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The Fall of the American Empire ()

La chute de l'empire américain (original title)
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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,... See more »

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Carla McDuff
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L'enquêteur Plamondon
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Aspasie / Camille Lafontaine
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Jean-Claude
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La femme médecin résidente
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Linda Demers
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Pierre-Paul Daoust
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Sylvain 'The Brain' Bigras
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L'informateur de la police
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Sean Harrington (as Al Goulem)
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Pete La Bauve
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Jimmy
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Natasha
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Marcel
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Le docteur Pierre-Yves Maranda - le radiologiste
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Maître Wilbrod Taschereau
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Madame Rosabert - la mère de Jacmel
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Gemma
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Gilles Sainte-Marie - le sous-ministre
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Joseph
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Le prof de fiscalité
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Jacmel Rosabert
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Une bénévole de l'association Le Parcours
Marcello Di Fruscia ...
Le vendeur
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Duc Thuy
Ilyes Belayel ...
Golf player
Eddy King ...
Vladimir François
David Savard ...
Steph
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Le surveillant de la compagnie de livraison
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Le chef de la chorale Le Parcours
Kémy St-Éloy ...
Chenier Augustin
Dominique Bertrand ...
La réceptionniste de Maître Taschereau
Joël Côté ...
Le serveur
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Mario Schlittler
Gilles Brière ...
Un itinérant au centre ville
Sean McDowell ...
Alain Goulem
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Damien
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La présentatrice du Journal Télévisé
Elizabeth Eveillard ...
La femme de Vladimir
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L'agent des services correctionnels (uncredited)
Brandon Prust ...
Le serveur (uncredited)
Mariev Rodrig ...
Jeune escorte (uncredited)

Directed by

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Denys Arcand

Written by

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Denys Arcand ... (written by)

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Dominique Besnehard ... associate producer
Martin Desroches ... associate producer
Victor Loewy ... associate producer
Christian Ménard ... supervising producer
Denise Robert ... producer
Patrick Roy ... associate producer

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Louis Dufort
Mathieu Lussier

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Van Royko

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Arthur Tarnowski

Editorial Department

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Guylaine Dutil ... Post-production manager
Marc Lussier ... digital intermediate colorist

Casting By

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Lucie Robitaille

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Patrice Bengle

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Sophie Lefebvre

Makeup Department

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Chantal Bergeron ... key hair stylist
Carole Bertini ... hair stylist
Jeanne Lafond ... key makeup artist: second unit
Audrey Lampron ... assistant makeup artist
Magali Métivier ... makeup artist

Production Management

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George Jardon ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Lili-Anne Crevier ... second assistant director
Aurore Paulin ... third assistant director
Anne Sirois ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Martin Chalifoux ... construction coordinator
Michèle Forest ... set designer
Marc-Antoine Lemire ... set dresser
Jean-Philippe Marcotte ... storyboard artist
François Tougas ... scenic artist
Karoline Roy ... graphic designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Nicolas Dallaire ... foley recordist
Martin Desmarais ... sound recordist
Natalie Fleurant ... adr supervisor
Nicolas Gagnon ... foley artist
Marie-Claude Gagné ... sound designer
Louis Gignac ... re-recording mixer
Nathalie Piche ... boom operator
Claire Pochon ... dialogue editor
Jean-Philippe Savard ... sound editor
François B. Senneville ... sound effects editor
Joey Simas ... re-recording mix assistant
Maxime Vermette ... foley recordist

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Simon Beaupré ... visual effects artist: Alchemy 24
Didier Bertrand ... visual effects artist: Alchemy 24
Philippe Cournoyer ... visual effects artist: Alchemy 24
Maxime Desforges ... visual effects artist: Alchemy 24
Valérie Dugas ... visual effects artist: Alchemy 24
David Décoste ... visual effects artist: Alchemy 24
Jean-François Ferland ... visual effects supervisor: Alchemy 24
Jessica Francoeur-Ducharme ... visual effects artist: Alchemy 24
Ismaël Gros ... visual effects artist: Alchemy 24
Bryan Hsu ... visual effects artist: Alchemy 24
Marie-Claude Lafontaine ... visual effects producer: Alchemy 24
Maxime Lapointe ... vfx set supervisor: Alchemy 24
Francis Larose ... visual effects operations manager: Alchemy 24
Patrick Lemay-Hardy ... visual effects artist: Alchemy 24
Wesley Lemieux ... visual effects artist: Alchemy 24
Pierre-David Myles ... visual effects coordinator: Alchemy 24
Catherine Nadeau ... visual effects executive producer: Alchemy 24
Rachel Terrien ... visual effects administrative assistant: Alchemy 24
Yi Zhang ... visual effects artist: Alchemy 24

Stunts

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Rodney Alexandre ... stunt double: Eddy King

Camera and Electrical Department

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Réjeanne Bouchard ... still photographer
Bertrand Calmeau ... still photographer
Guillaume Canniccioni ... key grip
Daniel Dallaire ... gaffer
Etienne Denis ... best boy electric
Paolo Malo ... grip
Henri Normand ... lighting technician

Casting Department

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Carole Dionne ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Marc Patrick Chevalier ... mr. curzi and mr. king's tailor

Location Management

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Eric Cinq-Mars ... location scout
Philippe Daneau ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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François Arbour ... music mixer / score mixer / score recordist
Pascale Giguère ... musician: violin

Script and Continuity Department

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Marjorie Hamel ... script supervisor

Other crew

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Paul Barette ... armorer
Brigitte Chabot ... publicist
Priscilla De Beaulieu ... production assistant (as Priscilla Adam De Beaulieu)
Anik Fournier ... production accountant
Paule Girardin ... production coordinator
François-Olivier Paquin ... production assistant
Sylvie Tremblay ... food service

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Jacques Maurice ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • The Triumph of Money (Canada, English title)
  • The Fall of the American Empire (Canada, English title)
  • The Fall of the American Empire (United States)
  • The Fall of the American Empire (World-wide, English title)
  • Der unverhoffte Charme des Geldes (Germany)
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  • 127 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Benoît Brière and Gaston Lepage reprise their roles from Joyeux Calvaire (1996), also directed by Denys Arcand. See more »

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