Bringing Out the Dead


2h 1999

Brief Synopsis

Sirens screaming and lights flashing, a New York City ambulance speeds through the night. Its drivers are paramedics working the graveyard shift--men who come face-to-face with the dead and the dying on a daily basis. Burnt out from one too many nights on the job, they are nearly as broken as the bo

Film Details

Also Known As
Tombeau ouvert, A
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Dark Comedy
Drama
Medical
Thriller
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Sirens screaming and lights flashing, a New York City ambulance speeds through the night. Its drivers are paramedics working the graveyard shift--men who come face-to-face with the dead and the dying on a daily basis. Burnt out from one too many nights on the job, they are nearly as broken as the bodies they haul through the streets. What keeps them going is their caustic sense of comedy, and an acrid view of a world which seems to have its surreal epicenter in Manhattan.

Crew

G. A. Aguilar

Stunt Coordinator

Omar Alfanno

Song

Sam Andrew

Song

Marc Anthony

Song Performer

Al Bailey

Visual Effects

John Bartle

Editor

Chris Bayz

Visual Effects

Elmer Bernstein

Song

Elmer Bernstein

Music Conductor

Elmer Bernstein

Music

Emilie A Bernstein

Original Music

Leonard Bernstein

Music Conductor

William Berry

Song

Big Brother And The Holding Company

Song Performer

Stella Bogh

Visual Effects

David Boulton

Adr

Patrick Brennan

Visual Effects

Joanna Brett

Wardrobe Supervisor

Jill Brooks

Visual Effects

Peter Buck

Song

Robert Buck

Song

Sammy Cahn

Song

Susan Callahan

Technical Advisor

Ben Cheah

Foley Editor

Laura Civiello

Dialogue Editor

Joe Connelly

Technical Advisor

Joe Connelly

Source Material (From Novel)

Marko Costanzo

Foley Artist

Barbara De Fina

Producer

Marcia Dedonis

Casting Associate

Manny Delgado

Song

Neil Diamond

Song

Jane Dipersio

Makeup Artist

Jeff Doran

Visual Effects

Brent Dowe

Song

Lamont Dozier

Song

Kathy Durning

Music Editor

Frank Farian

Song

Scott Farley

Hair Stylist

William Farley

Hair Stylist

Perry Farrell

Song

Dante Ferretti

Production Designer

Tom Fleischman

Rerecording

Deb Fought

Visual Effects

Philip Fullwood

Song

Vincent Galindez

Camera Operator

Eugene Gearty

Sound Effects

Camille Geier

Visual Effects

Susan Greenhow

Effects Coordinator

Linda Grimes

Makeup

Robert Guerra

Art Director

Gregory G. Hale

Assistant Director

Shell Hecht

Production Supervisor

Brian Holland

Song

Edward Holland

Song

Mick Jones

Song

Gayle Keller

Casting Associate

Frank Kern

Foley Editor

Andy Kris

Foley Editor

James Kwei

Editor

David Lambert

Effects Coordinator

George Lara

Foley Recordist

Kimberly Lashbrook

Visual Effects

Jeff Levine

Associate Producer

Ellen Lewis

Casting

Marissa Littlefield

Adr Editor

Bobby Mackston

Music Editor

Tia Marshall

Visual Effects

Kendall Mccarthy

Post-Production Supervisor

James A Mcnaughton

Song

Natalie Merchant

Song

Michael Mills

Song

Van Morrison

Song

Van Morrison

Song Performer

Len Murach

Location Manager

Dave Navarro

Song

John Ottesen

Special Effects Coordinator

Ron Ottesen

Special Effects Foreman

Michael Owens

Visual Effects Supervisor

Stephen Perkins

Song

Janos Pilenyi

Digital Effects Supervisor

Martha Pinson

Script Supervisor

Bruce S Pustin

Unit Production Manager

Bruce S Pustin

Executive Producer

Jennifer Ralston

Foley

Alex Raspa

Adr

Joseph Reidy

Assistant Director

Joseph Reidy

Coproducer

George Reyam

Song

William F. Reynolds

Set Decorator

Robert Richardson

Director Of Photography

Manlio Rocchetti

Makeup

Fred Rosenberg

Dialogue Editor

Mark Roybal

Associate Producer

Scott Rudin

Producer

Rita Ryack

Costume Designer

James Sabat

Sound Mixer

Thelma Schoonmaker

Editor

Paul Schrader

Screenplay

Adam Schroeder

Executive Producer

Amy Shepard

Visual Effects

Frank Sinatra

Song Performer

Eric Steel

Coproducer

Michael Stipe

Song

Philip Stockton

Sound Editor

Igor Stravinsky

Music

Robert T Striem

Location Manager

Joe Strummer

Song

Christopher Surgent

Assistant Director

Chad Taylor

Visual Effects

The Marvelettes

Song Performer

Johnny Thunders

Song Performer

Johnny Thunders

Song

Peter Townshend

Song

James Van Heusen

Song

Dan Wallin

Sound Mixer

Norman Whitfield

Song

Alvin Williams

Song

Rodney Winston

Song

Little Stevie Wonder

Song

Film Details

Also Known As
Tombeau ouvert, A
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Dark Comedy
Drama
Medical
Thriller
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 22, 1999

Released in United States on Video May 9, 2000

"Bringing Out the Dead," Joe Connelly's first novel, was published by Knopf February 1998.

First collaboration between director Martin Scorsese and screenwriter Paul Schrader since "The Last Temptation of Christ" (USA/1988).

Began shooting September 15, 1998.

Completed shooting January 7, 1999.

Released in United States on Video May 9, 2000

Released in United States Fall October 22, 1999