Bringing Out the Dead (1999) Full Movie

Bringing Out the Dead
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Bringing Out the Dead (1999) : 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.

Title Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
Release Date Oct 22, 1999
Genres
Production Company Touchstone Pictures, De Fina-Cappa, Paramount
Production Countries United States of America
Casts Nicolas Cage, Patricia Arquette, John Goodman, Ving Rhames, Tom Sizemore, Marc Anthony, Mary Beth Hurt, Cliff Curtis, Cynthia Roman, Sonja Sohn, Aida Turturro
Plot Keywords new york city, coma, ambulance, night life, drug addiction, hallucination, dying and death, ambulance man, road trip, alcoholism, teacher, hospital, violence, city, drugs, illegal prostitution, euthanasia
Frank Pierce
Frank Pierce
Nicolas Cage
Mary Burke
Mary Burke
Patricia Arquette
Larry Verber
Larry Verber
John Goodman
Marcus
Marcus
Ving Rhames
Tom Wolls
Tom Wolls
Tom Sizemore
Noel
Noel
Marc Anthony
Nurse Constance
Nurse Constance
Mary Beth Hurt
Cy Coates
Cy Coates
Cliff Curtis
Rose
Rose
Cynthia Roman
Kanita
Kanita
Sonja Sohn
Nurse Crupp
Nurse Crupp
Aida Turturro
Dr. Hazmat
Dr. Hazmat
Nestor Serrano
Cokehead
Cokehead
Larry Fessenden
Captain Barney
Captain Barney
Arthur J. Nascarella
Dispatcher (Voice)
Dispatcher (Voice)
Martin Scorsese
Dispatcher Love (Voice)
Dispatcher Love (Voice)
Queen Latifah
Drug Dealer
Drug Dealer
Michael Kenneth Williams
Voice in Crowd
Voice in Crowd
Craig muMs Grant
Mr. Oh
Mr. Oh
John Heffernan
ICU Nurse
ICU Nurse
Judy Reyes
Griss
Griss
Afemo Omilami
Mr. Burke
Mr. Burke
Cullen O. Johnson
Sister Fetus
Sister Fetus
Julyana Soelistyo
Neighbor Woman
Neighbor Woman
Graciela Lecube
Neighbor Woman
Neighbor Woman
Marylouise Burke
Mrs. Burke
Mrs. Burke
Phyllis Somerville
Neighbor Woman
Neighbor Woman
Mary Diveny
John Burke
John Burke
Tom Riis Farrell
Arguing Russian
Arguing Russian
Aleks Shaklin
Arguing Russian
Arguing Russian
Leonid Citer
Man with Bloody Foot
Man with Bloody Foot
Jesus A. Del Rosario Jr.
Big Feet
Big Feet
Bernie Friedman
Prostitute
Prostitute
Theo Kogan
Prostitute
Prostitute
Fuschia!
Mr. Oh's Friend
Mr. Oh's Friend
Matthew Maher
Mr. Oh's Friend
Mr. Oh's Friend
Bronson Dudley
Mr. Oh's Friend
Mr. Oh's Friend
Marilyn McDonald
Homeless Man in Waiting Room
Homeless Man in Waiting Room
Ed Jupp Jr.
Homeless Man in Waiting Room
Homeless Man in Waiting Room
J. Stanford Hoffman
Concerned Hispanic Aunt
Concerned Hispanic Aunt
Rita Norona Schrager
Naked Man
Naked Man
Don Berry
Street Punk
Street Punk
Mtume Gant
Grunt
Grunt
Michael A. Noto
Bystander
Bystander
Omar Scroggins
Stanley
Stanley
Andy Davoli
Miss Williams
Miss Williams
Charlene Hunter
Club Doorman
Club Doorman
Jesse Malin
I.B. Bangin'
I.B. Bangin'
Harper Simon
Drummer
Drummer
Joseph Monroe Webb
Club Bystander
Club Bystander
Jon Abrahams
I.B.'s Girlfriend
I.B.'s Girlfriend
Charis Michelsen
Dr. Milagros
Dr. Milagros
Lia Yang
Arrested Man
Arrested Man
Antone Pagan
Bridge & Tunnel Girl
Bridge & Tunnel Girl
Melissa Marsala
Weeping Woman
Weeping Woman
Betty Miller
Pregnant Maria
Pregnant Maria
Rosemary Gomez
Carlos
Carlos
Luis Rodriguez
Crackhead
Crackhead
Sylva Kelegian
Dr. Mishra
Dr. Mishra
Frank Ciornei
Nurse Odette
Nurse Odette
Catrina Ganey
Nurse Advisor
Nurse Advisor
Jennifer Lane Newman
Police in Hospital
Police in Hospital
John Bal
Police in Hospital
Police in Hospital
Raymond Cassar
Drunk
Drunk
Tom Cappadona
Drunk
Drunk
Jack O'Connell
Drunk
Drunk
Randy Foster
Homeless Suicidal
Homeless Suicidal
Richard Spore
Fireman
Fireman
James Hanlon
Fireman
Fireman
Chris Edwards
Police Sergeant
Police Sergeant
Mark Giordano
Cop in Elevator
Cop in Elevator
Michael Mulheren
Cop in Elevator
Cop in Elevator
David Zayas
Cop #1
Cop #1
Terry Serpico
Cop #3
Cop #3
Floyd Resnick
Surgeon
Surgeon
Megan Leigh
Screaming Man
Screaming Man
David Vasquez
ICU Doctor
ICU Doctor
Joseph P. Reidy
Urchin Prostitute (uncredited)
Urchin Prostitute (uncredited)
Erica Bamforth
Child Zombie (uncredited)
Child Zombie (uncredited)
Peju Bamgboshe
Policewoman (uncredited)
Policewoman (uncredited)
Carolyn Campbell
Club Kid (uncredited)
Club Kid (uncredited)
Michael Carbonaro
Catatonic Patient in Suede Coat (uncredited)
Catatonic Patient in Suede Coat (uncredited)
Joe Connelly
Band Member / Trailer (uncredited)
Band Member / Trailer (uncredited)
Marshall Dancing Elk Lucas
Cop #2 (uncredited)
Cop #2 (uncredited)
Brian Smyj

Reviews

  • John Chard

    Powerful and engrossing cinema from a truly great team. Frank Pierce is a member of the Nork York paramedics, serving the Hell's Kitchen district he is witness to some terrible incidents. As he starts to crack under the pressure of the job, and getting no help from a succession of zany partners, Frank may just find solace with an ex-junkie girl who's father he brought in dying of a heart attack. Martin Scorsese can never be accused of not being adventurous, after dabbling in Eastern spiritualism with 1997s Kundun, he returns to New York and tackles a wing of America's tortured heroes. Based on the novel by Joe Connelly, Bringing Out The Dead is at times a difficult watch in many ways, but it's haunting poignancy is told with brilliantly adroit ease from one of America's famed directors, whilst it has to be said that the humour that is in there is darkly genius in its execution. We are along for the ride with haunted Frank for three days (and nights) as he and his borderline bonkers partners deal with overdoses, heart attacks, drunks and a notably cynical virgin birth! As Frank starts to see ghosts of people he couldn't save in the past, Scorsese and his team treat us to an adrenalin fuelled nightmare, the editing (Thelma Schoonmaker) is swift and explosive like, Robert Richardson's cinematography framing certain aspects of this journey with impacting deftness, and then we have the soundtrack. Scorsese is always a man who takes great care in sound tracking his movies, in fact few modern day directors can touch his knack for a perfect soundtrack. Fusing Motown with 70s Punk Rock would seem an odd combination, but all of it works as the paramedics start to feel the strain and (in some cases) as the mania takes hold. It's rare to hear a New York Dolls track in a movie, to hear a Johnny Thunders solo track is as rare as a dog that speaks Norwegian, and here the use of Thunders' You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory is pitch perfect, impacting so. Such is the use of early Clash standards as our protagonists feed off each others precarious mental conditions, it's a soundtrack to savour basically. Nicholas Cage plays Frank Pierce, and it's a great performance full of restraint and honesty, it's the sort of performance that his detractors tend to forget about such is its emotive simplicity. Tom Sizemore (wonderfully manic), Ving Rhames, John Goodman and Patricia Arquette fill out the cast and all do fine work, but I'm sure they would be the first to acknowledge the excellence of Paul Schrader's screenplay. This piece is far from being a masterpiece, but with it's intensity sitting side by side with a paramedics need for coping, it's clear that Scorsese and his talented team have made one of the most astute and undervalued pieces of the 90s. 9/10