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The Fall of the American Empire (2018)

La chute de l'empire américain (original title)
R | | Comedy, Crime | 31 May 2019 (USA)
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A shy and insecure delivery truck driver accidentally arrives on the scene of a major crime and happens to pick up two bags of cash and hide them in his truck. As if an interrogation of two... See full summary »

Director:

Denys Arcand

Writer:

Denys Arcand
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Credited cast:
Maxim Roy ... Carla McDuff
Maripier Morin ... Aspasie / Camille Lafontaine
Juliette Gosselin ... La femme médecin résidente
Vincent Leclerc ... Jean-Claude
Éric Bruneau ... L'enquêteur Plamondon
Alexandre Landry ... Pierre-Paul Daoust
Rémy Girard ... Sylvain 'The Brain' Bigras
Alain Goulem ... Sean Harrington (as Al Goulem)
Claude Legault ... L'informateur de la police
Pierre Curzi ... Maître Wilbrod Taschereau
Rose-Marie Perreault ... Natasha
Florence Longpré ... Linda Demers
Mathieu Lorain Dignard ... Damien
Ayana O'Shun ... Madame Rosabert - la mère de Jacmel
Yan England ... Jimmy
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Storyline

A shy and insecure delivery truck driver accidentally arrives on the scene of a major crime and happens to pick up two bags of cash and hide them in his truck. As if an interrogation of two tough police detectives isn't enough, the guy, who has a doctor's degree in philosophy which makes his mind mingle with remorse, must find a way to get rid of this dirty money. Only the help of a prostitute and a former biker released from jail might get him out of trouble, especially that a gang leader is very eager to get his cash back, or kill whoever is responsible for this mess. However, even the two bumbling detectives are monitoring the case as well. Written by RealLiveClaude

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong violence, sexual content/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

31 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fall of the American Empire See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$338,216, 1 July 2018

Gross USA:

$2,178,460

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,090,388
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cinémaginaire Inc. See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Benoît Brière and Gaston Lepage reprise their roles from Joyeux Calvaire (1996), also directed by Denys Arcand. See more »

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17 July 2019 | by cpelavaSee all my reviews

Very sweet movie. Very satirical, and, has that wonderful Canadian soul.


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