Paramount/Touchstone (Barbara de Fina & Scott
USA 🇺🇸 1999
W: Paul Schrader [based on the novel by Joe
DP: Michael Ballhaus
Ed: Thelma Schoonmaker
Mus: Elmer Bernstein
PD: Dante Ferretti
Nicolas Cage (Frank Pierce), Patricia Arquette (Mary
Burke), John Goodman (Larry), Ving Rhames (Marcus), Tom Sizemore (Tom Wolls), Marc Anthony (Noel), Mary Beth Hurt (Nurse Constance), Cliff Curtis (Cy Coates), Aida Turturro (Nurse
Dour drama about a paramedic and his descent into
depression following night after night of the graveyard shift.
This is a movie which really divided the critics.
Some call it Martin Scorsese's weakest effort while others say it's his most underrated work. Personally, I thought it fell somewhere in the middle. It wasn't a bad film,
but it didn't do anything for me either. It proved to be a box office flop, despite many positive reviews.