Bringing Out the Dead

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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.

  1. Joe Connelly


  2. Paul Schrader


  3. Martin Scorsese


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  1. Nicolas Cage

    Nicolas Cage

    Frank Pierce

  2. Patricia Arquette

    Patricia Arquette

    Mary Burke

  3. John Goodman

    John Goodman

    Larry Verber

  4. Ving Rhames

    Ving Rhames


  5. Tom Sizemore

    Tom Sizemore

    Tom Wolls

  6. Marc Anthony

    Marc Anthony


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 1m

Budget $32,000,000.00

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Release Information

  • October 22, 1999
    R, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

By 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. Bas... read the rest.

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