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Marty Lakewood is a reporter forced to leave Chicago and his family because he had uncovered too much police corruption. He returns to his small home town on the California coast to his ailing mother and prostitute sister, with whom he had an incestuous affair. Being short of money, he seduces a woman cop in order to sell her house.

  1. Michael Oblowitz

    Director

  2. Jim Thompson

    Story

  3. Larry Gross

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Philip Locke

    Philip Locke

    Marty Lakewood's Father

  2. Elis Imboden

    Neighbour's wife (as Elisabeth Imboden)

  3. Christian Durango

    Christian Durango

    Little Marty Lakewood

  4. Sloan Cobb

    Little Carol Lakewood

  5. Roberta Hanley

    Younger Mom Lakewood

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This World, Then the Fireworks
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  • July 11, 1997
    R
    Theatrical

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    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 40m

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