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First Snow (2006)

A psychic's ominous reading sends a man into a tailspin.

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Mechanic Enrique (as Steven Quezada)
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Vacaro
Nicholas Ballas ...
Tavern Owner Pete
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Andy Lopez
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Bartender Sammy
Julie Gawkowski ...
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Roy Harrison
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Dr. Bates
Gurudarshan ...
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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Storyline

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 there'll be no tomorrow after the first snow.

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What if someone looked into your future and didn't see tomorrow? See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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

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23 March 2007 (USA)  »

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A jóslat  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Goofs

When Jimmy visits Mrs. McClure and pours himself a glass of Coke, the amount of Coke in his glass changes several times. See more »

Quotes

Ed: Don't snow the snowman.
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Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 7 April 2007 (2007) See more »

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When The Blues Catch Up To You
Written by Dennis Walker and Alan Mirikitani
Performed by Bettye LaVette (as Betty LaVette)
Courtesy of Blues Express Records
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The Hand Of Fate
17 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

FIRST SNOW involves a trade off. The action is slow, but there is a fairly compelling narrative. The story involves a brash young salesman who engages the services of a truck stop fortune teller, and finds that his life is nearly over. He's safe only until the first snow. Jimmy, played by Guy Pearce, must plan a course of action to determine the veracity of the prediction, and then act on his finding. FIRST SNOW creates a visual mood, and takes its' own sweet time to unfold. The film is a psychological thriller with the feel of a noirish foreign film. The two writers on this project collaborated on the far superior film, CHILDREN OF MEN, but FIRST SNOW makes a clever attempt to resolve the following conundrum. Our fate lies on whatever road we decide to take, yet nothing makes the gods laugh harder than when Man attempts to control his destiny. Guy Pearce's MEMENTO is a much better examination of the effect of predetermined events, but FIRST SNOW is certainly worth a look.


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