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R| 2 hr. 2 min.

Plot Summary
After a disheartening and haunting career wears him down, New York City paramedic Frank Pierce (Nicolas Cage) begins to collapse under the strain of saving lives and witnessing deaths. Through the course of a few nights, three co-workers (John Goodman, Ving Rhames, Tom Sizemore) accompany Pierce as he grasps for sanity and pushes to be fired. Before Pierce falls off the edge, he still has a hope when he forms a friendship with a victim's daughter (Patricia Arquette).

Cast: Nicolas Cage , Patricia Arquette , John Goodman , Ving Rhames , Tom Sizemore , Marc Anthony , Mary Beth Hurt , Cliff Curtis

Director: Martin Scorsese

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Bringing Out The Dead (1999)

Release Date: October 22nd, 1999|2 hr. 2 min.

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  • 90
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Cage, who gives a blazing, imposive performance, uses his haunted eyes to reveal the emotional scars that Frank can't heal. show more

  • 100
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    Potentially oppressive subject matter is redeemed by impeccable moral integrity and stunning artistry. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    In a role as tailor-made for him as the story is for its writer and director, Nicolas Cage anchors the movie with one of his best performances. show more

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