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The Life Before This (1999)

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Several innocent bystanders are injured or killed when two robbers, fleeing from the police, run into the neighborhood cafe.

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Sheena
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Jake Maclean
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Connie
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Brian
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Monsieur Farrin
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Gwen Maclean
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Michael (as Fabrizio Filippo)
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Margaret
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Alice
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Sam
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Stan
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Jessica
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Martin Maclean
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In Toronto, after a holdup goes awry, two gunmen kill or wound several people at a cafe. A flashback takes us through the victims' day. Sheena, a talkative woman approaching middle age, vacillates about showing up for a blind date. Jake, an attorney who has "borrowed" from a client's trust fund, faces ruin when she dies. Maggie, the ugly-duckling daughter of a TV star, gets an audition on her own and may be late for her shift at the cafe. A laconic bug exterminator, grieving for his dead daughter, goes through a day of pain and memory. Two prepubescent girls set up an elderly teacher on a charge of sexual impropriety. Can any make decisions that change the shooting outcome? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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live each day ... it may be your last.


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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24 October 2000 (USA)  »

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Quite a good film
19 January 2004 | by (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) – See all my reviews

Actually, unlike the last "reviewer", I thought it was a very well put together piece of Canadian cinema. The cast is well chosen, the stories all tie together in an explosive ending, overall its a sound piece of film.


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