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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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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
28 August 1992 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Meet Laura Palmer... In a town where nothing is as it seems... And everyone has something to hide. See more »
Plot:
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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3 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Severely under-rated prequel to one of the best TV series ever See more (218 total) »

Cast

  (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)

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)
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Directed by
David Lynch 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
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)
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer
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)
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
 
Stunts
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
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
Tom Marvel .... best boy electric
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
Shannon Ward .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathi McKenzie .... wardrobe assistant
Cheri Reed .... costumer
Amy Stofsky .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Bob Allen .... second assistant editor
Joe Fineman .... post-production consultant
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)
 
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
Jim Hynes .... musician: trumpet
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
Kristin Capp .... location assistant
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)
 
Thanks
Pierre Edelman .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for strong violence, sex, and drug content, and for language
Runtime:
135 min
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Australia:R | Brazil:18 (2014) | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Canada:14A (Ontario) (re-rating) (2013) | Finland:K-18 (original rating) | Finland:K-16 (re-rating) | France:-12 | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM14 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:M18 | Singapore:PG (cut) | South Korea:(Banned) (original rating) | South Korea:18 (re-rating) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (2012) | UK:18 (video rating) (1993) (2001) (2005) | USA:R (No. 31718)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The song "Sycamore Trees" featured in the series finale, but appearing on the movie soundtrack, is claimed by Norwegian pop group A-Ha to be an unauthorized cover of their song "Sycamore Leaves" written in 1989. A-Ha band member Pål Waaktaar sued David Lynch (Lynch wrote the lyrics for Sycamore Trees) for plagiarizing, but eventually lost the case.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Gordon:[shouting very loud] GET ME SPECIAL AGENT CHESTER DESMOND OUT IN FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA!
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Movie Connections:
Features Trading Places (1983)See more »
Soundtrack:
Requiem In C MinorSee more »

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Why did Lynch do a prequel?
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151 out of 186 people found the following review useful.
Severely under-rated prequel to one of the best TV series ever, 16 October 2004
Author: mstomaso from Vulcan

By the time this film was released, critics and TV audiences had already decided its decidedly mediocre box-office fate. The usual network attitude toward anything which demands thought and interpretation assured the cancellation of the series in its second season, and Lynch's departure from the show's director's chair to begin this film project all but sealed the fate of the show. Unfortunately, this same fate determined both the critical and public approach to the film project.

TP:FWWM is a prequel to the two-season Twin Peaks saga, and (sort of) answers the question 'how and why did Laura Palmer die?'. Fans of the show mostly knew the answers before they saw this film, but to see Laura's life so vividly realized, and to see the TV characters cast into such a different, more harsh, surreal and disturbing light, really invigorates the entire TP phenomenon. FWWM actually inspired me to watch the entire series again (and as of 2004, I am in the process of watching it again). Fans of the series who found themselves disappointed by the final few episodes of the series because they felt it became too bizarre, are likely to find this film more gripping, though they will probably end up as unsatisfied as they were at the onset. Those who found the second season thrillingly experimental are likely to be surprised by the subtlety of and dramatic quality of this film. Those, like me, who approach the film with few tangible expectations might just find themselves, compelled, disturbed, and very entertained.

The performances are generally very good, but not entirely even. Some TV cast-members, given the vastly expanded possibilities of cinema, really showed their range and depth. Sheryl Lee, MacLachlan, Dana Ashbrook, and Ray Wise were especially impressive. The cinematography is less powerful than the usual Lynchian vision (see Eraserhead, Lost Highway for extreme examples), and is more in keeping with the TV show's straightforward, but moody, photographic approach. The overall production values are, in fact, comparable to those of Mulholland Drive - also originally planned by Lynch as a TV show. Though more subtle than many of Lynch's more extravagant works, TP:FWWM is very successfully manipulative and powerful.

I ardently appreciate Lynch, considering him one of cinema and performance's greatest contemporary artists. And I am unashamed to state that I believe this to be among his finest works. Many of Lynch's fans love to write interpretations of Lynch himself, as if all of his films are in some way connected beyond the obvious fact that he directed (and more often than not scripted) them. I do not disagree with this approach, but, in my opinion, any such universalizing comments more or less miss the point. Lynch is one of many director's who view film as an art form, not as a craft, nor as a vehicle for specific messages and stories. As Lynch has stated, repeatedly, his films involve a dream-like reality and often attempt to invoke a dream or nightmare state in viewers. Unlike most, however, Lynch succeeds in the purity of his art. His films demand interpretation, engagement and, what's more, demand a different and unique interpretation by most who view them.

If you are looking for something which can be universally interpreted from TP:FWWM as part of this imagined set of Lynchian themes, I am not the reviewer to give it, look elsewhere. I have too much respect for Lynch's artistry to subject him to my own interpretive explanations.

If you are looking for a simple story which will clear up the insanity of Twin Peaks, don't bother with FWWM.

If you are looking, open-mindedly, for an intense, disturbing, and well constructed cinematic experience which creates more questions than it answers, and retains elements of mystery in a fatalistically driven plot environment, you've come to the right place.

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