Bringing Out the Dead

Movies, Drama

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Nicolas Cage plays EMS paramedic Frank Pierce. It is the early 1990's and New York has not yet undergone its renaissance of recent years. Surrounded by the injured and the dying, Frank is dwelling in an urban night-world, crumbling under the accumulated weight of too many years of saving and losing lives. The film follows Frank over the course of fifty-six hours in his life - two days and three nights on the job - as he reaches the very brink of spiritual collapse and redemption.

Release details

Release date:
Friday October 22 1999
122 mins

Cast and crew

Martin Scorsese
Paul Schrader
Aida Turturro
Ving Rhames
Tom Sizemore
Patricia Arquette
Marc Anthony
Mary Beth Hurt
John Goodman
Nestor Serrano
Nicolas Cage
Cliff Curtis