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Firecracker (2005)

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A tale of murder in small-town Kansas. When Jimmy is lured away from his abusive family by a traveling sideshow carnival, he encounters Sandra, one of the main attractions. The happiness ... See full summary »

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Sandra / Eleanor
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Frank / David
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Ed
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Jessica
Jak Kendall ...
Jimmy
Brooke Balderson ...
Pearl
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Officer Harry
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Ursula
George McArthur ...
The Bald Man (as George the Giant)
Cathy Berry ...
Maxine, The Lobster Girl
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Estelle
Selene Luna ...
Harriet
Susie Legault ...
Buffalola (as Susie Cravens Legault)
Jeff Montague ...
The Announcer
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The Other Man (as Sean Shuford)
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A tale of murder in small-town Kansas. When Jimmy is lured away from his abusive family by a traveling sideshow carnival, he encounters Sandra, one of the main attractions. The happiness they find together causes them to confront the darkness in their lives. Written by Anonymous

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People say nothing ever happens in Kansas


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Not your regular film
14 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Firecracker" is not your regular film; it's done with a technique that is not common in the industry, and therefore has been and probably will be, both criticized and praised. The technique is used by showing realistic moments in merciless (and real) black and white and fantasy moments in dazzling colour. There are some of the most elaborate sequences of any movie ever made. This way of filming shows how the two opposite worlds become one world as the story lines merge. The plot itself does not trail far from the true story it's based on, judging by what's on the official web site. So it's anyone's guess as to what parts of the movie are dramatized and which parts are truth.

Visually, this movie is spectacular. The colors are scorching and add a sense of mystery to the film. The music is exquisite and the performances are perfectly played. This movie hit me in a really hard way.

It's impossible to stop thinking about this movie.


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