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Ill Fated (2004)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 15 September 2004 (Canada)
Mark A. Lewis's tragic-comic adventure ILL FATED plunges the viewer into the boxed-in world of Jimmy, a small-town teen who seeks a better life but who sees dead-end signs at every turn out... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Outerbridge ... Earl
Paul Campbell ... Jimmy
John Callander John Callander ... Bobby
Nicki Clyne ... Barb
John F. Parker ... Grampy
Chris Gauthier ... Clayton
Bill Croft ... Barry
Kurt Evans ... Tom
Brian Leslie Brian Leslie ... Bud
Jane Sowerby Jane Sowerby ... Jan
Howard Siegel ... Stan
Jennifer Copping ... Jennifer
Joely Collins ... Beth
Alejandro Rae ... Colt (as Alex Rae)
Bill Mackenzie ... Chuck
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Mark A. Lewis's tragic-comic adventure ILL FATED plunges the viewer into the boxed-in world of Jimmy, a small-town teen who seeks a better life but who sees dead-end signs at every turn out of town. His vague plan to leave and "look into college" is complicated by a revolving door of small-town complications - the demands of his lumpen best friends, his troubled girlfriend, his promiscuous stepmother and cuckolded stepfather. But the biggest complication of all is the return of his womanizing biological dad Earl, who'd fled in Jimmy's infancy after impregnating the wife of a violent convict (also his best friend). Earl's return is a catalyst to disaster, and a palette for director Lewis to paint a hyper-realist picture of small-town dystopia.ul. Written by Prehumous Productions Inc.

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Somewhere.... anywhere... is better than the middle of nowhere

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Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

Artifact Films

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

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15 September 2004 (Canada) See more »

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British Columbia, Canada See more »

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CAD 300,000 (estimated)
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Does "Fargo" one better...
5 October 2004 | by FilmGeek1981See all my reviews

Immediately reminiscent of Coen brother's "Fargo". Humorous and entertaining in a way that doesn't take the audience to be halfwits. John Parker's role as Grampy was inspired and his "meltdown" was hilarious. My personal favourite character was the sheriff. His constant frustration with the townspeople and his volunteers made for constant laughs. Finally a film that Canadians can be proud to call their own. Mark Lewis has set himself a very high standard. I hope he can continue to bring us great films up to par with his first.


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