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What are those pills that Gary Oldman keeps taking in the Professional?


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#1 of 17 StephenA

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Posted July 07 2002 - 08:53 AM

I watched this the other night for the second time. I saw him take a pill a couple times. What exactly are they?

#2 of 17 Jim_K

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Posted July 07 2002 - 09:31 AM

PEZ. Its probably just a sugar rush. Posted Image
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#3 of 17 Anthony_D

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Posted July 07 2002 - 09:55 AM

Viagra

no....seriously, I figured they were illcit drugs...Don't know what kind though.
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#4 of 17 Vickie_M

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Posted July 07 2002 - 10:32 AM

I've always thought they were "Poppers" (Amyl nitrite) in capsule-like vials that he breaks open and inhales through the nose, rather than swallows like pills. It gives you an intense, temporary "rush." I've been out of the drug culture for decades, so I don't know what specific kind he was taking, but obviously it had some nasty effects.

I've been so sure they were poppers that I'd have to watch the movie again to see if it's something he's actually swallowing, but I don't think so. Nothing swallowed can give a reaction that quickly.
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#5 of 17 Bruce Hedtke

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Posted July 07 2002 - 11:22 AM

I don't know what kind of drug it was, but he definitely swallowed it. The shots of him taking the drugs plainly showed him putting the pill in his mouth and cracking it open with his teeth. Perhaps thats why the effect was so immediate.

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#6 of 17 Bjorn Olav Nyberg

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Posted July 07 2002 - 11:26 AM

Or perhaps they figured it didn't matter what kind, and nobody would care, as long as we got the point...

(Not trying to be rude, I just have a feeling there isn't really a final answer to this question. Still fun to speculate of course.)
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#7 of 17 Glenn Overholt

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Posted July 07 2002 - 12:44 PM

Gee, and I thought that he just had a splitting headache. Posted Image

#8 of 17 Alex Spindler

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Posted July 07 2002 - 01:14 PM

I'm pretty sure Hannibal Lecter gave it to him.

#9 of 17 John Spencer

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Posted July 08 2002 - 08:10 AM

Well, I'd tell you guys what it is, but I DO NOT HAVE THE TA-HA-IME...FOR THIS MIKIMAUS...BULLSHIT!!!!!
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#10 of 17 John Thomas

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Posted July 08 2002 - 08:13 AM

Damn. Beat me to it.Posted Image

#11 of 17 Will_B

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Posted July 08 2002 - 03:32 PM

Interviews at the time said it was just an imaginary drug. Oldman wanted to do something memorable with it, and he sure did. But it is not meant to be anything specific.
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#12 of 17 Richard Kim

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Posted July 08 2002 - 03:41 PM

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I've always thought they were "Poppers" (Amyl nitrite) in capsule-like vials that he breaks open and inhales through the nose, rather than swallows like pills. It gives you an intense, temporary "rush." I've been out of the drug culture for decades, so I don't know what specific kind he was taking, but obviously it had some nasty effects.

Interesting. In the DVD documentary of Blue Velvet, I believe that they mention that amyl nitrate was the gas that Dennis Hopper's character inhales.

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Posted July 08 2002 - 06:14 PM

I caught it a couple of days ago on HBO HD,pretty incredible.
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#14 of 17 Eric Fisher

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Posted July 09 2002 - 02:13 PM

I think it was to simply show the hypocrisy of his character. I'm sure everyone got that though Posted Image

#15 of 17 YANG

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Posted July 09 2002 - 03:43 PM

I don't think that is not any sort of medicated pills...IT HAS TO BE TICTACS! Didn't you guys noticed that his f**kin mouth is f**kin smelly all the time.

#16 of 17 Chuck C

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Posted July 10 2002 - 09:02 AM

I dunno Yang, sounds to me like you don't like Mozart.

#17 of 17 ErichH

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Posted July 10 2002 - 11:39 AM

Definatly something that makes him go FASTER!!!!! - think he already had the basic moves down from Sid&Nancy

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