8MM

8MM

Directed by Joel Schumacher

Private investigator Tom Welles (Nicolas Cage) leads a normal life with his wife (Catherine Keener) and daughter in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, spending most of his time on routine unfaithful-spouse cases. But an assignment involving a small, innocuous-looking reel of film sends him down a sordid and terrifying path into society's darkest corners. From the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard to New York's meat-packing district, Welles relentlessly pursues a trail of graphic and disturbing evidence to learn the fate of a complete stranger, a girl who begins to haunt his conscience. Aided in his obsession by a streetwise adult bookstore clerk (Joaquin Phoenix), Welles drifts away from his wife, family and former life, as he comes to realize how deadly a small reel of eight-millimeter film can be.

A reel of eight-millimeter film turns a private investigator's life upside down.

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, Catherine Keener, James Gandolfini, Peter Stormace

Member Reviews

Good movie.

TomRoman
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13 hours ago

As a former adult store manager, I can attest to how fucked up much of that world is. It's actuslly much worse than this film let's on. That being said, it's not a bad flick. Phoenix ..and Cage work well together. I actually adore this flick. I used to use the famous battery operated vagina line back in my former job, because it's hilarious.

Beatle
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3 days ago

This film could have been so good but ends up as a right wing morality tale.

Chanel 6.
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4 days ago

Really dark and twisted. I loved it but it is very sensitive material.

9640Linda
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5 days ago

worth a rewatch if ya saw it in theaters, definatly. worth a first watch if you've never seen it. Gave me the willies anyway.

dukess
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6 days ago