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Life in the Fast Lane (1998)

There's No Fish Food in Heaven (original title)
R | | Comedy | 18 October 1998 (USA)
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Black comedy about an obsessive street graffiti artist, who falls obsessively in love with a frustrated artist he meets. Unfortunately, rather than trying to meet with her in a conventional... See full summary »

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Eleanor Gaver

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Eleanor Gaver (as Eleanor E. Gaver)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fairuza Balk ... Mona
Noah Taylor ... Jeff
Téa Leoni ... Landeene
Patrick Dempsey ... The Stranger
Debi Mazar ... Rosie
Jeffrey Jones ... Minister Pete
James Le Gros ... D.J. (as James LeGros)
Udo Kier ... Rocky
Caroline Aaron ... Venessa
K. Todd Freeman ... Stan / Suzie
Richard Gayler Richard Gayler ... Desk Sergeant
Tracy Vilar ... Shirley
Madena Bennett Madena Bennett ... Bouncer
Bill Cusack ... Cop #1 (as Billy Cusack)
Scott Burkholder ... Cop #2
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Black comedy about an obsessive street graffiti artist, who falls obsessively in love with a frustrated artist he meets. Unfortunately, rather than trying to meet with her in a conventional way, he decides to mail himself to her with the help of a pet shop owner. Unfortunately, when he arrives, she is with another man, who immediately makes love to her against the box. Then when they decide to open the box, they stab scissors into the box, killing the man. The action then follows that the spirit of the graffiti artist can now communicate only with the artist and, fearfully, she decides she has to get rid of the body. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, and for language, violence and a scene of drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Life in the Fast Lane See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Quotes

[While Mona is having sex with The Stranger behind the church]
Minister Pete: That's the express train to hell you're riding there, missy!
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References The Naked Truth (1995) See more »

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When the Saints Go Marching In
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Performed by Roger Manning
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Life in the Fast Lane
26 December 2004 | by st8mintSee all my reviews

Noah was very good in this also. He brings new life to whatever role he's given, and although he usually plays the melancholy dramatic lover or boy next door, he enjoys playing some more lighthearted comedic roles. I think he's fantastic in this, and was interested that he also joined up with Fairuza in Almost Famous. I adore him in this role, even though this movie sometimes left a little to be desired here. A little off the edge or over the top, it's got some good qualities to it, and some good lines. Some of the plot is unrealistic, and a little sad--just a bit dark. But as a Noah Taylor fan, I definitely enjoyed it.


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