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Best-known as the film in which Bale dropped more than 60 pounds to portray the cadaverous title role. Trevor (Bale) is a lonely, disturbed insomniac whose inattention causes a co-worker (Ironside) to lose an arm. Trevor comes to believe that his fellow workers want revenge, including the sinister Ivan (Sharian) who may actually be a figment of Trevor's paranoid imagination; that his hooker girlfriend Stevie (Leigh) may be playing him false; that he is the victim of a conspiracy and bedeviled by unseen tormentors; and that his only solace is kindly waitress Marie (Sanchez-Gijon). It's creepy and stylistic (there's a kind of cold blue tinge to the photography) and Anderson provides a quasi-believable conclusion as a payoff for all the misery endured.

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Available on Running time 102 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Insomnia, Mystery & Suspense, Waiters & Waitresses, It's a Conspiracy, Man!, Oldest Profession, Sanity Check
Screenplay
Scott Kosar
Cast
Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Ironside, Reg E. Cathey, Anna Massey, Aitana Sanchez-Gijon, John Sharian, Larry (Lawrence) Gilliard, Matthew Romero Moore
Cinematography
Xavi Gimenez
Director
Brad Anderson
Music
Roque Banos
Other
Albert Manera, Luis de la Madrid, Patricia Monne, Alain Bainee
Producer
Julio Fernandez Production

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