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The Event (2003)

An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea ... See full summary »

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Thom Fitzgerald
9 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joanna Adler ... Gaby Shapiro-Schnell (as Joanna P. Adler)
Chris Barry Chris Barry ... Third Little Maid
Walter Borden ... Fred
Ray Brimicombe Ray Brimicombe ... Desk Sergeant
Laura Cahoot Laura Cahoot ... Bride
Brent Carver Brent Carver ... Brian Knight
Linda Carvery Linda Carvery ... Doctor
Rejean Cournoyer Rejean Cournoyer ... Rory Metzler (as Réjean Joseph Cournoyer)
Lucy Decoutere ... Jody
Richard Donat ... Undertaker
Chase Duffy Chase Duffy ... Assistant District Attorney
Olympia Dukakis ... Lila Shapiro
Tim Dunn Tim Dunn ... Ping Pong Player
Travis Ferris Travis Ferris ... NYPD Officer
Thom Fitzgerald ... Vagimar Director
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Storyline

An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea district. Nick, a district attorney investigating the most recent case, a suspicious apparent suicide, and her interviews with friends and family of the deceased trigger extensive and intricately interwoven flashbacks that reveal surprising facts about the man's life and death. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 2004 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Causa See more »

Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,206, 5 October 2003

Gross USA:

$35,554

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,554
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Nick: Fuck you very much.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits the screen is dark for a few seconds, then there's another scene (that is completely silent). See more »


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Goodbye
Composed and Performed by Nick Nolan
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Another AIDS dying flick with a twist
18 May 2004 | by =G=See all my reviews

Gay guy Matt has died from AIDS and Asst. D.A. Posey suspects something other than natural causes. In spite of these mysterious overtones, "The Event" spends most of it's time being a gay guy dying flick which deals with coming out to mom, visiting doc's, hanging with gay friends, talking about options, taking drug "cocktails", creeping symptoms, emotional contortions, philosophizing about life/death, etc. in a kind of muddled Mulligan stew of gay/straight family/friend relationship stuff via flashback. The ill focused story manages to pull itself together in the end and gives everyone in the audience (who is left) ample time to relish in the hopeful woe of the moment...and then ends all over again. Kinda sappy, full of stereotypes, quite disjointed, and poorly scripted, "The Event" has it's moments though they apparently went unnoticed by GLAAD. The bare bones DVD I watched also had no CC or subtitles or special features. Recommended for gays and anyone who have the stomach for another AIDS flick. (B-)


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