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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gaby Shapiro-Schnell (as Joanna P. Adler)
Chris Barry ... Third Little Maid
... Fred
Ray Brimicombe ... Desk Sergeant
Laura Cahoot ... Bride
Brent Carver ... Brian Knight
Linda Carvery ... Doctor
Rejean Cournoyer ... Rory Metzler (as Réjean Joseph Cournoyer)
... Jody
... Undertaker
Chase Duffy ... Assistant District Attorney
... Lila Shapiro
Tim Dunn ... Ping Pong Player
Travis Ferris ... NYPD Officer
... 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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Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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13 February 2004 (Spain)  »

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A Causa  »

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$35,082, 5 October 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$35,518, 26 October 2003
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Nick: Fuck you very much.
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After the credits the screen is dark for a few seconds, then there's another scene (that is completely silent). See more »

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What I was Waiting For
Written and Performed by Ian Janes
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Both the film and the event it portrays qualify as "events."
25 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

I came to this film via Thom Fitzgerald's earlier work, the mostly comic pseudo-documentary "Beefcake," so I was unprepared for the many-layered drama of "The Event." There have been a lot of films about gay men with AIDS, most of which are earnest and predictable, but "The Event" is definitely surprising in its story. It is easy to identify with the various points of view in the film, and that raises the viewer's stakes considerably. And what an indie dream of a cast! I viewed this DVD via NETFLIX which inexplicably -- considering their trove of Grade Z films about gay people -- doesn't stock "Beefcake." Thom Fitzgerald doesn't do the same old same old -- for which, hats off and Thanks!


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