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This World, Then the Fireworks (1997)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  11 July 1997 (USA)
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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 »

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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
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Willy Cobbs ...
Blues Musician
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Joe
Norman Max Maxwell ...
Thug #1
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Thug #2
Mert Hatfield ...
Bus Driver
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Mom Lakewood
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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>

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

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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11 July 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bu dünya ve ötesi  »

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

Gross:

$19,906 (USA) (11 July 1997)
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Marty Lakewood: One gets work readily when the penalty for failure was a clubbing. You learn not to take 'no' for an answer.
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MY SILENT LOVE
Written by Edward Heyman, Dana Suesse
Performed by Peggy Lee
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Very weird movie.
27 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you like movies that are warped, dysfunctional, and twisted and you like looking at beautiful people, then this movie is for you. It is a touching tale of sibling love. Billy Zane, Gina Gershon & Sheryl Lee play the main characters and as usual are great in this film. There is a lot of subtlety in the ways that each of the characters develop, not only in the dialog but also in the use of lighting and camera angles. For me, I found it to be a very intriguing movie; I had no idea where it was headed. It is not what I would consider an action type movie but is instead a more character driven movie. You really need to pay attention to the little things going on to fully appreciate how great this movie is. I loved this movie and hope that more folks will watch it.


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