High LifeJanuary 3, 2009
Four hapless junkies plan to rob a bank.
Release Year: 2009
Rating: 6.1/10 (1,982 voted)
Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Stephen Eric McIntyre, Rossif Sutherland
It's 1983, and hopeless junkie Dick gets an unwelcome visit from the past – his seriously sleazy former cellmate, Bug, to be precise. Bug requires a crash course in the 80s: different music, different drugs, and machines in walls that dispense money. The latter development gives Dick an idea.
Writers: Lee MacDougall, Lee MacDougall
Stephen Eric McIntyre
Jon Ted Wynne
Strung Out Doctor
(as Tracy McMahon)
The perfect crime… the not so-perfect team
Release Date: 3 Jan 2009
Filming Locations: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Opening Weekend: $1,088
(10 January 2010)
The Mercedes Benz used to leave the garage is a 1987 model. Also, even if it were a 1983 it is in really poor condition. Also the car is equipped with a detachable face CD player. While CD's were commercially available in 1983 detachable face players were not.
What is it, Donnie?
Uh, can I get a nickle?
Donnie, why are you asking me for…
I don't have any money.
My 314th Review: One of the better crime comedies around
This is low down fun. It has a very well-scripted, plotted, and thought
through feel to it and there really are worse ways to send your time.
It reminded us a lot of Australian cinema, where losers just keep on
losing but just more and more outrageously, and it is a film that makes
you laugh mostly 'cos it ain't you.
All the characters are exactly that, characters, and all of them are
nicely done. Everything from the get go just works and the take on the
80s is pitch perfect – no Reaganomics and Wall Street here, this is 70s
hangover time to perfection.
A fun little movie with heart, drugs, and great, great incompetence…