Bringing Out the Dead

D: Martin Scorsese
Paramount/Touchstone (Barbara de Fina & Scott Rudin)
USA 🇺🇸 1999
120 mins


W: Paul Schrader [based on the novel by Joe Connelly]
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 Crupp)

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.

Nicolas Cage in Bringing Out the Dead
Nicolas Cage in Bringing Out the Dead