Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream (2000)

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Corrected entry: In the many scenes where Marion, Harry and Tyrone are injecting drugs, the pupils dilating is a mistake. The drug used in the movie is heroin, which constricts the pupils.

Correction: The three main characters in this movie do a variety of drugs. Although no specific drugs are even mentioned once in the script of Requiem for a Dream, it is strongly inferred that the characters are doing amphetamine, coke, and heroin at the same time Methamphetamine makes pupils expand wildly. This is why we see the pupils dilate.

Corrected entry: There is absolutely no way that there would ever be a drug shortage in New York City. If that would ever happen then the DEA needs to pat themselves on the back until their hands break.

Correction: Although the movie does not do the best job of making this obvious, the drug shortage is artificial, created by the drug lords to raise prices. It is not a real shortage, but it does make it hard for people like Harry to get drugs. This comes across much clearer in the book.

Corrected entry: When Harry is in the car with his friend driving to Florida, his friend hits his right arm and he winces, but it is later seen that it is his left arm that has the infection from shooting up. His friend didn't hit him that hard, so there would be no reason for Harry to wince unless it was intended to be the hurt arm.

Correction: Tyrone does hit Harry hard enough to make him hit his left arm on the door.

Corrected entry: A recurring feature is the shot of blood carrying the drug of choice to the the brain, a sigh of bliss and the dilation of the pupils. Sadly, heroin - the drug of choice of several main characters - causes the pupils to contract rather than dilate.

Correction: Actually, the drug of choice is cocaine, is it not? So the dilated pupils are actually not a mistake...Even though they are constantly injecting the drug, this may lead people to think it's heroin but cocaine can be injected too.

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Tyrone C. Love: California, here we come.
Harry Goldfarb: It's Florida, Ty. Florida.
Tyrone C. Love: California, Florida, whatever. Either way, your pale ass is getting a tan.

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Harry stands on top of a building with a girl folding paper planes. The plane they fold is folded with a blunt front. He throws it off the building and then the plane flies, all of a sudden the nose is sharp, this is visible.

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When Tyrone is making mashed potatoes, the prison guard standing behind him is played by the novelist Hubert Selby Jr., on whose novel the film is based.

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