MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 402 this week

This World, Then the Fireworks (1997)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  11 July 1997 (USA)
5.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.1/10 from 941 users  
Reviews: 30 user | 18 critic

Marty Lakewood is a reporter forced to leave Chicago and his family because he had uncovered too much police corruption. He returns to his small home town on the California coast to his ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 8234 titles
created 10 Aug 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 18 Nov 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 16 Apr 2012
 
a list of 1239 titles
created 05 Sep 2012
 
a list of 58 titles
created 04 Mar 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: This World, Then the Fireworks (1997)

This World, Then the Fireworks (1997) on IMDb 5.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of This World, Then the Fireworks.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Angel's Dance (1999)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young hitman is asked to prove himself by killing an innocent woman.

Director: David L. Corley
Stars: James Belushi, Sheryl Lee, Kyle Chandler
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Three escaped convicts hide out in the home a reclusive woman as they wait to catch a ferry.

Director: Sam Pillsbury
Stars: Billy Zane, Kelly McGillis, Henry Rollins
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A town is disrupted with the arrival of a beautiful new tax inspector.

Director: Alain Zaloum
Stars: Patrick Bergin, Griffith Brewer, Serge Houde
Bliss (1997)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The sex therapist, Spaulding Gray, is very successful. Beautiful women are lining up to see him. He seduces his clients. And they are all very happy. He has a secret technique, which is not that secret.

Director: Lance Young
Stars: Craig Sheffer, Terence Stamp, Sheryl Lee
Silent Warnings (Video 2003)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

After the accidental death of his cousin Joe Vossimer, the just-graduated electronic engineer Layne Vossimer joins his girlfriend and four friends of them to visit and clean the inherited ... See full summary »

Director: Christian McIntire
Stars: Stephen Baldwin, A.J. Buckley, Billy Zane
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A tangled web of deception and crime. Ellie and her daughter Autumn are in danger, but from who and why they don't know.

Director: Strathford Hamilton
Stars: Helen Slater, Billy Zane, Harvey Korman
Danger Zone (1996)
Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

American mining engineer gets involved in civil war and international conspiracy in an African country.

Director: Allan Eastman
Stars: Billy Zane, Robert Downey Jr., Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Prague Duet (1998)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Dr. Lauren is staying in Prague for a conference and falls in love with Czech writer Jiri Kolmar. However, she learns some awful secrets about Jiri's family during the Nazi occupation and the concentration camps.

Director: Roger L. Simon
Stars: Gina Gershon, Rade Serbedzija, Patricia Hodge
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Cyril and Fiona are a long-married couple who travel to an unnamed tropical coastal town to follow their sexual fantasies. There they meet another couple, Catherine, Hugh and their three ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Haas
Stars: Charles Dance, Colin Lane, Sheryl Lee
Claim (2002)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young ambitious claims assesor investigates a multi million dollar marine insurance fraud.

Director: Martin Lagestee
Stars: Louise Lombard, Billy Zane, John Shrapnel
The Confidant (2010)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

The feature weaves an intricate tale about childhood best-friends that have an unusually strong bond and a more intriguing secret. Both young men are on the right path to promising futures,... See full summary »

Director: Alton Glass
Stars: Boris Kodjoe, David Banner, Kenya Moore
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In a series of flashbacks and confessional conversations with her prison guard, Regina seeks to understand her life in her final hours on death row before she is sent to the electric chair ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Purdy
Stars: Mimi Rogers, Billy Zane, John Terry
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Philip Loch ...
Marty Lakewood's Father
Elis Imboden ...
Neighbour's wife (as Elisabeth Imboden)
Christian Durango ...
Sloan Cobb ...
Roberta Hanley ...
Younger Mom Lakewood
Robert Pentz ...
Lou
Marianna Alacchi ...
Glenda
Orson Oblowitz ...
Eugene
...
Willy Cobbs ...
Blues Musician
...
Joe
...
Thug #1
...
Thug #2
Mert Hatfield ...
Bus Driver
...
Mom Lakewood
Edit

Storyline

Marty Lakewood is a reporter forced to leave Chicago and his family because he had uncovered too much police corruption. He returns to his small home town on the California coast to his ailing mother and prostitute sister, with whom he had an incestuous affair. Being short of money, he seduces a woman cop in order to sell her house. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Meet Marty and Carol. Two people who are very good at being bad.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 July 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bu dünya ve ötesi  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$11,327 (USA) (11 July 1997)

Gross:

$19,906 (USA) (11 July 1997)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Marty Lakewood: They all gotta' go somehow, doll. We all do. It was all written down more than a million years ago by a very funny god. You know, in the beginning, there was nothing. Then He spoke, and that's when all the shit started. We're just pawns, kid. You know, players. Playin' a part. God had to do something to amuse Himself, so He dreamt us up. I hope He got a good laugh, don't you, babe?
Carol Lakewood Morton: The things you say, Marty.
See more »

Soundtracks

THE THRILL IS GONE
Written by Ray Henderson, Les Brown
Performed by Chet Baker
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great Neo-Noir
9 June 2003 | by (fairield,ct) – See all my reviews

Come on, Billy Zane is amazing in this film. If for anything, it's worth watching to see his performance. I watched this film after standing at a Bright Eyes concert for hours, I was tired but just let it go on because it kept my attention, STOOD WITH ME, much more than many modern day pop. films do. It really is a tribute to Film-Noir more than anything. The angles and shots at times remind me of Hitchcock, but mostly it stays within the bounds of Noir. It's like the director watched A & E and Nick at Night forever. If you watched Film-Noir you know the plot isn't always explained with your hand held like many films are for nowadays people. Film Noir was slick and cool. It's not a perfect film but it's a damn good one! Worth a watch, don't judge this film by its cover, actually don't even look at the cover at all. The cover sucks, its worthless, the film itself, is great.


11 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Title source? Erich-13
Gina Gershon's Role QAkashaX
question about carol(spoilerish i suppose) srs_baby
Great Film gonnarunaway
help me! dvr didn't record the last 20 minutes. debi-13
Discuss This World, Then the Fireworks (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?