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The Lottery (1996)

On his deathbed in the hospital, Jason's father asks that his ashes be spread over the top of his wife's grave. Jason, who came to the city with his father at a young age, remembers little ... See full summary »

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On his deathbed in the hospital, Jason's father asks that his ashes be spread over the top of his wife's grave. Jason, who came to the city with his father at a young age, remembers little of the town or his mother, but he undertakes the charge. It is an idyllic place, but gradually snips of memory return, until he remembers the significance of the fact that most of the tombstones in the town cemetery, including his mothers, bear the same day and month, one death each year. Caught up in the memory of the lottery he saw as a child, and the one he is trapped in today, escape is difficult and retribution is... Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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Based on the short story "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson. See more »

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When Mayor Warner calls the Marcus family, a closeup is shown of an arm in a blue and white seersucker jacket drawing from the box. Two names later, the head of the Oxley family is also wearing a blue and white seersucker jacket. See more »

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Referenced in Roseanne: Hit the Road Jack (1997) See more »

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Disturbing.
13 June 1999 | by (New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a good movie. throughout the whole movie you know something really weird is going to happen. There's just this feeling. Unbelievable ending. If you get a chance, watch it.


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