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The Event (2003)

An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea ... See full summary »

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Thom Fitzgerald

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joanna Adler ... Gaby Shapiro-Schnell (as Joanna P. Adler)
Chris Barry Chris Barry ... Third Little Maid
Walter Borden ... Fred
Ray Brimicombe Ray Brimicombe ... Desk Sergeant
Laura Cahoot Laura Cahoot ... Bride
Brent Carver Brent Carver ... Brian Knight
Linda Carvery Linda Carvery ... Doctor
Rejean Cournoyer Rejean Cournoyer ... Rory Metzler (as Réjean Joseph Cournoyer)
Lucy Decoutere ... Jody
Richard Donat ... Undertaker
Chase Duffy Chase Duffy ... Assistant District Attorney
Olympia Dukakis ... Lila Shapiro
Tim Dunn Tim Dunn ... Ping Pong Player
Travis Ferris Travis Ferris ... NYPD Officer
Thom Fitzgerald ... Vagimar Director
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An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea district. Nick, a district attorney investigating the most recent case, a suspicious apparent suicide, and her interviews with friends and family of the deceased trigger extensive and intricately interwoven flashbacks that reveal surprising facts about the man's life and death. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 2004 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Causa See more »

Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,082, 5 October 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$35,518, 26 October 2003
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Nick: Fuck you very much.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits the screen is dark for a few seconds, then there's another scene (that is completely silent). See more »

Connections

References The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Heaven To Me
Written and Performed by Rick Kurek
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Thom Fitzgerald: take a bow
12 October 2003 | by Barry-44See all my reviews

Thom Fitzgerald has done a wonderful job directing this film. By twenty minutes into the movie I cared about the characters. There's nothing pretentious or annoying about this movie, however the ending shocked me totally. I was not prepared for the ending. I heard sniffles when the credits rolled and when I walked out on to the sidewalk after leaving the theatre I felt stunned. I had no idea that local actor Walter Borden was in the movie -- a definite added attraction. But I don't want to say who does a better job in acting than others as I totally believe the movie is superb just the way it is.

This is a movie I would prefer to attend alone so no one will talk to me throughout the film. Without sounding like an owl, the ending shocked the pants off me. I thought I figured it out, but was w-a-y off. Thom Fitzgerald: take a bow.


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