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The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)

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An ambitious debut for writer/director Bart Freundlich charting the unrest with a family who gather together for thanks giving.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Randee Allen ...
Waitress
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Daphne
Justin Barreto ...
Young Jake
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Jerry
Nicholas Bourgeois ...
Young Warren
Tom Cumler ...
Man at Train Station
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Lena
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Margaret
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Tom
Kelsey Gunn ...
Young Leigh
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Leigh
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Elliot
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Cezanne (as James LeGros)
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Mia
Polly Pelletier ...
Young Mia
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An ambitious debut for writer/director Bart Freundlich charting the unrest with a family who gather together for thanks giving. Written by Jonathan Fox

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$42,009 (USA) (19 September 1997)

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$458,815 (USA) (7 November 1997)
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Actress Julianne Moore and director Bart Freundlich met while filming this picture. Moore has said that one week after the shooting started they were together. They were married and have had two children. See more »

Quotes

Jake: I know your true passion theory about two people destined to be together, but we can't all be filled with that much faith, trust and emotion. It just means if you have someone you're not alone. You're not going to find that in some fairy tale romance. Sometimes you have to sit through low times where you don't necessarily feel overwhelmingly, totally in love all the time.
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Referenced in Law & Order: Myth of Fingerprints (2001) See more »

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I Like It Like This
Written by David Bridie and John Phillips
Performed by David Bridie and John Phillips
Published by Winnie Music / Pig Pen Music / WB Music Corp (ASCAP) / Mushroom Music (APRA)
Courtesy of Mushroom Records
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Intensity comes from inside
27 February 2001 | by (Dornbirn, Austria) – See all my reviews

"The Myth of Fingerprints" promises reality and the audience is in fact confronted with a wave of honest, hurting, wonderful, banal, outstanding and intense situations. Everything turns out to be the pure essence of life. During the whole movie the spectator is looking for an extra-ordinary action that makes sure that "The Myth of Fingerprints" is a film, a visualized story, an artificial product but the expectations are again and again reduced to absurdity. Because life doesn't mean to immediately commit suicide when something does go wrong, real life is far away from having responses to all asked questions. Life is often quiet and simple with some beautiful, warm and grand moments. "The Myth of Fingerprints" is life projected to the screen: authentic and beautifully simple. The cast is brilliant and Julianne Moore, as always, gives a wonderful performance showing the versatility of a disillusioned character that though is still desperately looking for love, sympathy and understanding. 9/10


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