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Brick (2005)
IMDb Rating 8.0
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Brendan
Emilie De Ravin Emily
Nora Zehetner Laura
Lukas Haas The Pin
Noah Fleiss Tugger
Matt O'Leary The Brain
Noah Segan Dode
Richard Roundtree Assistant V.P. Trueman
Meagan Good Kara
Brian J. White Brad Bramish
Emile de Ravin
Plot
High school collides with hard-boiled film noir in the twisty, cunning Brick. When he gets a mysterious message from his ex-girlfriend, a high school loner named Brendan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mysterious Skin) starts to dig into a crisscrossed web of drugs and duplicity, eventually getting entwined in the criminal doings of a teenage crime lord known as the Pin (Lukas Haas), his thuggish henchman Tugger (Noah Fleiss, Joe the King), and a mysterious girl named Laura (Nora Zehetner, Fifty Pills). Brick has not only the seductive, labyrinthine plot of a crime thriller by Dashiell Hammett (The Maltese Falcon) or Raymond Chandler (Farewell, My Lovely) but also a dense high-school version of hard-boiled lingo that's both comic and poetic. The movie unfolds with headlong momentum as Brendan manipulates, fights, and staggers his way through layers of high-school society. Gordon-Levitt is excellent; between this and the equally compelling Mysterious Skin, he's left his 3rd Rock from the Sun days behind. Also featuring Meagan Good (Waist Deep) and Richard Roundtree (Shaft). --Bret Fetzer

Movie Details
Genre Drama; Mystery
Director Rian Johnson
Producer Ram Bergman; Mark G. Mathis
Writer Rian Johnson
Studio Universal Studios
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 110 mins
Movie Release Date 10/14/2005
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 742
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 8/9/2006
Product Details
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 025192866326
Release Date 8/8/2006
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Over 20 Minutes of Deleted and Extended Scenes
The Inside Track: Casting the Roles
Feature Commentary by Cast and Filmmakers
Links
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