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Limbo (1999)

R  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Thriller  |  7 July 1999 (France)
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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
Kathryn Grody ...
Frankie
Tom Biss ...
Baines
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Lou
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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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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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On some occasions when Noelle is reading from the diary in the cabin, she's sitting with her back to the fireplace. Since the fire is the only source of light at night, that would put the diary in shadow and make it unreadable. See more »

Quotes

Donna: Fisherman?
Joe: Yeah, I was.
Donna: Like it?
Joe: While it lasted, yes.
Donna: You didn't go on anymore?
Joe: Nope.
Donna: Why not?
Joe: Unforeseen circumstances.
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Dimming of the Day
Written by Richard Thompson
Performed by Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
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Great film and a notable DVD
24 July 2001 | by (Trivandrum, Kerala, India) – See all my reviews

After seeing this movie on DVD, I found that I admired Sayles as a director, actress Mastrantonio as a talented singer, and David Straithern as an actor. Earlier I was only familiar with the above-average work of Mastrantonio but here she is remarkable. It is indeed sad that such interesting and well-made movies never fetch an Oscar, if not major Oscars. It is indeed "Ox-bow incident" revisited.

Every aspect of the film is well crafted and rivetting for any intelligent viewer.

The DVD commentary is a great one for movie enthusiasts.


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