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This World, Then the Fireworks (1997)

R  |   |  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
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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)

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$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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THE THRILL IS GONE
Written by Ray Henderson, Les Brown
Performed by Chet Baker
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In rapt surprise at rating
14 August 2000 | by (Hanover, NH) – See all my reviews

How in the world can you guys not like this film. I consider this film one of my top 10, mostly because the characterization of Billy Zane's character may be the best in any movie ever. This movies has almost everything you want: Original Awesome Characterization (especially with Zane's Character) Sufficiently well written and acted

Maybe this movie isn't what the mainstream wants, but it is still an excellent flick.


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