Bringing Out the Dead

Bringing Out the Dead is a 1999 American psychological drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul Schrader, based on the novel of the same name by Joe Connelly.[4][5] It stars Nicolas Cage, Patricia Arquette, John Goodman, Ving Rhames, and Tom Sizemore. The plot depicts the life of a depressed New York City paramedic (Cage).

Bringing Out the Dead
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMartin Scorsese
Screenplay byPaul Schrader
Based onBringing Out the Dead
by Joe Connelly
Produced by
CinematographyRobert Richardson
Edited byThelma Schoonmaker
Music byElmer Bernstein
Distributed by
Release date
  • October 22, 1999 (1999-10-22) (United States)
Running time
121 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$32 million[2]
Box office$16.8 million[3]

The film was released in the United States on October 22, 1999 by Paramount Pictures in North America, while it was released internationally by Touchstone Pictures through Buena Vista International. It was the final film to be released on LaserDisc in the United States.[6]

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