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Limbo (1999)

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In an economically devastated Alaskan town, a fisherman with a troublesome past dates a woman whose young daughter does not approve of him. When he witnesses the murder of his shady brother, he, the woman and the kid run to the wilderness.

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Bobby Gastineau
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Frankie
Tom Biss ...
Baines
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Albright
Jimmy MacDonell ...
Randy Mason
Mérit Carlson-van Dort ...
Stacy
Monica Brandner ...
Corky
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Storyline

Limbo tells the story of people trying to reinvent themselves in the Southeastern islands of Alaska. The story revolves around Joe Gastineau, a fisherman traumatised by an accident at sea years before, singer Donna de Angelo and her disaffected daughter Noelle who come into Joe's life. When Joe's fast-talking half-brother Bobby returns to town and asks Joe for a favor, the lives of the characters are changed forever. Written by Anonymous

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7 July 1999 (France)  »

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Ennen kuolemaa  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$139,634 (USA) (4 June 1999)

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$1,997,807 (USA) (13 August 1999)
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In a scene near the beginning Donna (Mastrantonio) and Joe (Straithairn) are riding in his truck. Donna's cigarette smoke is blowing away behind her and in close-up her hair is moving, but throughout the scene you can see the windows are obviously both closed. See more »

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Donna De Angelo: How come you're not married?
[they laugh at her bluntness]
Donna De Angelo: Sorry, if you don't want to say...
Joe Gastineau: Probably the same reason you're not married.
Donna De Angelo: Because such a high percentage of men are jerks?
Joe Gastineau: No.
Donna De Angelo: Because women are scarce and winters are long?
Joe Gastineau: That's true, but...
Donna De Angelo: Because you're looking for someone fun to be with? Who understands your bullshit but is still crazy about you anyway?
Joe Gastineau: That's a bit much to ask for.
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DVD Owners and Sayles Fans- Buy/Rent This Movie
1 May 2000 | by (Milwaukee, WI USA) – See all my reviews

If you are a film student, or a John Sayles devotee, I recommend you buy or rent the DVD version. As compelling as the film was, the director/author's running commentary was equally fascinating. This movie sweeps you along at a leisurely pace, till you are not sure whether or not you are interested at all. When the plot twist begins, you will be swept under like a whirlpool. Four stars, two thumbs up. Better than Lone Star. And if you didn't like the ending, you didn't understand the movie. This isn't entertainment, this is art.


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