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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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What if someone looked into your future and didn't see tomorrow? See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

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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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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color (FotoKem)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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In the scene where Jimmy's girlfriend has gone to his house to get her stuff, the collar on her sweater appears down when shown from the back. When the scene switches to her front, the collar is pulled up. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: I could have been a highway statistic yesterday, and you're giving me shit.
Deirdre: You drive too fast, and you're always on the stupid phone.
Jimmy: Oh damn, you look good.
Deirdre: Jimmy, don't. I'm showing a four bedroom.
Jimmy: All I said is you look good.
Deirdre: Yeah well you say that.
Jimmy: I was thinking, that split second before I almost became road meat...
Deirdre: Fuck you, don't even joke.
Jimmy: ...How I would miss the smell of your hair. The soft curve of your neck. How I might check out without touching my angel one last time.
Deirdre: You thought ...
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When The Blues Catch Up To You
Written by Dennis Walker and Alan Mirikitani
Performed by Bettye LaVette
Courtesy of Blues Express Records
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Amazingly Original Screenplay
7 April 2007 | by Hint523See all my reviews

First Snow is a movie of which the plot can be outlined in a minute. A man (Pearce) is stuck in a little town on the side of the highway where the only attraction is the psychic (Simmons). He spits out some normal predictions, then freaks out and says he doesn't see a future for Pearce's character. Pearce laughs it off, but after all the other predictions come true, he goes back to the same guy. He says this time: "You will be safe until the first snow"

Of course, the clichéd plot line would be that he goes paranoid beyond belief, which for part of it is like this, but the film sets up multiple possibilities of his death that keep you intrigued. The film could have many alternate endings because of all the other ways he could die that are set up in the movie.

But the ending is perfect. The last shot of the film is the best I've ever seen except for Glory and maybe The Shawshank Redepmtion. I also feel J.K. Simmons and William Fichtner both gave performances worthy of a Best Supporting Actor Nomination, more Fichtner than Simmons, but since it is April it's doubtful they'll stand a chance in Oscar season. The screenplay is top notch and Oscar-Worthy as well.

But the movie fall short of a 10/10 because it no suspense is built. For this kind of film, suspense is necessary. But everything else is really good in this movie. But you should still see this movie, especially if you're into fate or destiny related movies


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