Dream With the Fishes (1997)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy  |   Release Date - Jun 20, 1997 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

A dying man and a man who wants to die strike up an unusual bargain in this independent comedy-drama. Terry (David Arquette) is a suicidal voyeur who is depressed but lacks the courage to kill himself. While trying to work up the nerve to throw himself off a bridge, Terry is stopped by his neighbor Nick (Brad Hunt), who doesn't know that Terry has been watching him have unsatisfying sex with his girlfriend Liz (Kathryn Erbe). Drug-addicted Nick has learned that he has only a few weeks left to live, so he makes Terry a deal: Nick will put Terry out of his misery if Terry will help Nick live out a few of his fantasies before his imminent date with death. Terry agrees, but discovers that Nick's ambitions include bowling naked with a group of loose women, taking a road trip while high on LSD, and committing armed robbery; Terry also discovers while hanging out with Nick that life might not be such a bad thing after all. Cathy Moriarty appears as Nick's Aunt Elsie, a former exotic dancer.




bowling, deal [agreement], drug-addiction, robbery, suicide, voyeur