• Bringing Out the Dead (1999)

Bringing Out the Dead

Release Date: October 22nd, 1999

DVD Release Date: May 9th, 2000

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

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures, De Fina-Cappa, Paramount Pictures

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Gritty, Hospital, New York City, Friendship, 1990s, Death, Tense, Quest, Daughter, Rescue, Love, Dark

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    To look at Bringing Out the Dead --to look, indeed, at almost any Scorsese film--is to be reminded that film can touch us urgently and deeply. show more

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Develops microclimates of mood without fully developing the same shadings of character.

  • 74
    Mr. Showbiz

    There's talent to burn in this movie. But the flame is cold.

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