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Inhale (2010)

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Every day, rising Santa Fe District Attorney Paul Stanton and his wife, Diane, wait for word that there's a donor for their daughter, Chloe. Diagnosed with a rare degenerative condition, Chloe is on a long list to receive a double lung transplant. As her health worsens, Paul becomes desperate to save his young child...so desperate that he'll risk everything to organize an operation. When Paul learns of a Dr. Novarro who performs transplants in Juarez, Mexico, he heads south in a frantic search for the only man who may be able to save Chloe. But after arriving, he realizes Dr. Novarro's medical ring runs deep into a criminal underworld where his patients aren't donors - they're victims. With his career, his family and his life on the line, Paul finds himself at a critical crossroads: expose a massive, illegal harvesting operation and save the lives of hundreds of children, or save the life of his daughter. -- (C) IFC Films
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R
Genre:
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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$3,030.00
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Cast

Dermot Mulroney
as Paul Stanton
Diane Kruger
as Diane Stanton
Vincent Perez (III)
as Dr. Martinez
Sam Shepard
as James Harrison
Jordi Molla
as Aguilar
David Selby
as Henry White
Arlin Alcala
as Centro Medico Juarez Receptionist
Nick Banks
as Dr. Sullivan
Richard Barela
as Hotel Clerk
Daniel Barela
as Used Car Salesman
Maria Bethke
as Clinica Castillo Receptionist
Maria J. Bethke
as Clinica Castillo Receptionist
Paul Blott
as Judge Jack Abrahams
Mark Brooks
as Stunt
Abraham Chaidez
as Luis Ruiz
Christian Escario
as General #1
J.D. Garfield
as Translator
Carolyn Harvey
as Old Flower Vendor
Rafael Herrera
as Surgeon
Judy Herrera
as Claudia
Lisa M. Hill
as Strip Club Waitress
Jiji Hise
as Mother Car Crash
Rick Lamlonda
as Prison Guard
Nathalie Marciano
as Carol Harrison
Quinn Mason
as Son in Car Crash
Nevarez Juarez
as Gordo Adalberto
Nieve Larricio
as Marta Kim
Elmer Pacheco
as Scraggly Dude
Jesus Payan, Jr.
as Obese Man
Jesus Payan
as Obese Man
Walter Perez
as Arturo
Greta Quezada
as Clinica Nurse Castillo
Tamara Rose
as Harrison's Secretary
Kat Sawyer
as UNOS Rep
Kevin Scott
as Stunt Coordinator
Kieran Scott
as TV Reporter
Kieran Sequoia
as TV Reporter
Kisha Sierra
as Aguilar's Secretary
James Tarwater
as Matt Peckinsky
Paco Vallejos
as Priest Francisco
Sharon Van Ivan
as Hospital Administrator
Joe Adams
as FBI Agent
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All Critics (24) | Top Critics (11)

The film soon traffics in "Babel"-style cultural crises and melodrama. Still, as a tale of parental desperation and the cost of conscience, "Inhale" comes from a thought-provoking place.

Full Review… | November 9, 2010
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Milks the very real problem of "organ tourism" for all the melodrama and car chases it's worth.

Full Review… | October 22, 2010
New York Post
Top Critic

Filmed in a semi-documentary style, it fitfully aspires to moral seriousness.

October 21, 2010
New York Times
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All of the beatings, betrayals and bitter ironies leave a bad taste in your head.

Full Review… | October 21, 2010
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

It takes a while to get there, but Inhale eventually emerges as a tense and morally complex thriller with a devastating twist.

Full Review… | October 21, 2010
Los Angeles Times
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It's neither remotely convincing as true-to-life drama or lurid and propulsive enough to work as exploitation. It's just bad.

Full Review… | October 21, 2010
AV Club
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Inhale

I found this to be a fairly realistic portrayal of what a family would do to save a loved one. The story takes it as far as you can imagine it could go, and the ending may surprise you. Well acted and keeps you interested in what could possibly happen next.

Don Schick
Don Schick

A lesson in morality here. Even I was torn between right and wrong at the end of this...and I consider myself a rather good, moral person. Well done. Great acting by all. Dermot Mulroney was fantastic.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

½

A couple goes to dangerous lengths to find a lung donor for their daughter. Great Film! Acting was really good from everyone and the story is just gut wrenching and even though it's been done before but never from this perspective/angle. This movie might be short on run time but it illustrates this sort of organ trafficking very well as it would have been longer. Easy to the eyes and compelling yet informative.This is the type of film that 10 years ago would have owned the box office but today, they're a gamble. Unless you stick a product name like Russel Crowe or Tom Cruise in it, it's hard to say which way it will go. It also reminds me of how the grading curve has changed due to the collage of genres we know get in a single film which is probably one of many reasons films are now so often struggling at the box office. Wicked ending! In the thriller drama Inhale, up and coming District Attorney Paul Stanton (Dermot Mulroney) is a family man who has built a solid reputation for defending the law. Now in the middle of prosecuting a high-profile sex offender case, he tries to remain focused although he has serious problems of his own. Paul and his wife Diane (Diane Kruger) have one daughter, Chloe (Mia Stallard), who has been diagnosed with a rare degenerative disease. She needs a double lung transplant, but there are many patients ahead of her on the waiting list for donors. But when news arrives that Chloes condition has worsened, Dr. Rubin (Rosanna Arquette), tells them that it is beyond their ability to save Chloe's life, but she also tells them that if they have money, there is another way for them to find a lung donor. Stunned with the possibility of having to break the law to save their daughter's life, Paul, contacts his friend James Harrison (Sam Shepard) for advice. Harrison tells him that he has information about a mysterious Dr. Navarro (Vincent Perez) who performs transplants in Tijuana, Mexico, but warns him that pursuing this course could cost him everything; his reputation, career and possibly even his life as well as the life of his daughter. Confused and frantic, Paul and Diane decide to take the risk to find this doctor if there is a chance they can save Chloes life. Their journey takes them across the border to Mexico and into the dangerous territory of the underworld. Paul's search brings him face to face with the corrupt police officer Aguilar (Jordi Mollá) and the discovery that Dr. Navarro is connected to an illegal organ harvesting operation where the donors are in reality victims. Paul finds himself caught in a desperate situation of choosing between saving the life of his daughter or exposing the criminal activity that could save the lives of hundreds of children.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

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