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Edmond (2005)

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A fortune-tellers teasing rumination sends Edmond Burke lurching into New York City's hellish underworld.

Director:

Stuart Gordon

Writers:

David Mamet (screenplay), David Mamet (play)
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William H. Macy ... Edmond
Frances Bay ... Fortune Teller
Rebecca Pidgeon ... Wife
Joe Mantegna ... Man in Bar
Denise Richards ... B-Girl
Wendy Thompson Wendy Thompson ... Cocktail Waitress
Vincent Guastaferro ... Club Manager
Bai Ling ... Peep Show Girl
Matt Landers ... Bystander
Dulé Hill ... Sharper
Russell Hornsby ... Shill
Aldis Hodge ... Leafletter
Debi Mazar ... Matron
Mena Suvari ... Whore
Jeffrey Combs ... Desk Clerk
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Storyline

A man in a suit at a Manhattan firm leaves work on Friday; he looks unhappy. He stops at a fortune teller's for a Tarot reading: "You are not where you belong," she tells him. That evening he quits his marriage and walks the streets of New York, passing from a classy bar to a gentleman's club, then to a high-class bordello, a mugging, a pawnshop, and a diner where someone does listen. He shares his insights with her and later with others. Violence, disappointment, and musings entwine as Edmond loses his moorings while believing he's found them. Where does he belong? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Every fear hides a wish. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, strong language, and sexual content including nudity and dialogue | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2006 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Edmond See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,253, 16 July 2006

Gross USA:

$131,719

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$243,524
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Stuart Gordon's 3rd August 2005 official statement for the film reads: "'Every fear hides a wish'. So says David Mamet through his hapless protagonist Edmond. 'When we fear things I think we wish for them. Death or burglars.' Edmond's fears cause him to buy a survival knife, which he soon puts to use. Julia Stiles told me that the script for 'Edmond' reminded her of Michael Moore's brilliant documentary 'Bowling for Columbine' [2002] in which Moore suggests that the excessive violence on the streets of America is a result of racial fear." See more »

Goofs

The card handed to Edmond by "Man in Bar" shows the address as 46th St., but Edmond is instructed to go to 47th St. See more »

Quotes

Edmond: Every fear hides a wish.
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Connections

References Men in Black (1997) See more »

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Gordon's a genius
25 July 2006 | by luc_oli_woodSee all my reviews

I saw that movie as a Canadian premiere at Fantasia film festival and and I was fascinated. Stuart Gordon is not a legendary filmmaker without a good reason. Once again, he showed us his "savoir-faire" and his talent. David Mamet's screenplay is profound and psychologically complex. It's a kick in the ass for the American culture that must be seen, especially with the subject treated. What major studios refused to push forward, Mamet and Gordon doesn't give a sh** to show it. You don't like it, fine. But please, don't say that it's a movie to avoid. If it's the case, there is something you didn't understand... As Gordon says, William H. Macy is the Fred Astaire of acting. He's sincere and astonishing as the rest of the cast. In fact,I have no bad comments on this movie


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