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The Beach Movie

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In an age when all sensation seems to come digitally via the cell phone, video screen, pager and Internet, a young American backpacker named Richard yearns to experience something real. Arriving in Thailand with adventure on his mind, Richard rents a cheap hotel room in Bangkok where he meets an alluring French couple and Daffy, an old traveler ravaged by years of sun and drug abuse. Rambling and paranoid, Daffy tells Richard a tale of a secret island which he claims is a real paradise on Earth. The next day Richard finds a hand-drawn map pinned to his door of the island decribed by Daffy. When he seeks out Daffy, he finds him dead with his wrists slashed. Richard promptly persuades the French couple to find the beach and its secret community of travelers whose lives, on the surface, appear perfect and peaceful. However, Richard will soon learn what he has found is no paradise.

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Leonardo DiCaprio (as Richard )
Tilda Swinton (as Sal )
Virginie Ledoyen (as Françoise )
Guillaume Canet (as Étienne )
Robert Carlyle (as Daffy )
Paterson Joseph (as Keaty )
Lars Arentz-Hansen (as Bugs )
Peter Youngblood Hills (as Zeph )
Jerry Swindall (as Sammy )
Zelda Tinska (as Sonja )
Victoria Smurfit (as Weathergirl )
Daniel Caltagirone (as Unhygienix )
Peter Gevisser (as Gregorio )
Lidija Zovkic (as Mirjana )
Samuel Gough (as Guitarman )

Directed By: Danny Boyle
Written By: Alex Garland & John Hodge
Produced By: Figment Films

Release Date (US): February 13th, 2000

Length of Movie: 1h 59min

MPAA Rating: Rated R for violence, some strong sexuality, language and drug content.

Budget: $50,000,000

Opening Weekend: $15,277,921

Domestic Box Office Gross: $39,778,599

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1. Snakeblood - Leftfield
2. Pure Shores - All Saints
3. Porcelain - Moby
4. Voices - Dario Gand
5. 8 Ball - Underworld
6. Spinning Mary - Sugar Ray
7. Return of Django - Asian Dub Foundation
8. On Your Own [Crouch End Broadway Mix] - Blur
9. Yeke Yeke [Hard Floor Mix] - Mory Kanté
10. Woozy - Faithless
11. Richard, It's Business as Usual - Barry Adamson
12. Brutal - New Order
13. Lonely Soul - UNKLE
14. Beached - Angelo Badalamenti

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