8MM (1999)

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Avg Rating: 4.5 / 5. Voted: 115

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Directed by: Joel Schumacher
Starring: Nicolas Cage (Tom Welles), Joaquin Phoenix (Max), Catherine Keener (Amy), Jenny Powell (Mary Ann Mathews), James Gandolfini (Eddie), Peter Stormare (Dino Velvet), Chris Bauer (Machine), Amy Morton (Janet Mathews), Anthony Heald (Longdale)
Country: United States
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs – inaccurate)
Runtime: 02:03:14
Genres: Detective-Mystery, Sexual-Violence against Women, Snuff, Porno-Themed

Plot – Spoilers:
Tom Welles, a private detective with a baby daughter is eager to secure his family’s future by taking up high-paying jobs from the ridiculously rich and powerful. His latest one involves investigating the veracity of a purported snuff film that shows a girl being killed on camera. But as Tom pieces together the trail that leads to harder and more extreme pornography, the young girl in the snuff film and her premature death becomes a personal obsession.

For a movie that came out in 1999, 8mm is fairly prescient in anticipating the smooth and explosive transition of the effed up from film to the internet. It’s also a pleasant experience to hear Joaquin Phoenix address you saying, You dance with the devil, the devil don’t change. The devil changes you 🙂

21 thoughts on “8MM (1999)

  • April 1, 2021 at 1:24 pm
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    by far one of my fav movies on this website now, tysm EUM

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  • April 1, 2021 at 8:09 pm
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    This is the second time this has happen of recent – a movie I had just watched elsewhere appears here. Last one was “Compliance”… and now, my absolute favorite Nick Cage movie – 8 mm. I don’t know what it is about this film because the acting and story line are just a little sub-par, but I enjoy it immensely every time I see it. Thank you, admin, for all you do to keep us amused. I wish you good health, unimaginable wealth, and infinite wisdom. May all your wildest dreams become reality.

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  • April 1, 2021 at 11:10 pm
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    from the guy who wrote 7 – so you know it will be fucked up – always hoped it would be more seriously fucked up – but dark for a mainstream film and worth it for the cast

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  • April 2, 2021 at 12:02 am
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    Haha, good April Fools joke posting this.

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  • April 2, 2021 at 10:16 am
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    EUM guys, I have this film on DVD and running time says 2hrs 9min, 6 min short of this version. Are there any cuts here? By the way, excellent choice, you have class. Cheers!

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    • April 2, 2021 at 3:22 pm
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      You must be having the PAL version. UK, Aus and some European countries sell that. Nothing is cut here, just regional video standard differences.

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  • April 3, 2021 at 8:02 am
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    Ah Jenny Powell beautiful, good film poor fight scenes Nicolas Cage being Nicolas Cage but entertaining non the less

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  • April 3, 2021 at 8:28 pm
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    I don’t really like Nick Cage; however he is a tour de force in this movie. My new favorite movie staring him. He was also fantastic in Leaving Las Vegas. Thanks for the upload. Thanks for this site!

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  • April 3, 2021 at 9:24 pm
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    One of my fave Nicolas Cage movies. Joaquin is also terrific.

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  • April 3, 2021 at 9:50 pm
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    First part is a bit slow, but it picks up. Good storyline and the end is dramatic and exciting. Good acting as well. Overall a good movie 8/10

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  • April 4, 2021 at 12:18 am
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    God, over 20 yrs ago?! Late 90s, all those yrs, all those 8 balls, yeah 3.5 gr yo
    you know the title song singer Tarrie B of Tura Satana, yeah i used to date her
    you know the theme song singer Richard James of Aphex Twins, yeah i used to date him
    you know the . . .

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    • April 20, 2021 at 2:19 am
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      Thanks as always ,Admins
      A great watch.

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  • April 27, 2021 at 11:44 am
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    What a classic film, underrated as fuck. Not a big Nicolas Cage fan but he nailed this role. Acting was top notch all across the board. James Gandolfini was a stud actor, his role was brilliantly performed. The plot was so well put together I was entertained the entire way through. You see characters from the super rich to underground porno sleazebags. There was some great effed up scenes and vibes throughout the film. I can’t believe I haven’t seen this until now, I enjoyed the hell out of it. I was skeptical before watching this because of the big name Hollywood actors but I was wrong. Definetly check this classic out! I give this a solid 7.5/10

    “8mm” and “The Frozen Ground” are Nicolas Cage’s best work

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  • April 29, 2021 at 6:08 am
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    wow who tought i would see the character from the movie Gladiator who played cecær or how its spelled. anyone know his name please? he is great actor too but i have not seen him in many movies. maybe he is drug addict in real life i can tell from his face or maybe health issues.

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    • July 22, 2021 at 11:29 pm
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      Lmfao its joaquin phoenix. He is in shitloads of movies. He was joker in “joker” recently.

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  • April 29, 2021 at 10:49 am
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    great plot, great camerawork and supreme revelation at the end. very good film all in all, with a fantastic Nicholas Cage.
    also funny how cage’s and phoenix’s careers have taken a diametrically opposed route; Cage won the Oscar but his career went from good to pretty awful, nowadays starring in C-level films at best. Phoenix plays the sidekick in this movie, but won the Oscar recently.
    One of the best films on this site, but what else do you expect from Hollywood?

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  • May 1, 2021 at 6:24 pm
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    And now, this is a movie!

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  • May 30, 2021 at 7:23 am
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    Not so a nice movie but still was good at average style

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  • June 9, 2021 at 6:24 pm
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    great film – just watched the golden glove – could be one for this site

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  • June 22, 2021 at 12:23 am
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    I can only watch the first half hour then I lose the sound, its not my computer because I have tried watching this a few times and the sound stop in the exact place. Anyways I thought the part where he is watching for the first time turned me off. His reaction to the girl getting slapped was way over reacted for the work he does. Anyways would like to see the whole movie if the sound is fixed.

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