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Three Days of Rain (2002)

R | | Drama | 12 May 2002 (USA)
Six Anton Chekhov short stories set in modern day Cleveland during a three day rain storm.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Helen (as Penny Allen)
Derrick (as Alimi Ballard)
Joey Bilow ...
Robert Casserly ...
Laurie Coleman ...
Woman In Cab
Car Buyer
Christine Karl ...
Merle Kennedy ...


It's Tuesday in Cleveland; a storm arrives that will last three days. We watch rain fall as we listen to a DJ and the jazz he plays at WLOH. We also watch separate stories of a cab driver who's suffered a recent loss, a janitor who may lose his job, a junkie whose infant daughter is in the care of the woman's abusive father, a couple who argue after she won't let him give a restaurant dessert to a homeless man, a tile maker desperate for money to buy clay for a new job, and an alcoholic, prevaricating father whose adult son is long-suffering. Each is isolated, each seeks a connection; some find one. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual material, drug use and disturbing content


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12 May 2002 (USA)  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,841 (USA) (30 September 2005)


$2,841 (USA) (30 September 2005)

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20 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie better than Crash. It is just as thought-provoking but without the Hollywood action thrown in. I also found the situations to be far more heart rendering. If you liked Crash, please see 3 Days of Rain. I left the theater with my friends at 9pm and we did not stop talking about it until midnight but could have gone on longer. You will find yourself asking the questions: What would I do if..? How would you feel / react ...? Although it's set in a constant dark rain, it is stimulating, and as my friends will attest, extremely thought-provoking. I wish more movies were worth my time and money. Definitely a movie to rent and see with friends. Excellent acting. Many surprising cameos.

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