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Bringing Out the Dead 1999
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  • Martin Scorsese
  • October 22, 1999
  • 121 mins
  • English
  • Drama, Thriller
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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While the beginning was OK, the film just didn't life up to my expectation. What is Scorsese's Message here?!

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This film shows 48 hours in the life of Frank, a depressed and alcoholic paramedic who is getting to his breaking point. His head is in a big mess and he can't deal with anymore deaths in the stressed life of a paramedic in an ambulance. He is haunted by memories that just can't make him live a normal life.
The plot is very dark and once again Scorsese shows another hallucinating late night vision of New York City.
Nicolas Cage can act! His performance is very good and we can really feel the pain of Frank.
Overall Bring Out The Dead is a different but yet great film directed by Martin Scorsese.

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It's a very good movie. Although it is with Nicolas Cage ;-)

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