A psychic's ominous reading sends a man into a tailspin.

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Mark Fergus
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Guy Pearce ... Jimmy Starks
Steven Michael Quezada ... Mechanic Enrique (as Steven Quezada)
J.K. Simmons ... Vacaro
Nicholas Ballas ... Tavern Owner Pete
Piper Perabo ... Deirdre
Rick Gonzalez ... Andy Lopez
William Fichtner ... Ed Jacomoi
David House David House ... Bartender Sammy
Julie Gawkowski Julie Gawkowski ... Receptionist
Luce Rains ... Roy Harrison
Forrest Fyre ... Dr. Bates
Gurudarshan Gurudarshan ... Psychic Woman (as Gurudarshan Khalsa)
Callie Anne Morgan Callie Anne Morgan ... Psychic Woman's Daughter
Jo Ann Soto Jo Ann Soto ... Crying Woman
Adriana Cordova ... Andy Lopez's Wife
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Storyline

Wound tight and cocky, Jimmy Starks is a smooth-talking salesman certain he's on the verge of a big break. Even when his car stalls in the middle of nowhere, a roadside soothsayer assures him a windfall is on its way. But although Jimmy should be happy when his boss suddenly agrees to financially back his business venture, he starts to become paranoid instead. As his girlfriend Deirdre and his best friend/ business partner Ed watch him slowly come unwound, Jimmy wonders if a past betrayal of his friend, newly paroled Vince, could be catching up to him. And, as the weather turns cold, Jimmy can't help but fear the mysterious seer's other prediction... that there'll be no tomorrow after the first snow.

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The end is closer than you think. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

At the end of the movie the viewers can see Vacaros trailer drive passed. See more »

Goofs

The smiley Jimmy draws on the window of Deirdre's car changes between the shot from the outside, and the inside. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: Do you want to like get some ice cream or something?
Deirdre: How old are you, 13?
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Connections

References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

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Nuevo y Barato
Written by Giovanny Blanco (as G. Blanco) and Jason Williams (as J. Williams)
Performed by Spigga
Courtesy of Supermercado23 Records
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Deserves better recognition
2 March 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

FIRST SNOW is a relatively low budget vehicle for star Guy Pearce, attempting to plough the same sort of furrow as his superlative MEMENTO. The simplistic storyline sees the star given news of his impending death by a trailer-park psychic, at which point his life begins to unravel as he attempts to do all he can to avert impending disaster.

The story in this one is straightforward enough, but it's more of a mood piece than anything. The small town photography is excellent and there's a cast of eccentrics and seasoned professionals who help to bring the story to life; Shea Wigham, William Fichtner, and J.K. Simmons are the stand-outs here. Pearce is excellent, as he always has been, and the director builds a genuine sense of foreboding as the narrative heads for its inevitable conclusion. My only real fault is that the twist ending is way, way too obvious.


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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

First Snow See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,189, 25 March 2007

Gross USA:

$214,864

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$571,485
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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