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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)

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Laura Palmer's harrowing final days are chronicled one year after the murder of Teresa Banks, a resident of Twin Peaks' neighboring town.

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David Lynch
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheryl Lee ... Laura Palmer
Ray Wise ... Leland Palmer
Mädchen Amick ... Shelly Johnson
Dana Ashbrook ... Bobby Briggs
Phoebe Augustine ... Ronette Pulaski
David Bowie ... Phillip Jeffries
Eric DaRe ... Leo Johnson
Miguel Ferrer ... Albert Rosenfeld
Pamela Gidley ... Teresa Banks
Heather Graham ... Annie Blackburn
Chris Isaak ... Special Agent Chester Desmond
Moira Kelly ... Donna Hayward
Peggy Lipton ... Norma Jennings
David Lynch ... Gordon Cole
James Marshall ... James Hurley
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Storyline

Essentially a prequel to David Lynch and Mark Frost's earlier TV series "Twin Peaks". The first half-hour or so concerns the investigation by FBI Agent Chet Desmond (Chris Isaak) and his partner Sam Stanley (Kiefer Sutherland) into the murder of night-shift waitress Teresa Banks in the small Washington state town of Deer Meadow. When Desmond finds a mysterious clue to the murder, he inexplicably disappears. The film then cuts to one year later in the nearby town of Twin Peaks and follows the events during the last week in the life of Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) a troubled teenage girl with two boyfriends; the hot-tempered rebel Bobby Briggs (Dana Ashbrook) and quiet biker James Hurley (James Marshall), her drug addiction, and her relationship with her difficult (and possible schizophrenic) father Leland (Ray Wise), a story in which her violent murder was later to motivate much of the TV series. Contains a considerable amount of sex, drugs, violence, very loud music and inexplicable ... Written by Douglas Baptie

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Meet Laura Palmer... In a town where nothing is as it seems... And everyone has something to hide. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, sex, and drug content, and for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

For one scene, David Lynch asked Sheryl Lee to inhale the smoke from five cigarettes at once. Lee agreed, and fainted on the spot. See more »

Goofs

Norma's hair is noticeably shorter than it was in the series, which takes place only a few days after the events of the film. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gordon Cole: [shouting very loud] GET ME SPECIAL AGENT CHESTER DESMOND OUT IN FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA!
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Alternate Versions

In the original US theatrical release, the scene where Agent Desmond disappears concludes by fading to white. The director altered the video release so it fades to black. See more »


Soundtracks

Questions In A World Of Blue
Vocal by Julee Cruise
Lyric by David Lynch
Music by Angelo Badalamenti
Publishing: Anlon Music Co./ASCAP, Bobkind Music/ASCAP
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The last 7 dark days of the Homecoming Queen's Life...
21 June 2002 | by lostintwinpeaksSee all my reviews

Bob, Agent Cooper, Laura Palmer, Teresa Banks, The Man From Another Place, etc...

Welcome back to David Lynch's offbeat town of TWIN PEAKS.

Much darker than the TV series, this film was in part meant to answer many previously unanswered questions, but if anything - in typical Lynch fashion - it tangles things even further, and confuses matters all round.

Lynch apparently shot more than 5 hours of the feature, and as much of these deleted/extended/alternative scenes are still missing, the movie we're left with feels rather bare and rushed.

The performances are excellent, and the movie is visually stunning, and as usual the plot - while confusing - is intense and riveting.

But alas it could have been so so so much more.... (sighs)


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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Teresa Banks and the Last Seven Days of Laura Palmer See more »

Filming Locations:

Fall City, Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,813,559, 30 August 1992

Gross USA:

$4,160,851

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,184,123
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Dolby | DTS (DVD version)| Dolby Digital (DVD version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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