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First Snow (2006)

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A psychic's ominous reading sends a man into a tailspin.

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Mark Fergus
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Guy Pearce ... Jimmy Starks
Steven Michael Quezada ... Mechanic Enrique (as Steven Quezada)
J.K. Simmons ... Vacaro
Nicholas Ballas Nicholas Ballas ... Tavern Owner Pete
Piper Perabo ... Deirdre
Rick Gonzalez ... Andy Lopez
William Fichtner ... Ed Jacomoi
David House David House ... Bartender Sammy
Julie Gawkowski Julie Gawkowski ... Receptionist
Luce Rains ... Roy Harrison
Forrest Fyre ... Dr. Bates
Gurudarshan Gurudarshan ... Psychic Woman (as Gurudarshan Khalsa)
Callie Anne Morgan Callie Anne Morgan ... Psychic Woman's Daughter
Jo Ann Soto Jo Ann Soto ... Crying Woman
Adriana Cordova ... Andy Lopez's Wife
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Storyline

Wound tight and cocky, Jimmy Starks is a smooth-talking salesman certain he's on the verge of a big break. Even when his car stalls in the middle of nowhere, a roadside soothsayer assures him a windfall is on its way. But although Jimmy should be happy when his boss suddenly agrees to financially back his business venture, he starts to become paranoid instead. As his girlfriend Deirdre and his best friend/ business partner Ed watch him slowly come unwound, Jimmy wonders if a past betrayal of his friend, newly paroled Vince, could be catching up to him. And, as the weather turns cold, Jimmy can't help but fear the mysterious seer's other prediction... that there'll be no tomorrow after the first snow.

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The end is closer than you think. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A jóslat See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color (FotoKem)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

When Jimmy visits Mrs. McClure and pours himself a glass of Coke, the amount of Coke in his glass changes several times. See more »

Quotes

Deirdre: Somebody's casing the joint.
Jimmy: Nah, it's probably one of those Autodialers. Lowest form of organic life, a Telemarketer.
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Before It's Too Late
Written by Allen Estes
Performed by Allen Estes
Courtesy of Heavy Hitters / Barbara Jordon
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I actually agree with some other reviewers here... An unusually moody and gripping Thriller, but unfortunately with a somewhat weaker ending than it should have had...
15 July 2014 | by lathe-of-heavenSee all my reviews

Basically, without going into a lot of detail covered by many here already, you get a pretty good idea just from the review summaries for this film that many found it really well done, moody, and a great concept, BUT... unfortunately I felt that it was ultimately watered down by the ending chosen by the film makers (or possibly yet ANOTHER stupid studio interference...)

So, without entering any Spoiler territory, if you can excuse or overlook the completely OBVIOUS and somewhat ham-handed ending, and just sit back and enjoy the rest of the film, it actually is quite good and intriguing, and you probably will like it for the most part. And, Guy Pearce's acting is superb...

But... I REALLY would have given my left nut (the smaller of the two) if they had just left the ending far more ambiguous and moody, just like the rest of this excellent film. I basically gave it about 2 stars less than I would have normally for a film of this overall quality; specifically because of the poor way in which I feel that they handled the ending...

(I undress further, oh, excuse me... I mean, ADDRESS this further in a much more detailed SPOILER laden thread here in the discussion section for this film below...)


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