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    Unique ID Code: 0000003670
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 8/3/2000 18:35
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    Life begins at 3am
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 100 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
    Release Date:

    From the director of `Swingers` comes a black comedy (with a superb soundtrack) tracing the outrageous misadventures of a group of young American delinquents.

    18-year-old check-out girl Ronna (Sarah Polley - `The Sweet Hereafter`) is trying to score some rent money before she is evicted on Christmas Eve. Accompanied by reluctant partner in crime Claire (Katie Holmes - TV`s `Dawson Creek`), she embarks on her first drug deal...

    Meanwhile, impulsive Brit Simon (Desmond Askew) is driving a stolen car with buddy Marcus (Taye Diggs - `How Stella Got Her Groove Back`) during a no-holds-barred night of partying in Vegas, as tv stars Adam (Scott Wolf - TV`s `Party of Five`) and Zack (Jay Mohr - `Jerry Maguire`) find themselves in the middle of a real life drug sting - and a very creepy Christmas dinner...

    Special Features:
    Animated Main Menu with Film Score
    Scene Access
    Behind The Scenes Featurette
    Deleted Scenes
    Director`s Commentary
    International Trailer
    3 x Music Videos

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Letterbox 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 German

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Doug Liman

    Written By:

    Jay Mohr
    Robert Peters
    Desmond Askew
    Sarah Polley
    Scott Wolf
    Nathan Bexton
    Suzanne Krull
    Katie Holmes

    Casting By:
    Joseph Middleton

    Soundtrack By:

    Director of Photography:
    Doug Liman

    Stephen Mirrione

    Costume Designer:
    Genevieve Tyrrell

    Production Designer:
    Thomas P. Wilkins

    Mickey Liddell
    Paddy Cullen
    Paul Rosenberg
    Matt Freeman
    John August

    Columbia / Tristar

    Your Opinions and Comments

    6 / 10
    Overrated film, overrated features. That`s all you can say about this. It`s jam packed full of faetures... 14 delected scenes and 3 music videos being the ones that draw you in. Don`t be fooled. The videos are short and boring and the deleted scenes might as well not be there. I certainly wouldn`t give them a second look.

    Good job I rented this DVD instead of buying it!
    posted by EllieHM on 10/3/2000 21:00
    8 / 10
    I liked the pace of the movie, the humour (OK so maybe I`m morbid) and overall enjoyed it.
    The movie wasn`t deep and didn`t have any particular message but it was entertaining, and that is what counts in the end.
    Soundtrack was great, and I thought the extras were pretty good, in fact, shame that some of the extra scenes didn`t make it into the movie...
    posted by nvukovlj on 20/4/2000 05:55
    10 / 10
    posted by ad6 on 20/6/2000 15:41
    10 / 10
    I love this film, it cracks me up all the time......` word `
    This film is almost as funny as Spinal Tap, and it definately feels more alive than Pulp Fiction, its closest relative. I think i can associate with the characters in this film, or maybe not....but some situations i can, anyway i am losing site of what i am writing about....
    Some of the situations are totally memorable.....`tantra baby`......
    The soundtrack is full of groovy sounds, riffs and funky bass-lines and it sounds ace on my speakers so imagine what it would be like on a top quality setup.....mmmmm
    The deleted scenes are pretty good, my fave being the tiny adlib......` word `

    ` ....anyone for more wine?`
    ` doesn`t want anymore.....unless he you? `
    posted by ruffarse on 31/8/2000 01:58
    8 / 10
    Hmm nice. Aye, it would be fair to compare this film to Pulp Fiction I think. It is nothing to do with the content directly, just the way how some scenes are connected visually and in the plot. Aye.

    Content:- Fairly funny, fairly scary and fairly realistic. The action was all well directed and the characters were all presented nicely. Sweet.

    Video:- I dont think this has an anamorphic transfer but it looked good all the same. The various bright neon lights looked as sweet as the daylight bits did. All was well as far as I could see.

    Audio:- Fricking wicked tunes man, with some mega stompin` bass. It all made me wish I had bigger speakers and at least 5 sub-woofers. Aye.

    Features:- Quite alot of stuff actually. The deleted scenes are pretty boring and the documentary is a joke but there is plenty of stuff here to please most folks.
    posted by Blazingmonga on 17/1/2001 22:08
    8 / 10
    really like this movie - bit like tarrantino - 3 stories in one - keeps you guessing all the way through and good sound. GREAT movie, nothing earth shattering you want a good story and soundtrack this is just the job - bought it after seeing it on VHS no compliants
    posted by Jibba on 23/8/2004 01:02