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8mm

Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, Catherine Keener, James Gandolfini, Peter Stormare

Directed by Joel Schumacher
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February 26, 1999

8 MM, a relentlessly murky odyssey into the world of porn and snuff films, emerges as a secondhand Seven Andrew Kevin Walker wrote both scripts. Nicolas Cage plays Tom Welles, a surveillance expert who is hired to trace the origins of an 8 mm film in which a young girl appears to be murdered on camera; Joaquin Phoenix plays his guide into hell. Director Joel Schumacher aims for a psychological depth that the script can't sustain.

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