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Slipstream (2007)

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Aging screenwriter Felix Bonhoeffer has lived his life in two states of existence: in reality and his own interior world. While working on a murder mystery script, and unaware that his brain is on the verge of implosion, Felix is baffled when his characters start to appear in his life, and vice versa.

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Anthony Hopkins

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Anthony Hopkins
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Hopkins ... Bonhoeffer
Stella Hopkins ... Gina (as Stella Arroyave)
Christian Slater ... Ray / Matt Dobbs / Patrolman #2
John Turturro ... Harvey Brickman
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Mort / Phil Henderson / Patrolman
Camryn Manheim ... Barbara
Jeffrey Tambor ... Geek / Jeffrey / Dr. Geekman
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Bonnie
Fionnula Flanagan ... Bette Lustig
Michael Lerner ... Big Mikey
Christopher Lawford ... Lars
Lisa Pepper ... Tracy / Nurse
Gavin Grazer Gavin Grazer ... Gavin / Ambulance Driver
Aaron Tucker ... Chauffeur / Aaron
Lana Antonova ... Lily
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Storyline

An actor and would-be screenwriter, who at the very moment of his meeting with Fate, comes to discover that life is random and fortune is sightless. He is thrown into a vortex where time, dreams, and reality collide in an increasingly whirling slipstream. It's a surreal and dreamlike tale of one man's journey. Written by Gregg Brilliant

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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I've got to get back.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violent images | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Sony Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2008 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Slipstream Dream See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,273, 28 October 2007

Gross USA:

$6,273
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Writer and Director Sir Anthony Hopkins chose a moldy, mildewy storage room at the Redondo Beach Elks Lodge, California to film his bedroom dream sequence, because he didn't have to dress the walls to look moldy and mildewy. He also used the Lodge Room as a soundstage for a television news insert for a later bar scene, and filmed the front of the Lodge as an emergency room entrance for his ambulance rush sequence. He signed autographs, posed for pictures, and used one of the Lodge members, and his wife in the exterior scene. See more »

Goofs

While Matt Dobbs and Geek are discussing Invasion of the Body Snatchers during the diner scene, they repeatedly refer to the female lead as "Donna Wynter". The actress's name was in fact Dana Wynter See more »

Quotes

Vulture: Have a nice day.
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Crazy Credits

The movie is shown underneath the credits, rewinding at a high speed. See more »


Soundtracks

Mule Skinner Blues
Written by Jimmie Rodgers and Vaughn Horton (as George Vaughn)
Performed by The Fendermen
Courtesy of Dominion Entertainment Inc.
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A classic "mess with your head" movie.
20 February 2007 | by McGonigleSee all my reviews

Sir Anthony Hopkins writes, directs and stars in a good old-fashioned "warped reality" movie. Hopkins plays a screenwriter who's revising the script of a movie called "Slipstream" as the movie is being shot. Needless to say, the line between fiction and reality swiftly blurs as characters from the movie start appearing in his real life, and we keep reliving the same scenes from different angles. It's nothing we haven't seen before in the works of David Lynch or Dennis Potter, but Hopkins keeps the action from flagging and provides a surprisingly emotional climax. Definitely worth a look if you like this sort of movie, but I don't expect to see it at too many theaters besides the hardcore art-houses.


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