R | | Drama
Hubert Selby Jr. wrote the novel in 1978, when medical facilities were inadequate and often abusive and uncaring of their patients. This film doesn't mention the era it's set in, but it can be thought to be in the 1970s; ironically, the film was criticized for ... ...
Angelic Nurse: It's all right. Don't worry, you're in a hospital.
Harry Goldfarb: Marion?
Angelic Nurse: Who's that? She'll be sent for, she'll come.
Harry Goldfarb: No.
Angelic Nurse: No?
Harry Goldfarb: No... she won't.
Angelic Nurse: She'll come.
Harry Goldfarb: No, she...
When the characters take Heroin, either injected or snorted, the sequence showing their eyes dilating is inaccurate. Opiates produce a constricting of the pupil. However, the dilating is correct when the characters are using Ecstasy and Cocaine.
Ending Credits look like a syringe while scrolling.
$64,770 (USA) (6 October 2000)
$3,609,278 (USA) (2 March 2001)
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