Inhale

2010

Inhale

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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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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 J. Bethke
as Clinica Castillo Receptionist
Maria Bethke
as Clinica Castillo Receptionist
Paul Blott
as Judge Jack Abrahams
Abraham Chaidez
as Luis Ruiz
J.D. Garfield
as Translator
Carolyn Harvey
as Old Flower Vendor
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
as Obese Man
Greta Quezada
as Clinica Nurse Castillo
Tamara Rose
as Harrison's Secretary
Kat Sawyer
as UNOS Rep
Kevin Scott
as Stunt Coordinator
Kieran Sequoia
as TV Reporter
Kieran Scott
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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Audience Reviews for Inhale

  • Oct 13, 2012
    This story about illegal organ procurement had a tricky twist at the end.
    Ida K Super Reviewer
  • Aug 08, 2011
    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 Super Reviewer
  • Feb 22, 2011
    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 G Super Reviewer
  • Dec 25, 2010
    What would you do? Let me ask again but think this time... What would you do? Wait until you are in the same situation and then tell me... "Inhale" takes the viewer into the dark world of "no questions asked" human organ trafficking, sold into the medical black market. This movie really posseses such a strengh to become a point of much controversy because of how it develops and how it ends. But I mean controversy in a good way. At first you don't know what to think of how the movie develops but as things start to fall into place you can't help but to immerse yourself into it. This really is a deep movie with such a force that will shake your thoughts at the end. The movie explores the dangerous, poverty stricken part of Mexico near the US border and the underworld of organ transplants bought on the black market. Paul Stanton finds out that a man he knows, James Harrison (Sam Shepard) had once needed a new heart, had mere months to live & despite never having received a transplant according to his medical records, was still alive years later and now off the transplant list. After a confrontation, Harrison admits that he received a new heart from Mexico and was contacted by the mysterious Dr. Navarro, drove to the border, paid $100,000 and was drugged and awoke with a new heart. He doesn't know how to contact the Dr. which sets Stanton on his journey to Mexico to find the illusive Dr Navarro so he can secure an illegal transplant for his daughter, whose condition is worsening and is close to lung failure. The movie follows Stanton through Mexico as he is put in different dangerous situations in his pursuit to save his child. What is he willing to do to save her? Will he risk his own life? Risk the lives of others? Kill someone to make it happen? These are all questions answered through the movie as the audience watches Stanton do what he feels he needs to do in Mexico to get lungs for his daughter, Chloe. In the end, the lead character is faced with a true question about morality and what he is really willing to do to save her - He went to Mexico with the idea that he would do ANYTHING but when confronted with something so horrific, will he really make the right decision & really, what IS the right decision? The ending may seem unrealistic to some and realistic to others but no one really knows what decision should be made until you are in the decision making position then we'll know. The ethics that get mentioned here and the drama that the movie thrives upon are well chosen. And the acting is pretty decent too. I give the director a lot of credit for trying to deliver this view into a world mostly hidden from the general public, via this dramatic platform. Mulroney is particularly excellent in this tough role and the gamut of emotions is staggering. And the remainder of the cast, including the gifted Jordi Mollà in an important cameo, is superb. The film is intense and disturbing but successfully explores the little known world of illegal organ trafficking. Another fine feather in the cap of Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur! <div style="width:535px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/inhale-inhale-13832360"><img src="http://content6.flixster.com/photo/13/83/23/13832360_gal.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com">Flixster</a> - Share Movies</div></div> A couple goes to dangerous lengths to find a lung donor for their daughter. 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.
    Sergio E Super Reviewer

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