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An out-of-control speed freak (Schwartzman) is introduced his drug of choice's creator (Rourke) by his dealer (Leguizamo). A massive three-day adventure ensues (with Fugit, Murphy, and Suvari in tow).

Release Year: 2002

Rating: 6.6/10 (20,215 voted)

Critic's Score: 41/100

Jonas Åkerlund

Stars: Jason Schwartzman, John Leguizamo, Patrick Fugit

An out-of-control speed freak (Schwartzman) is introduced his drug of choice's creator (Rourke) by his dealer (Leguizamo). A massive three-day adventure ensues (with Fugit, Murphy, and Suvari in tow).

Writers: Will De Los Santos, Creighton Vero


Jason Schwartzman


Mickey Rourke

The Cook

Brittany Murphy


John Leguizamo

Spider Mike

Patrick Fugit


Mena Suvari


Chloe Hunter

April Love

Elisa Bocanegra


Julia Mendoza

La Sadgirl

China Chow


Nicholas Gonzalez


Deborah Harry


Josh Peck

Fat Boy

Charlotte Ayanna


Eric Roberts

The Man

the ultimate speed freak's tale.


Official Website:
Brink Films- (us) |
Danny Vinik |

Release Date: 7 February 2003

Filming Locations: Circus Liquor – 5600 Vineland Avenue, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $2,800,000


Opening Weekend: $15,160
(16 March 2003)
(1 Screen)

Gross: $410,241
(18 May 2003)

Technical Specs


(Mar del Plata Film Festival)

Did You Know?


Originally intended to be a documentary entitled "The Cook" about Methamphetamine cooks (makers of the drug) and its dealers and abusers. Instead, the project became a screenplay based on three days in the life of the film's creator/writer/co-producer, Will De Los Santos as he drove a methamphetamine cook around Eugene, Oregon, for three days in the winter of 1995.


When Ross arrives to The Cook motel room, by the time that Nikki is going to work to the strip club, The Cook is wearing black and white sneakers, then right ahead, after threatening Ross, is wearing cowboy boots.


Moustache Cop:
[pointing gun]
Drop the cheese puffs, ma'am!

User Review

People looking for a plot are missing the point

Rating: 10/10

This movie is a realistic portrayal of the meth lifestyle, not because
it's a realistic movie, but because it's a bunch of tweakers very busy
doing nothing. My friend and I laughed during the whole movie because
we both knew people who fit the characters in the film perfectly. If
you don't know anyone into drugs this movie probably won't appeal to
you. The moviemakers get a lot of facets of the lifestyle spot-on, like
the importance of the car. The main character is the most important
person in the movie, even more important than the cook, because he's
got a car. A lot of the movie is spent driving around on various
crank-related missions, most of them pointless. And that's really what
being a crankster is about, getting high for the sake of getting high
and finding ways to fill all that extra time they now have. If the
characters come off as blunted and one-dimensional it's because that's
how the people they're portraying are.