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First Snow (2006)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  23 March 2007 (USA)
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A psychic's ominous reading sends a man into a tailspin.

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Mechanic Enrique (as Steven Quezada)
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Tavern Owner Pete
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Andy Lopez
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Roy Harrison
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Dr. Bates
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Psychic Woman (as Gurudarshan Khalsa)
Callie Anne Morgan ...
Psychic Woman's Daughter
Jo Ann Soto ...
Crying Woman
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Andy Lopez's Wife
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Wound tight and cocky, Jimmy Starks is a smooth-talking salesman certain he's on the verge of a big break. Even when his car stalls in the middle of nowhere, a roadside soothsayer assures him a windfall is on its way. But although Jimmy should be happy when his boss suddenly agrees to financially back his business venture, he starts to become paranoid instead. As his girlfriend Deirdre and his best friend/ business partner Ed watch him slowly come unwound, Jimmy wonders if a past betrayal of his friend, newly paroled Vince, could be catching up to him. And, as the weather turns cold, Jimmy can't help but fear the mysterious seer's other prediction... that they'll be no tomorrow after the first snow. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language, some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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In the scene where Jimmy's girlfriend has gone to his house to get her stuff, the collar on her sweater appears down when shown from the back. When the scene switches to her front, the collar is pulled up. See more »

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Jimmy: Listen, the target, in my mailbox - Lopez may not be the guy
Ed: Really? Wow, sorry.
Jimmy: Yeah, I think it's a Valentine from an old buddy, who just got paroled from Creekmore.
Ed: So you're gonna go down there and fuck with him, like you did Lopez? That worked out really well.
Jimmy: No, no, he's not gonna know I'm there. It'll be, err, reconnaissance.
Ed: Reconnaissance? Oh, what are you, a Navy Seal?
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When The Blues Catch Up To You
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Performed by Bettye LaVette (as Betty LaVette)
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Extraordianary performances and tension
2 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The entire movie feels like the Third Act of a Sergio Leone western: tension building and Morricone-like score and visual poetry. Thematically, a brilliant examination of anxiety and its role in self-fulfilling prophecy. Dialogue is taut and dead on. All the actors shine. The director didn't allow a single false note to reach the screen. Pearce and Simmons are incredible, as are the score and cinematography. Sometimes, studios are reluctant to push a film this uncompromising in presenting so grim and poignant a vision, but any attempt to soften this or edit it for the taste of hyperactive teenage boys would have killed a perfect mood. This is really one of the best, most chilling, emotional movies I've seen in years. If you like Coen Brothers, definitely check this out.


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