Broken Vessels by Scott Ziehl |Scott Ziehl, Todd Field, Jason London, Roxana Zal | 783722701126 | DVD | Barnes & Noble
Broken Vessels

Broken Vessels

Director: Scott Ziehl

Cast: Scott Ziehl, Todd Field, Jason London, Roxana Zal

     
 

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Scott Ziehl made his directorial debut with this high-energy ambulance ride with a pair of paramedics careening through the Los Angeles night, with Antonio Calvache's camerawork capturing the social drama in a documentary-style depiction. In the vein of Leaving Las Vegas, the film was the top 1998 winner (best feature) at the fourth Los Angeles Independent Film

Overview

Scott Ziehl made his directorial debut with this high-energy ambulance ride with a pair of paramedics careening through the Los Angeles night, with Antonio Calvache's camerawork capturing the social drama in a documentary-style depiction. In the vein of Leaving Las Vegas, the film was the top 1998 winner (best feature) at the fourth Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. Pennsylvanian Tom (Jason London) arrives in L.A., encounters his eccentric neighbor Susy (Susan Traylor), and gets work with an ambulance company. Tom is initially impressed by his cool, hard-driving partner, veteran paramedic Jimmy (Todd Field, who also co-produced), especially after Tom screws up by almost sending a crash victim off to the morgue and Jimmy straightens out the potentially embarrassing episode. Daily collisions with violence and danger soon become routine. During one trip to the hospital, a possibly violent attack from an injured man in the ambulance is quelled when Jimmy simply knocks him out with fibulator pads to the head. Steering the streets with adrenaline action and high-octane intensity, Jimmy cools down with an intake of sex and drugs. Tom soon seeks similar solutions to this frenetic life on the edge.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/14/2000
UPC:
0783722701126
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
R
Source:
Allumination
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Letterbox]
Sound:
[stereo]
Time:
1:31:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Todd Field Jimmy Warzniak
Jason London Tom Meyer
Roxana Zal Elizabeth Capalino
Susan Traylor Susy
James Hong Mr. Chen
Patrick Cranshaw Gramps
Brent David Fraser Jed
Stephanie Feury Jill
David Nelson Rick
William Smith Bo
David Baer Bob
John Hughes Cop

Technical Credits
Scott Ziehl Director,Producer,Screenwriter
David Baer Co-producer,Screenwriter
Antonio Calvache Cinematographer
Rodrigo Castillo Production Designer
Roseanne Fiedler Costumes/Costume Designer
Todd Field Co-producer
Chris Figler Editor
Vince Garcia Sound/Sound Designer
Kristen Gilmartin Art Director
Stacey Kalkowski Asst. Director
Robyn Knoll Casting,Co-producer
John McMahon Screenwriter
David Moritz Editor
Vidette Schine Associate Producer
John Sjogren Associate Producer
Roxana Zal Producer

Scene Index

Scene selections
0. Scene selections
1. In the bar [9:43]
2. Looking for a friend [6:01]
3. Feeding the fish [6:44]
4. The new pad [10:35]
5. Gramps [6:58]
6. ."..candy From A Baby" [7:46]
7. Inquisition [6:56]
8. Drunk Drivers [4:59]
9. A major favor [3:24]
10. "He died last night..." [6:04]
11. The Date [4:48]
12. Getting rid of some stuff [8:35]

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