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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me -- This prequel to the television drama series "Twin Peaks," which chronicles the seven days leading up to the brutal murder of Laura Palmer in a small logging town in the Pacific Northwest.
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me -- A young FBI agent disappears while investigating a murder miles from Twin Peaks that may be related to the future murder of Laura Palmer; the last week of the life of Laura Palmer is chronicled.


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28 August 1992 (USA) See more »
Meet Laura Palmer... In a town where nothing is as it seems... And everyone has something to hide. See more »
A young FBI agent disappears while investigating a murder miles from Twin Peaks that may be related to the future murder of Laura Palmer; the last week of the life of Laura Palmer is chronicled. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sheryl Lee ... Laura Palmer

Ray Wise ... Leland Palmer

Mädchen Amick ... Shelly Johnson

Dana Ashbrook ... Bobby Briggs

Phoebe Augustine ... Ronette Pulaski

David Bowie ... Phillip Jeffries

Eric DaRe ... Leo Johnson

Miguel Ferrer ... Albert Rosenfeld

Pamela Gidley ... Teresa Banks

Heather Graham ... Annie Blackburn

Chris Isaak ... Special Agent Chester Desmond

Moira Kelly ... Donna Hayward

Peggy Lipton ... Norma Jennings

David Lynch ... Gordon Cole

James Marshall ... James Hurley

Jürgen Prochnow ... Woodsman (as Jurgen Prochnow)

Harry Dean Stanton ... Carl Rodd

Kiefer Sutherland ... Sam Stanley

Lenny von Dohlen ... Harold Smith (as Lenny Von Dohlen)

Grace Zabriskie ... Sarah Palmer

Kyle MacLachlan ... Special Agent Dale Cooper

Frances Bay ... Mrs. Tremond (Chalfont)

Catherine E. Coulson ... The Log Lady

Michael J. Anderson ... Man From Another Place

Frank Silva ... Bob

Walter Olkewicz ... Jacques Renault

Al Strobel ... Philip Gerard (The One Armed Man)

Gary Hershberger ... Mike Nelson

Sandra Kinder ... Irene at Hap's
Chris Pedersen ... Tommy

Victor Rivers ... Buck

Rick Aiello ... Cliff Howard

Gary Bullock ... Sheriff Cable
Jon Huck ... FBI Agent

Mike Malone ... FBI Agent
Joe Berman ... Bus Driver
Yvonne Roberts ... First Prostitute
Audra L. Cooper ... Second Prostitute
John Hoobler ... Pilot
Kimberly Ann Cole ... Lil the Dancer
Elizabeth McCarthy ... Giggling Secretary (as Elizabeth Ann McCarthy)
C.H. Evans ... Jack at Hap's

Paige Bennett ... French Girl at Hap's
G. Kenneth Davidson ... Old Guy at Hap's
Ingrid Brucato ... Curious Woman
Chuck McQuary ... Medic (as Chuck McQuarry)
Margaret Adams ... Fat Trout Neighbor
Carlton Lee Russell ... Jumping Man (as Carlton L. Russell)

Calvin Lockhart ... The Electrician
Jonathan J. Leppell ... Mrs. Tremond's Grandson

David Brisbin ... Second Woodsman
Andrea Hays ... Heidi
Julee Cruise ... Roadhouse Singer
Steven Hodges ... Band at Roadhouse
William Ungerman ... Band at Roadhouse
Joseph 'Simon' Szeibert ... Band at Roadhouse
Smokey Hormel ... Band at Roadhouse (as Gregory 'Smokey' Hormel)
Joseph L. Altruda ... Band at Roadhouse

James Parks ... Service Station Mechanic
Jane Jones ... School Teacher
Karin Robison ... Angel in Train Car
Lorna MacMillan ... Angel in Red Room
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joan Chen ... Jocelyn Packard (scenes deleted)

Jan D'Arcy ... Sylvia Horne (scenes deleted)

Don S. Davis ... Maj. Garland Briggs (scenes deleted)

Mary Jo Deschanel ... Eileen Hayward (scenes deleted)

Brian T. Finney ... Trucker (scenes deleted)

Warren Frost ... Dr. Will Hayward (scenes deleted)

Harry Goaz ... Deputy Andy Brennan (scenes deleted)

Michael Horse ... Deputy Hawk (scenes deleted)

David Patrick Kelly ... Jerry Horne (scenes deleted)

Everett McGill ... Big Ed Hurley (scenes deleted)

Jack Nance ... Pete Martell (scenes deleted)

Michael Ontkean ... Sheriff Harry S. Truman (scenes deleted)

Kimmy Robertson ... Lucy Moran (scenes deleted)

Wendy Robie ... Nadine Hurley (scenes deleted)

Charlotte Stewart ... Betty Briggs (scenes deleted)

Russ Tamblyn ... Dr. Lawrence Jacoby (scenes deleted)
Philip Anagnos ... Student (uncredited)
Anne Gaybis ... Dancer on Stage in 'Pink Room' (uncredited)

John Nelson ... Double R Diner Customer (uncredited)

Directed by
David Lynch 
Writing credits
David Lynch (written by) &
Robert Engels (written by)

Mark Frost (television series Twin Peaks) &
David Lynch (television series Twin Peaks)

Produced by
Francis Bouygues .... producer
Gregg Fienberg .... producer
Mark Frost .... executive producer
Tim Harbert .... associate producer
David Lynch .... executive producer
Johanna Ray .... associate producer
John Wentworth .... co-producer
Original Music by
Angelo Badalamenti 
Cinematography by
Ronald Víctor García (director of photography) (as Ron Garcia)
Film Editing by
Mary Sweeney 
Casting by
Johanna Ray 
Production Design by
Patricia Norris 
Set Decoration by
Leslie Morales 
Costume Design by
Patricia Norris 
Makeup Department
Katharina Hirsch-Smith .... key makeup artist
Francesca Lacagnina .... makeup assistant (as Francesca Lacaqnina)
Brent Lavett .... hair stylist
Heba Thorisdottir .... makeup assistant
Production Management
Gregg Fienberg .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Jennings .... second second assistant director (as Bill Jennings)
Deepak Nayar .... first assistant director
Richard Oswald .... second assistant director
Susan Walter .... dga trainee
Art Department
Sophia Barashkoff .... painter
Jeannine Bolding .... art department receptionist
Chris Burch .... swing gang (as Christopher Burch)
David Christopher Campbell .... carpenter (as David Chris Campbell)
John Canedo .... painter
Keith Cox .... construction coordinator
Tyler Dupuy .... carpenter
Morgan Flaherty .... lead carpenter
James 'Bud' Hays .... carpenter
Nicola Hewitt .... swing gang
Jon Kazunaga .... construction foreman (as Jon 'Kaz' Kazunaga)
Chris Kelly .... painter
Daniel Kuttner .... property master
Mike Malone .... on-set dresser
Cecil K. Merritt Jr. .... property assistant
Marvin Perry .... carpenter
Carlos Quintero .... carpenter
David E. Robinson .... scenic artist (as Dave Robinson)
Stephanie Sandston .... lead person
Audrey Stanzler .... set dresser
Robert Taylor .... swing gang (as Rob Taylor)
Whiting Tennis .... swing gang
Deborah Winship .... set dressing buyer
Alex Wood .... swing gang
Sound Department
Phil Benson .... assistant sound editor
Frank Canonica .... sound recordist
Lee Cruikshank .... machine room operator
Richard F.W. Davis .... sound effects editor (as Richard Davis)
Dean Drabin .... adr recordist
Richard Duarte .... foley engineer
Teresa Eckton .... adr editor (as Teresa Ekton)
Teresa Eckton .... dialogue editor (as Teresa Ekton)
Malcolm Fife .... foley editor (as Malcom Fife)
Clare C. Freeman .... production sound editor (as Clare Freeman)
Kristen Gerstner .... assistant sound editor (as Kristin Gerstner)
Charlene Hamer .... utility sound (as Charlene E. Hamer)
Christopher Harvengt .... foley designer
Jon Huck .... recordist: backwards ADR
Jon Huck .... sound mixer
Rick Kahn .... machine room operator
Stephen Kearney .... assistant sound editor
James Lebrecht .... sound effects editor (as James LeBrecht)
Mark Levinson .... production sound editor
David Lynch .... sound designer
David Lynch .... sound re-recording mixer
Donny Miele .... sound effects editor (as Donny Blank)
Douglas Murray .... supervising sound editor
Jennifer Myers .... foley artist
Margie O'Malley .... foley artist
Dan Olmsted .... sound recordist
David Parker .... sound re-recording mixer
Debbie Pinthus .... boom operator (as Deborah Pinthus)
Joseph Jett Sally .... production sound editor
Michael Semanick .... sound re-recording mixer
Karen Tenkhoff .... apprentice sound editor
Eric Thompson .... foley engineer
Hugh Waddell .... adr editor
Mark Jan Wlodarkiewicz .... apprentice sound editor (as Mark Wlodarkiewicz)
Special Effects by
Robert E. McCarthy .... special effects co-ordinator: Los Angeles
Sabrina McCarthy .... special effects crew: Los Angeles
Darrell Pritchett .... special effects crew: Seattle
Del Reahm .... special effects crew: Los Angeles
Terry Shattuck .... special effects crew: Seattle
Gunter Simon .... special effects crew: Los Angeles (as Gunther Simon)
Bob Riggs .... special effects co-ordinator: Seattle (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Christopher Rohde .... telecine
David Boushey .... stunt player (as Dave Boushey)
Jon H. Epstein .... stunt coordinator
Hannah Kozak .... stunt player
Kathleen Reilly .... stunt player
Jeff Smolek .... stunt coordinator
Diana Wagner-Boyd .... stunt player
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Bernstein .... assistant camera
Tasso Bravos .... grip
William Buckingham III .... grip
John Buckley .... gaffer
Kyle Carver .... electrician
Sean Doyle .... additional photographer
Michael Gfelner .... first assistant camera
Bruce Alan Greene .... Steadicam operator (as Bruce Greene)
Hjortur Gretarsson .... production assistant camera
Jay Johnson .... electrician
Jeffrey A. Johnson .... best boy grip (as Jeffrey Allen Johnson)
Johnny Karls .... first assistant camera (as John F. Karls)
Eugene B. Kerry .... set grip (as Eugene Kerry)
Colleen Kingdon .... electrician
Dan Kneece .... Steadicam operator
Stephen Les .... grip
Tom Marvel .... best boy electric
Stephen McGehee .... lighting technician
Lloyd Moriarity .... dolly grip (as Lloyd M. Moriarity)
Lloyd Moriarity .... key grip (as Lloyd M. Moriarity)
Ryan Purcell .... grip
Norbert F. Quiban .... electrician
Vince Rapini .... grip
Miguel Rico .... electrician
Shade Rupe .... grip
Lorey Sebastian .... still photographer
Wendi Van Dyke .... second assistant camera
Rick Wiley .... key grip
T.J. Williams .... Steadicam operator
Eric Thomas .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Tony Hobbs .... extras casting: Cenex Casting
Elaine J. Huzzar .... casting associate
Heidi Walker .... casting: Seattle
Shannon Ward .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathi McKenzie .... wardrobe assistant
Cheri Reed .... set costumer
Amy Stofsky .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Bob Allen .... second assistant editor
Elizabeth Fox .... post-production coordinator
Deborah Gavlak .... first assistant editor (as Debra Gavlak)
Vivian Hengsteler .... negative cutter
Dan Muscarella .... color timer
Lisa Storer .... apprentice editor (as Lisa Anne Storer)
D. Gunther Tarampi .... editorial intern (as Gunther Tarampi)
Joe Fineman .... post-production consultant (uncredited)
Location Management
Kristin Capp .... location assistant
Music Department
Dave Alvin .... musician: guitars
Andy Armor .... musician: The Power & The Glory (as Andy Armer)
Angelo Badalamenti .... conductor
Angelo Badalamenti .... musician: piano
Angelo Badalamenti .... musician: synthesizer performance
Angelo Badalamenti .... orchestrator
Donald Bailey .... musician: drums
Vinnie Bell .... musician: guitars
Myles Boisen .... musician: guitars
Ron Carter .... musician: bass
David Cooper .... musician: vibraphone
Lori L. Eschler .... music editor
William Fairbanks .... musician: bass
Don Falzone .... musician: The Power & The Glory
Steven Hodges .... musician: The Power & The Glory
Jay Hoggard .... musician: vibraphone
James Hynes .... musician: trumpet (as Jim Hynes)
David Jaurequi .... musician: The Power & The Glory
Kevin Laffey .... music consultant
Kinny Landrum .... musician: synthesizer performance
Art Polhemus .... score mixer (as Art Pohlemus)
Al Regni .... musician: saxophone
Rufus Reid .... musician: bass (as Rufus Reed)
Bob Rose .... musician: guitars
David Slusser .... musician: piano
Grady Tate .... musician: drums
Buster Williams .... musician: bass
Transportation Department
James G. Africa .... driver (as James D. Africa)
Larry Anderson .... driver
Joe Berman .... driver
Steve Boyd .... transportation coordinator
Thomas P. Cantrell .... driver (as Tom Cantrell)
Terry Crnic .... driver
Alan Falco .... driver (as Allan Falco)
Jill Falco .... driver
Eugene Farrington .... driver (as Gene Farrington)
James Ginchereau .... driver (as Jim Ginchereau)
Dino Grossi .... driver
Michael D. Kuljis .... transportation captain (as Mike 'Juice' Kuljis)
Larry Market .... driver
Russell McEntyre .... driver (as Russ McEntyre)
Jess Resendez .... driver (as Jess Renendez)
Tony Sackmann .... driver (as Tony Sackman)
Gail Van Dyke .... driver
Greg Van Dyke .... transportation coordinator
Randy White .... driver
Rick Wiley .... driver: camera car
Other crew
John Blue .... medic: L.A.
Francis Bouygues .... presenter
Corrina Carrion .... production assistant
Traci Clauson .... stand-in (as Traci Lynn Clauson)
James D'Damery Jr. .... assistant accountant (as James D'Damery)
Andrew Durham .... production assistant
Julie Duvic .... location liaison
Paul Dzilvelis .... production accountant
Dana Eskelson .... stand-in
Cori Glazer .... script supervisor
Jennifer Goldsmith .... post-production accountant
Nowell Grossman .... production controller (as Nowell B. Grossman)
Katherine Marie Keithly .... production assistant
Barry Littman .... stand-in
Nate Lottsfeldt .... production assistant (as Nate 'Sam' Lottsfeldt)
Craig MacLachlan .... production assistant
Antoine Mascaro .... chef
Christine Mathews .... production assistant
Lisa Maxwell-Casey .... craft service: Seattle
Lauren McAuliffe .... production secretary
Joe Montrone .... production manager (as Joseph Montrone)
Joe Montrone .... supervising coordinator (as Joseph Montrone)
Heather Murphy .... coordinator: Seattle (as Heather Terzieff)
Benjamin Padilla .... assistant chef (as Benny Padilla)
John Plant .... craft service
Gaye Pope .... unit publicist
Robert Price .... production assistant
Carmela Ramaglia .... production assistant
Mike Rosenberg .... assistant accountant
Ken Scherer .... chief operating officer: Lynch/Frost
John Sclimenti .... production assistant
Dennis Severse .... craft service: L.A.
Nancy Shumovich .... receptionist
Darleene Sinay .... medic: Seattle
Tina Skouras .... assistant: Ken Scherer
Debby Trutnik .... assistant: David Lynch
Lori Tulli-Mitchell .... assistant: Mark Frost
Kevin Young .... production assistant
Erik C. Andersen .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. .... inventory services (uncredited)
Pierre Edelman .... special thanks

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Rated R for strong violence, sex, and drug content, and for language
135 min | USA:209 min (Extended Version)
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59 out of 73 people found the following review useful.
!kcoR s'teL, 1 October 2005
Author: symbioticpsychotic from Melbourne, Australia

There's no doubt about it, Twin Peaks changed the living, breathing face and body of television, the soul and minds of those who watched it, and the attitudes of film and television makers everywhere, who watched what was intended to be a 2 hour Tele-movie become a phenomenon. A phenomenon that dissected the way television was made and shown to its very core, and reassembled it in a fashion that no one had ever witnessed, or dreamed of. A phenomenon that would sweep the world… Not since JR was shot in Dallas had the entire worldwide viewing public stopped to ask itself a question, for one brief, shining, crystallized moment, in 1990… Who Killed Laura Palmer? And so, with David Lynch's Fire Walk With Me, the question is not Who? But rather, Why? This film precedes the TV show, these are the last 7 days of Laura Palmer, and after watching this film, it is pretty apparent why Laura wanted to die, she lived in a world out of her grasp and control, she was desperately fighting what she was becoming, but realized that the forces that were pulling her down, were too strong for her to fight against… I knew someone like that once, and to be quite honest, it has changed the way I look at Laura Palmer. The first time I watched this film was in 1992 when it came out on VHS, I was 16 or 17 and I hated it. It wasn't Twin Peaks. It was horrible and violent and had none of the cuteness and quirkiness and lovable characters of the TV show, and I never watched it again. Watching it almost 15 years on, as an adult, I understand why I hated it so much when I was a kid. As a 16-17 year male, I had absolutely no concept or understanding of what it would be like to be Laura Palmer, completely unable to relate to her, and therefore completely unable to understand or sympathize. Completely unable to understand what it would mean to live in a world where everyone is in love with you, and how that would only make you hate yourself more, when you hate yourself so much already.

This is a really sad movie. It really puts you in to Laura Palmer's world, or what's left of it, briefly. Maybe too brief, but, you know, maybe I read too much in to films, or I get too close too them, but this film has changed Twin Peaks for me forever. And it's quite possible that it will do the same for you. Even though she was dead before the opening credits, I never realized until watching this film again that Laura was never freed, she was always in 'purgatory' if you will, always in the Red Room when we saw her, or seeing a flashback of her murder during the course of the TV show. Fire Walk With Me gives something to Laura Palmer that she had been denied on television.


For the most part, this film was not made for the fans, nor was it made for the money, Lynch made this film for Laura palmer. His love of her is what inspired him to breathe life into her character on the big screen, after taking it away on the small. This is his dance, first and final, with Laura Palmer. It is not ours to be involved with, it is ours only to watch the romance between character and director evolve and be burnt too soon. It is ours only to witness, not too understand or judge, not to ask or question.

From the opening shot, a television with no reception, which is quickly obliterated by an Axe, it is quite clear that this ain't no TV show, and if the symbolism of the TV being smashed isn't enough to tell you that, then the opening scene will. This is the part of Twin Peaks that simply never would have made it to TV. The real Twin Peaks, if you will, the dark, tortured, seedy underbelly of a town with too few people, and too many secrets, the sort of place that exists almost everywhere in the world (with the exception of Cicely, Alaska).

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