February 7th, 2003



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An out-of-control speed freak (Schwartzman) is introduced his drug of choice's creator (Rourke) by his dealer (Leguizamo). A massive three-day adventure ensues (with Fugit, Murphy, and Suvari in tow).

Release Year: 2002

Rating: 6.6/10 (20,215 voted)

Critic's Score: 41/100

Director: Jonas Åkerlund

Stars: Jason Schwartzman, John Leguizamo, Patrick Fugit

An out-of-control speed freak (Schwartzman) is introduced his drug of choice's creator (Rourke) by his dealer (Leguizamo). A massive three-day adventure ensues (with Fugit, Murphy, and Suvari in tow).

Writers: Will De Los Santos, Creighton Vero

Jason Schwartzman - Ross
Mickey Rourke - The Cook
Brittany Murphy - Nikki
John Leguizamo - Spider Mike
Patrick Fugit - Frisbee
Mena Suvari - Cookie
Chloe Hunter - April Love
Elisa Bocanegra - Giggles
Julia Mendoza - La Sadgirl
China Chow - Escort
Nicholas Gonzalez - Angel
Deborah Harry - Neighbor
Josh Peck - Fat Boy
Charlotte Ayanna - Amy
Eric Roberts - The Man

Taglines: the ultimate speed freak's tale.


Official Website: Brink Films- (us) | Danny Vinik |

Release Date: 7 February 2003

Filming Locations: Circus Liquor - 5600 Vineland Avenue, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $2,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $15,160 (USA) (16 March 2003) (1 Screen)

Gross: $410,241 (USA) (18 May 2003)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | Argentina: (Mar del Plata Film Festival)

Did You Know?

Originally intended to be a documentary entitled "The Cook" about Methamphetamine cooks (makers of the drug) and its dealers and abusers. Instead, the project became a screenplay based on three days in the life of the film's creator/writer/co-producer, Will De Los Santos as he drove a methamphetamine cook around Eugene, Oregon, for three days in the winter of 1995.

Continuity: When Ross arrives to The Cook motel room, by the time that Nikki is going to work to the strip club, The Cook is wearing black and white sneakers, then right ahead, after threatening Ross, is wearing cowboy boots.

Moustache Cop: [pointing gun] Drop the cheese puffs, ma'am!

User Review

People looking for a plot are missing the point

Rating: 10/10

This movie is a realistic portrayal of the meth lifestyle, not because it's a realistic movie, but because it's a bunch of tweakers very busy doing nothing. My friend and I laughed during the whole movie because we both knew people who fit the characters in the film perfectly. If you don't know anyone into drugs this movie probably won't appeal to you. The moviemakers get a lot of facets of the lifestyle spot-on, like the importance of the car. The main character is the most important person in the movie, even more important than the cook, because he's got a car. A lot of the movie is spent driving around on various crank-related missions, most of them pointless. And that's really what being a crankster is about, getting high for the sake of getting high and finding ways to fill all that extra time they now have. If the characters come off as blunted and one-dimensional it's because that's how the people they're portraying are.


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