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This World, Then the Fireworks (1997)

In 1950s, two incestuous lovers, a depraved suave journalist and his equally depraved prostitute sister, plan to get rich through seduction and murder. Things complicate when their feeble-minded mother begins to suspect something.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Philip Loch ... Marty Lakewood's Father
Elis Imboden ... Neighbour's wife (as Elisabeth Imboden)
Christian Durango ... Little Marty Lakewood
Sloan Cobb ... Little Carol Lakewood
Roberta Hanley ... Younger Mom Lakewood
Robert Pentz ... Lou
Marianna Alacchi ... Glenda
Orson Oblowitz ... Eugene
... Marty Lakewood
Willy Cobbs ... Blues Musician
... Joe
... Thug #1
... Thug #2
Mert Hatfield ... Bus Driver
... Mom Lakewood
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Marty Lakewood is a reporter forced to leave Chicago and his family because he had uncovered too much police corruption. He returns to his small home town on the California coast to his ailing mother and prostitute sister, with whom he had an incestuous affair. Being short of money, he seduces a woman cop in order to sell her house. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Some people look for trouble. Carol and Marty make their own. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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11 July 1997 (USA)  »

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Bu dünya ve ötesi  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$11,327, 13 July 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$19,906, 13 July 1997
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One of four films released by Orion Pictures in 1997 which had previously been relaunched a year prior, the others were 8 Heads In A Duffel Bag starring Oscar Winner Joe Pesci, Gang Related starring Jim Belushi and the late Tupac Shakur and the remake of 12 Angry Men, which was a Showtime film Directed by Oscar Winner William Friedkin. See more »

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Marty Lakewood: They all gotta' go somehow, doll. We all do. It was all written down more than a million years ago by a very funny god. You know, in the beginning, there was nothing. Then He spoke, and that's when all the shit started. We're just pawns, kid. You know, players. Playin' a part. God had to do something to amuse Himself, so He dreamt us up. I hope He got a good laugh, don't you, babe?
Carol Lakewood Morton: The things you say, Marty.
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YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS
Written by Gene de Paul, Don Raye
Performed by Chet Baker
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Very weird movie.
27 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

If you like movies that are warped, dysfunctional, and twisted and you like looking at beautiful people, then this movie is for you. It is a touching tale of sibling love. Billy Zane, Gina Gershon & Sheryl Lee play the main characters and as usual are great in this film. There is a lot of subtlety in the ways that each of the characters develop, not only in the dialog but also in the use of lighting and camera angles. For me, I found it to be a very intriguing movie; I had no idea where it was headed. It is not what I would consider an action type movie but is instead a more character driven movie. You really need to pay attention to the little things going on to fully appreciate how great this movie is. I loved this movie and hope that more folks will watch it.


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