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This World, Then the Fireworks
Director: Michael Oblowitz (Dir)
Release Date:   1997
Premiere Information:   Los Angeles opening: 11 Jul 1997; New York opening: week of 11 Jul 1997
Duration (in mins):   100
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Cast:   Billy Zane (Marty Lakewood)  
    Gina Gershon (Carol Lakewood)  
    Sheryl Lee (Lois Archer)  
    Rue McClanahan (Mrs. Lakewood)  
    Seymour Cassel (Det. Harris)  

Production Company: Largo Entertainment  
  Orion Classics  
Distribution Company: Orion Classics  
Director: Michael Oblowitz (Dir)
Producer: Chris Hanley (Prod)
  Brad Wyman (Prod)
  Larry Gross (Prod)
Writer: Larry Gross (Scr)
Photography: Tom Priestley (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: Maia Javan (Prod des)
Film Editor: Emma E. Hickox (Film ed)
Music: Pete Rugolo (Mus comp)
MPAA Rating: R
Country: United States
Language: English

Source Text: Based on the story "This World, Then the Fireworks" by Jim Thompson (publication date undetermined).
Authors: Jim Thompson

Physical Properties: Sd:

Genre: Drama
  Film noir
Sub-Genre: Crime

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Hollywood Reporter   14 Jul 1997   p. 5.
Los Angeles Times   11 Jul 1997   p. 14.
New York Times   11 Jul 1997   p. 5.
Variety   27 Jan 1997   p. 76.

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