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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

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Denys Arcand
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Cast

Credited cast:
Maxim Roy ... Carla McDuff
Maripier Morin ... Aspasie / Camille Lafontaine
Éric Bruneau ... L'enquêteur Plamondon
Vincent Leclerc ... Jean-Claude
Alexandre Landry ... Pierre-Paul Daoust
Juliette Gosselin ... La femme médecin résidente
Rémy Girard ... Sylvain 'The Brain' Bigras
Claude Legault ... L'informateur de la police
Ayana O'Shun ... Madame Rosabert - la mère de Jacmel
Yan England ... Jimmy
Louis Morissette ... Pete La Bauve
Rose-Marie Perreault ... Natasha
Pierre Curzi ... Maître Wilbrod Taschereau
Gaston Lepage ... Marcel
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

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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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Gross USA:

$2,178,460
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Cinémaginaire Inc. See more »
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Like Denys Arcand for many of his movies (including his win for The Barbarian Invasions (2003)), comedian/director Yan England happened to be nominated for an Oscar in 2013, for the short fiction story Henry (2011). See more »

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I love Denys Arcand's movies--Barbarian Invasions is my favourite movie of all time! This one is similar. The only thing I didn't like was the unrealistic social justice fixation at the end.


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