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Manic (2001)

R | | Drama | 23 May 2003 (USA)
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After attacking another player with a bat during baseball at school, Lyle's sent to the psych ward. He meets other teenagers with problems. Will group therapy help?

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Jordan Melamed
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Lyle
Maggie Baird ... Rebecca
Don Cheadle ... Dr. David Monroe
Blayne Weaver ... Charlie
Lydell M. Cheshier Lydell M. Cheshier ... J.C.
Roxie Fuller ... Roxie
Bree Nogueira Bree Nogueira ... Bree
Kathy Paradise Kathy Paradise ... Nurse
Elden Henson ... Michael
Cody Lightning ... Kenny
Michael Bacall ... Chad
Sara Rivas ... Sara
Lauren Shubert Lauren Shubert ... Lauren
Zooey Deschanel ... Tracey
William Richert ... Diego
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Storyline

Lyle Jensen is subject to sudden and violent outbursts, and he is committed to the juvenile wing of the Northwood Mental Institution. Several other youths are there with a variety of serious problems. Lyle interacts with other patients and staff on a human, and sometimes not so human level. The psychological problems of the patients also forms the fabric by which we see what's right with them, and what's wrong with the society that affects them. Written by Scott from Milwaukee, WI, USA

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i am human See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content, strong language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Manic See more »

Filming Locations:

Camarillo, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,628, 27 April 2003

Gross USA:

$69,958

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,958
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Most of the extras in the movie were teenagers that had actually been in hospitals to treat depression. See more »

Quotes

Lyle: This place sucks ass!
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References Braveheart (1995) See more »

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Head up
Written by C. Moreno, C. Cheng, S. Carpenter, A. Cunningham and A. Cavalera
Performed by Deftones
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Interesting film with the raw edges of reality exposed
25 March 2006 | by raventrollSee all my reviews

This movie is shot like a documentary, which adds to the raw edges of this film. If you are looking a feel good movie with all the answers, this film is not for you. If you are looking for a tiny glimpse of what it is like to have a mental illness and how difficult it is for professionals to help those, then sit back and watch. I was drawn into the characters, both the staff and the patience. The film ensured we never forgot that Psychologists and therapists are human as are the people with the illnesses. Although this film centered on teenagers with problems, the situations can apply to any age range. This is a must see film for any one interested in mental illness issues or those involved with dealing with mental illness. It is a shame this film did not get the positive press it deserves.


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