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October 22 (1998)

An almost typical day in the lives of several Los Angeles residents, with their moments and experiences intersecting in many different ways in stories involving love, desperation, obsession... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Boone Junior ... Bob (as Mark Boone Jr.)
Michael Paré ... Gary (as Michael Pare)
Ernie Hudson ... Arthur
Amanda Plummer ... Denise
Tate Donovan ... Peter
Donna Murphy ... Carole
Maylin Pultar Maylin Pultar ... Andrea
Colm Meaney ... Steve
Jack Carter ... Pawnbroker
Stephanie Erb ... 911 Operator
Monique Edwards ... Bank Teller
Doug Tompos ... Hutchins
Paul Tuerpe Paul Tuerpe ... Rick
Paul Perri ... Police Captain
E.J. Callahan ... Minister


An almost typical day in the lives of several Los Angeles residents, with their moments and experiences intersecting in many different ways in stories involving love, desperation, obsession. All those men and women are finally put together by the tragic fate of going to a diner that was about to be attacked by a dangerous armed man. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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When there is no tomorrow...


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Rated R for some graphic shootings, language and an exotic dance scene | See all certifications »






Release Date:

6 February 1999 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Bang See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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References The Pompatus of Love (1995) See more »


Song For Salem
Written by Josh Rifkin
Performed by Mumblin' Jim
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An Odd Air of Coming Tragedy
25 February 2002 | by SuspirianeSee all my reviews

OCTOBER 22 is one of those quiet, small films that disappears if you blink. When visiting Canada, I saw it on cable, and was taken aback, to be honest. As the film begins, it looks like a made-for-Lifetime-for-Women-Network movie. Character developments are deliberately paced, making the film appear normal, linear, milquetoast if you will. But an intangible shadow seems to lurk over the movie, becoming more recognizable as the story progresses. The ensemble cast of seemingly unconnected characters moves forward and seemingly closer to each other, though the viewer does not really know why, until the final moments.

The standout storyline -- and standout acting, for that matter -- comes from Amanda Plummer and Ernie Hudson, two actors known for their offbeat performances (Plummer in PULP FICTION, BUTTERFLY KISS; Hudson in GHOSTBUSTERS, THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE). Hudson plays a reclusive, socially-challenged boy trapped in a man's body who has a crush on his neighbor, played by Plummer. She is the neighbor that doesn't turn a blind eye/deaf ear to him when he greets her. He is completely smitten with her; her introverted personality is a calling card to him. But when things go amiss, get too close for comfort... well, you'll have to see the movie to discover the devastating consequences of her unintentional actions, the butterfly ripple-effect personified.

Michael Pare (yes, Michael "STREETS OF FIRE" Pare) also makes a noteworthy appearance as a down-on-his-luck factory worker. His kinship with the bottle (and a short fused temper) land him out of the frying pan and into the fire, over and over again. There is a saying: "Man looks in the abyss... there's nothing staring back at him... at that moment, man finds his character... and that is what keeps him out of the abyss." This Nietsche paraphrase (originally spoken in Stone's WALL STREET), describes Pare's character arc perfectly.

This movie is certainly not an epic, nor a classic -- but it is a solid movie with enough points of interest to make it worth watching. Its closeness, its intimacy, make it cohesive and a curiosity piece. Like JOE'S SO MEAN TO JOSEPHINE, JACK AND JILL, and I'VE HEARD THE MERMAIDS SINGING, it's an obscure Canadian film that will leave an odd impression upon you.

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