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This World, Then the Fireworks (1997)

R
100 min | Crime, Drama

In 1950s, two incestuous lovers, a depraved suave journalist and his equally depraved prostitute sister, plan to get rich through seduction and murder. Things complicate when their feeble-minded mother begins to suspect something.
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Writers
Jim Thompson (story) | Larry Gross (screenplay)
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$19,906
Gross (US & Canada)
$51,618
Gross (World)
$51,618
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Release date
Jul 11, 1997 (United States)

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Philip Loch
Marty Lakewood's Father Marty Lakewood's Father   See fewer
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Elis Imboden
Neighbour's wife (as Elisabeth Imboden) Neighbour's wife (as Elisabeth Imboden)   See fewer
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Christian Durango
Little Marty Lakewood Little Marty Lakewood   See fewer
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Sloan Cobb
Little Carol Lakewood Little Carol Lakewood   See fewer
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Roberta Hanley
Younger Mom Lakewood Younger Mom Lakewood   See fewer
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Billy Zane
Marty Lakewood Marty Lakewood   See fewer
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Willy Cobbs
Blues Musician Blues Musician   See fewer
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Matt O'Toole
Thug #2 Thug #2   See fewer
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Mert Hatfield
Bus Driver Bus Driver   See fewer
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Rue McClanahan
Mom Lakewood Mom Lakewood   See fewer
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Gina Gershon
Carol Lakewood Morton Carol Lakewood Morton   See fewer
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Megan Leigh Brown
Young Carol Lakewood Young Carol Lakewood   See fewer
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Tom Keeley
Cousin Lyle Cousin Lyle   See fewer
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Christopher Jones
Young Marty Lakewood Young Marty Lakewood   See fewer
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Vincent Schilling
Patron #1 Patron #1   See fewer
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Lou Criscuolo
McCloud McCloud   See fewer
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Jeffrey Pillars
Galloway Galloway   See fewer
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Paul Sincoff
Assistant (as Paul Allan Sincoff) Assistant (as Paul Allan Sincoff)   See fewer
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John Bennes
Griffith Griffith   See fewer
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Sheryl Lee
Lois Archer Lois Archer   See fewer
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William Hootkins
Jake Krutz Jake Krutz   See fewer
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Larry Parks
Barnett Gibons (as Barry Bell) Barnett Gibons (as Barry Bell)   See fewer
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Brian Keith Gamble
Spindly Man (as Brian Gamble) Spindly Man (as Brian Gamble)   See fewer
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Seymour Cassel
Detective Harris Detective Harris   See fewer
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Terry Nienhuis
Minister Minister   See fewer
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Will Patton
Lt. Morgan Lt. Morgan   See fewer
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Valentin de Vargas
Mexican Doctor (as Val DeVargas) Mexican Doctor (as Val DeVargas)   See fewer
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Dean Mumford
Marine Marine   See fewer
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Rick Warner
Real Estate Guy Real Estate Guy   See fewer
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Whistling Sailor (uncredited) Whistling Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sportswriter (uncredited) Sportswriter (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.4 / 10 | 1,035 votes