Bringing Out the Dead

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama Thriller
  • Release year: 1999
  • Running time: 121 min
This tense urban drama stars Nicolas Cage as Frank Pierce, a paramedic on the brink of physical and emotional collapse. Frank has worked for years in one of New York's most brutal neighborhoods, and the pressure of his job has taken its toll; plagued... read more
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This tense urban drama stars Nicolas Cage as Frank Pierce, a paramedic on the brink of physical and emotional collapse. Frank has worked for years in one of New York's most brutal neighborhoods, and the pressure of his job has taken its toll; plagued with self-doubt, he is haunted by the spirits of the people he couldn't save, and while he desperately wants to quit his job, outside forces won't let him walk away. Bringing Out the Dead brought director Martin Scorsese back to the streets of contemporary New York, one of his favorite locations, after three films set elsewhere: Kundun, Casino, and The Age of Innocence. The film also reunited Scorsese with screenwriter Paul Schrader, who scripted Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and The Last Temptation of Christ. The supporting cast includes Patricia Arquette as the daughter of a heart attack victim that Frank has fallen in love with, and John Goodman and Ving Rhames as two of Frank's fellow drivers.

Original Release

10/22/1999

US Release

10/22/1999

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Cast

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Directors

Martin Scorsese

Writers

Paul Schrader, Joe Connelly

Cast

Producers

Bruce S. Pustin Executive Producer
Adam Schroeder Executive Producer
Scott Rudin Producer
Barbara De Fina Producer
Jeff Levine Producer
Mark Roybal Producer
Joseph P. Reidy Producer
Eric Steel Producer

Editors

Thelma Schoonmaker

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