Mike Weiss is a talented young Houston lawyer and a functioning drug addict. Paul Danziger, his longtime friend and partner, is the straightlaced and responsible yin to Mike’s yang. Their mom-and-pop personal-injury law firm is getting by, but things really get interesting when they decide to take on a case involving Vicky , a local ER nurse, who is pricked by a contaminated needle on the job. As Weiss and Danziger dig deeper into the case, a health care and pharmaceutical conspiracy teeters on exposure and heavyweight attorneys move in on the defense. Out of their league but invested in their own principles, the mounting pressure of the case pushes the two underdog lawyers and their business to the breaking point.
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|All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 11,601-11,700)
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|All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 15,101-15,200)
|All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 4,401-4,500)
|All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies (Rank 3,701-3,800)
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||September 23rd, 2011 (Limited) by Alchemy|
||July 12th, 2012 (Wide) (Portugal)
||January 3rd, 2012 by Alchemy|
||R or drug use, language, some nudity and a sexual reference.|
(Rating bulletin 2185, 8/17/2011)
||vs. The Trial|
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||Medical and Hospitals, Lawyers, Underdog, Addiction, Corporate Malfeasance, Government Corruption, Directing Yourself, Pharmaceuticals|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
|Creative Type:||Contemporary Fiction|
||Like Minded Pictures, Cherry Shreet Films|
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January 3rd, 2012
The first Tuesday of the year is not a great time of year for new releases on the home market. It's an even worse time of year for critics, especially this year. With Christmas Day landing on the Sunday, many studios took the entire week off, so there are plenty of screeners that still haven't made it my way. (There is some good news here, as I was able to get caught up on all of the screeners that had previously arrived late.) A couple of these potential late arrivals are contenders for Pick of the Week, like Justified: Season Two - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray and Mildred Pierce - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack. They also have competition from Contagion - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray, but in the end I gave that honor to The Guard - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray.
September 27th, 2011
Weekend earned nearly perfect reviews, but I'm still surprised by its box office strength as it earned $27,245 in one theater during its opening weekend of release. The Man Nobody Knew was next with $15,411, also in one theater. Machine Gun Preacher also topped expectations with an average of $11,283 in four theaters, but its reviews suggest it won't last long. Pearl Jam Twenty earned an average of $10,245 in ten theaters over the weekend, and including the special showing it had earlier in the week, it already has close to $400,000.
September 23rd, 2011
It's another week without a lot of limited releases that seem destined for box office success. There are a few films that earned a bit of advanced buzz, but very few of those are earning good reviews. There are two films that are currently earning 100% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes: Thunder Soul and Weekend. But both might have trouble finding an audience either because they are opening in too many theaters, or because the subject matter makes them a niche film.
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