DVD 121 mins IMDB 6.6 (16,800 votes)
Bringing Out the Dead
Paramount Pictures (1999)
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Nicolas Cage Frank Pierce
Patricia Arquette Mary Burke
John Goodman Larry Verber
Ving Rhames Marcus
Tom Sizemore Tom Wall
Marc Anthony Noel
Mary Beth Hurt Nurse Constance
Cliff Curtis Cy Coates
Nestor Serrano Dr. Hazmat
Aida Turturro Nurse Crupp
Sonja Sohn Kanita
Cynthia Roman Rose
Afemo Omilami Griss
Cullen O. Johnson Mr. Burke (as Cullen Oliver Johnson)
Arthur J. Nascarella Captain Barney

Director Martin Scorsese
Producer Barbara De Fina; Scott Rudin
Writer Joe Connelly; Paul Schrader
Cinematography Robert Richardson
Musician Elmer Bernstein
User Credit 1 Thelma Schoonmaker
User Credit 2 Rita Ryack

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. — Mark Deming

Edition Details
Barcode 097363356479
Region Region 1
Chapters 30
Release Date 5/9/2000
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
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User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Gritty violent content, drug use and language.
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Trivia: Average Shot Length (ASL) = 5.1 seconds (more)

Goofs: Continuity: In several of the scenes involving the ambulance, the ambulance switches back and forth between a type2 (van chassis) and type 3 (van front with modular custom built box and dual rear wheels) (more)

Quotes: Marcus: The first step is love, the second is mercy. (more)

Awards: 2 wins & 4 nominations (more)