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The Event (2003)

Nick is a district attorney investigating several deaths of AIDS sufferers in the gay community of New York City's Chelsea District. Each case suggest the use of assisted suicide, which is illegal in New York.


Thom Fitzgerald
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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


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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Go in style.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Did You Know?


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 »


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


Final Goodbye
Composed and Performed by Christophe Beck
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Movie of the week
7 February 2003 | by peterhoffmanSee all my reviews

The hardest thing about doing dramas about subject matters that have already been "Hollywood-ized" is making the audience connect in some special way with the characters - or something new to say. This is usually done through great dialogue and masterful acting. This movie had neither. As an avid movie goer, I hold certain performances as guidelines for judging another. And by far Tom Hank's performance in Philadelphia gripped me and forced emotion from me at all the right places. This film was dead (other than a good job by Olivia as his mother). Parker Posey was devoid of all emotion and the rest of the cast just read their lines like it was a first reading. The plot is also a little on the "yeah right" side - a cop trying to arrest friends of suicide victims. This film teetered on the edge of being a great AIDS story or a cop drama and ultimately failed. Definitely a movie of the week and not worth hard earned cash.

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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$19,206, 5 October 2003

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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