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Virgil Bliss (2001)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 22 January 2001 (USA)
Virgil Bliss is a man obsessed with living a normal life, finding a good job, marrying a decent woman, and building a family of his own. But as a recently paroled career thief with a ... See full summary »

Director:

Joe Maggio

Writer:

Joe Maggio
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clint Jordan ... Virgil Bliss
Kirsten Russell ... Ruby
Anthony Gorman ... Manny
Greg Amici ... Gillette
Marc Romeo Marc Romeo ... Devo
Anthony Hayden Anthony Hayden ... Lester
Tom Brangle Tom Brangle ... Captain
Whitney Hamilton ... Virgil's Boss
Denny Dale Bess ... Lombardo (as Denny Bess)
Alejandra Leon Alejandra Leon ... Prostitute #2
Richard Biermann Richard Biermann ... Check-Out Guard
Patrick Sullivan Patrick Sullivan ... Drug Dealer
John Hagemann John Hagemann ... Big Guard
Patrick Walsh Patrick Walsh ... Little Guard
Mike Bubb Mike Bubb ... Prisoner
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Storyline

Virgil Bliss is a man obsessed with living a normal life, finding a good job, marrying a decent woman, and building a family of his own. But as a recently paroled career thief with a hair-trigger temper and the social skills of a child, he faces distinct challenges. At the halfway house where he gets his first taste of freedom in over a decade, Virgil meets Manny Alvarez, a fiery miscreant who takes the emotionally naive Virgil under his wing and initiates him in the ways of the world. It's Manny who introduces Virgil to Ruby, an opportunistic junkie with whom Virgil falls instantly in love. As Virgil and Ruby learn to trust each other, they share their concerns: Ruby plans to win back custody of her four-year-old son and Virgil confesses the horrible and senseless crime that landed him in prison. After his release from the halfway house, Virgil finds work as a janitor and moves in with Ruby. But their attempts to adjust as a family come undone with the arrival of the psychotic Manny. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2001 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,219

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,219
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Concrete Films, P-Kino See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dedicated to Ken Loach, Mike Leigh and John Cassavetes. See more »

Soundtracks

Purple Jesus
Written by Greta Gaines
Performed by Greta Gaines
Courtesy of Big Air Records
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f***ing scary
15 October 2002 | by strangererSee all my reviews

I can't watch the whole thing in one setting. It's real enough that it reminds me deeply of the life that I have been lucky enough to get out of but regret that so many people still live there. Well done to all. But what is the purpose? What do we walk away with? The movie is good enough to make me wonder and worry about such questions. Hope lots other see it and have similar thoughts.


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