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The Life Before This (1999)

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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Martin Maclean
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In Toronto, two criminals enter a café one evening and open fire against each other, leaving behind an establishment full of casualties. The stories of the day of many of those that are in the café at the time or could have been are told. Nick and Kevin are the two criminals who have just pulled off a heist, they dealing with an issue pertaining to Nick's wife, Alice. Sheena, a bridal store clerk, has had a bad history in her choice of men. She is trying to decide whether to meet or stand up her blind date for the evening. Jake, a lawyer, has defrauded one of his clients of $200,000 in the pressure he has felt in providing for his materialist wife Gwen's wants. An incident results in Jake needing to pay that money back immediately or probably be caught in his illegal actions. He has to decide if he will go to the one person he knows could help, but who he has long put out of his life out of moral judgment. Brian, a pest control technician, is having a sad day as a few incidents bring ... Written by Huggo

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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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