like to avoid accidents and what its like to work on a paient and then suddenly just when you thought you won, you didn't. I see alot of myself and co- workers in Tom Sizemore, John Goodman, and Ving Rhames. They personalitys are very accurate of EMS. There is a side of EMTs that the public dosn't see and they show it well. The movie is based on a book written by a former NYC Paramedic. Read it and then watch the movie, it fills in the gaps. Lastly, I will say, watch this movie and can you imagine yourself in that poly/cotton shirt, with a scope around your neck? I have been doing this job for 3 years and this film makes me remember, "It DOES get worse."
I've seen the movie countless times, and still love it. If you are in EMS, this movie is a must-see! Its dark overtones mixed with intriguing story lines make for a 5 star movie. Nick Cage does a superb job in this movie, and the supporting cast is also stellar.
If you are not in EMS, this movie is still worth at least a watch. You may not feel it necessary to watch, but after you see it, you will see into the lives of EMS personnel a little more clearly. This isn't ER, House, or any other medical show you've seen!
Nick Cage is, well..... Nick Cage in this moderaterly entertaining hazy melodrama surrounding an EMT's apparent struggles to cope with the loss of a patient whom he sees as a ghost in other people's faces. Slightly bizzare, slightly twisted but with some entertaining dialog. Side rolls by the sweaty John Goodman and a non-bald Ving Rhames are interesting but not riveting.