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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 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
...
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)  »

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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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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.


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