Touted as the successor to TAXI DRIVER and based on the acclaimed first novel by former NYC paramedic Joe Connelly, Martin Scorsese's nightmarish vision of New York as the city of the walking dead falls far short of its grim potential. EMT Frank Pierce
(Nicolas Cage) has been riding the nighttime streets for too long. He's emotionally numbed by dealing with chaotic, overcrowded emergency rooms staffed by harried, heedless doctors; sick of the self-destructive drunks and junkies who eat up his time; and haunted by the people he failed to save.
Over the course of three dismal shifts, Frank is teamed with three different partners stolid Larry (John Goodman), m...