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The Fall of the American Empire (2018)

La chute de l'empire américain (original title)
R | | Comedy, Crime | 31 May 2019 (USA)
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A shy and insecure delivery truck driver accidentally arrives on the scene of a major crime and happens to pick up two bags of cash and hide them in his truck. As if an interrogation of two... See full summary »

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Denys Arcand

Writer:

Denys Arcand
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Cast

Credited cast:
Maxim Roy ... Carla McDuff
Maripier Morin ... Aspasie / Camille Lafontaine
Juliette Gosselin ... La femme médecin résidente
Éric Bruneau ... L'enquêteur Plamondon
Vincent Leclerc ... Jean-Claude
Claude Legault ... L'informateur de la police
Alexandre Landry ... Pierre-Paul Daoust
Rémy Girard ... Sylvain 'The Brain' Bigras
Ayana O'Shun ... Madame Rosabert - la mère de Jacmel
Yan England ... Jimmy
Gaston Lepage ... Marcel
Catherine Paquin-Bechard ... Gemma
Pierre Curzi ... Maître Wilbrod Taschereau
Rose-Marie Perreault ... Natasha
Geneviève Schmidt
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A shy and insecure delivery truck driver accidentally arrives on the scene of a major crime and happens to pick up two bags of cash and hide them in his truck. As if an interrogation of two tough police detectives isn't enough, the guy, who has a doctor's degree in philosophy which makes his mind mingle with remorse, must find a way to get rid of this dirty money. Only the help of a prostitute and a former biker released from jail might get him out of trouble, especially that a gang leader is very eager to get his cash back, or kill whoever is responsible for this mess. However, even the two bumbling detectives are monitoring the case as well. Written by RealLiveClaude

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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

31 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le triomphe de l'argent See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,178,460
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Production Co:

Cinémaginaire Inc. See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Maripier Morin's husband, former hockey player Brandon Prust, has a small role in this movie as a waiter. See more »

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17 July 2019 | by cpelavaSee all my reviews

Very sweet movie. Very satirical, and, has that wonderful Canadian soul.


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