Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

135 min | 209 min (Extended Version)
Mystery | Thriller
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David Lynch
3 wins & 6 nominations
Country: France
Release Date: 1992-08-28
Filming Locations: 534 Lewis Street, Monroe, Washington, USA
Budget: $10,000,000
Opening Weekend: $1,813,559 (USA) (28 August 1992)
Gross: $4,160,851 (USA)£433,082 (UK)
Chris Isaak
Chris Isaak
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Mary Jo Deschanel
Mary Jo Deschanel
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Sheryl Lee
Laura Palmer
Ray Wise
Leland Palmer
Mädchen Amick
Shelly Johnson
Dana Ashbrook
Bobby Briggs
Phoebe Augustine
Ronette Pulaski
David Bowie
Phillip Jeffries
Eric DaRe
Leo Johnson
Miguel Ferrer
Albert Rosenfeld
Pamela Gidley
Teresa Banks
Heather Graham
Annie Blackburn
Moira Kelly
Donna Hayward
Peggy Lipton
Norma Jennings
David Lynch
Gordon Cole
James Marshall
James Hurley
Jürgen Prochnow
Harry Dean Stanton
Carl Rodd
Kiefer Sutherland
Sam Stanley
Lenny von Dohlen
Harold Smith
Grace Zabriskie
Sarah Palmer
Kyle MacLachlan
Special Agent Dale Cooper
Frances Bay
Mrs. Tremond (Chalfont)
Catherine E. Coulson
The Log Lady
Michael J. Anderson
Man From Another Place
Frank Silva
Walter Olkewicz
Jacques Renault
Al Strobel
Philip Gerard (The One Armed Man)
Gary Hershberger
Mike Nelson
Sandra Kinder
Irene at Hap's
Chris Pedersen
Victor Rivers
Rick Aiello
Cliff Howard
Gary Bullock
Sheriff Cable
Jon Huck
FBI Agent
Mike Malone
FBI Agent
Joe Berman
Bus Driver
Yvonne Roberts
First Prostitute
Audra L. Cooper
Second Prostitute
John Hoobler
Kimberly Ann Cole
Lil the Dancer
Elizabeth McCarthy
Giggling Secretary
C.H. Evans
Jack at Hap's
Paige Bennett
French Girl at Hap's
G. Kenneth Davidson
Old Guy at Hap's
Ingrid Brucato
Curious Woman
Chuck McQuary
Medic (as Chuck McQuarry)
Margaret Adams
Fat Trout Neighbor
Carlton Lee Russell
Jumping Man
Calvin Lockhart
The Electrician
Jonathan J. Leppell
Mrs. Tremond's Grandson
David Brisbin
Second Woodsman
Andrea Hays
Julee Cruise
Roadhouse Singer
Steven Hodges
Band at Roadhouse
William Ungerman
Band at Roadhouse
Joseph 'Simon' Szeibert
Band at Roadhouse
Smokey Hormel
Band at Roadhouse (as Gregory 'Smokey' Hormel)
Joseph L. Altruda
Band at Roadhouse
James Parks
Service Station Mechanic
Jane Jones
School Teacher
Karin Robison
Angel in Train Car
Lorna MacMillan
Angel in Red Room
Joan Chen
Jocelyn Packard
Jan D'Arcy
Sylvia Horne
Don S. Davis
Maj. Garland Briggs
Warren Frost
Dr. Will Hayward
Harry Goaz
Deputy Andy Brennan
Michael Horse
Deputy Hawk
David Patrick Kelly
Jerry Horne
Everett McGill
Big Ed Hurley
Jack Nance
Pete Martell
Michael Ontkean
Sheriff Harry S. Truman
Kimmy Robertson
Lucy Moran
Wendy Robie
Nadine Hurley
Charlotte Stewart
Betty Briggs
Russ Tamblyn
Dr. Lawrence Jacoby
Philip Anagnos
Student (uncredited)
Anne Gaybis
Dancer on Stage in 'Pink Room' (uncredited)
John Nelson
Double R Diner Customer (uncredited)
Did you know?
Much of the cast credited as starring in the film actually only make brief appearances on screen. Peggy Lipton and Heather Graham each appear for less than 30 seconds in the 134 minute film.
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David Lynch:  [singer]  Julee Cruise, Chris Isaak, David Bowie.
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According to writer Robert Engels, he and director David Lynch originally conceived this film as the first in a series of of films exploring the mythology of the Black Lodge. To that effect, the two inserted four characters as "outs" with which to continue the story: Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan), Agent Phillip Jeffries (David Bowie), Major Garland Briggs (Don S. Davis) and Agent Chester Desmond (Chris Isaak). The critical and box-office failure of this film, however, caused Lynch to abandon any plans for sequels.
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Donna: Do you think that if you were falling in space... that you would slow down after a while, or go faster and faster?
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James: You always hurt the ones you love.
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Cooper: Don't take the ring, Laura.
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What is the significance of the "security camera" sequence?
In the film, just before Phillip Jeffries appears in the FBI office, there is a scene where Dale Cooper stands staring into a security camera in a nearby corridor, then goes into the adjacent office to look at the camera's live monitor, showing the empty corridor where Cooper was just standing. He repeats this action several times, for apparently no reason. Then the seemingly impossible happens - Cooper sees himself on the monitor. On reviewing the footage with Gordon Cole after Jeffries disappears, Cooper sees the former FBI agent in the corridor moving past him, which did not happen.Effectively, for the moment that Jeffries arrives Cooper appears to be in two places at once. This references the fact that Cooper is also in the Black Lodge, (which Jeffries has visited) where events are non-linear. It could therefore be inferred that the Cooper on the monitor with Jeffries is in fact the Black Lodge version of Cooper trying to communicate with him.
What is the significance of the ring?
There are many theories as to the presence of the ring and its meaning. One of the most popular is that it allows for the bearer to teleport through space and time. This explains why Agent Jefferies appears and then vanishes from the FBI office, why Chet Desmond vanishes after taking it, why Cooper is able to communicate with Laura in the Black Lodge and how Annie is able to tell Laura about Cooper being stranded in the lodge.Another theory is that the ring protects the wearer from being inhabited by Bob's spirit.There is also the possibility that the ring is a physical reference to the events of Twin Peaks being caught in a circle, or ring, and destined to repeat themselves. Also of note, the symbol on the ring is the same symbol seen in one episode of the TV series on a Native American cave painting. This may be connected to the fact that Dale Cooper is trapped in the Black Lodge, where events are non-linear.This is actually suggested in the final episode of the TV series, where a scene between Bobby and Shelly at the Double-R Diner plays out exactly the same as a scene in the pilot. Another reference to this idea comes from a line of dialogue spoken by the Man From Another Place, cut from the film's convenience store scene: "And everything will proceed cyclically."
Why not resolve the show's cliffhangers?
If Fire Walk With Me had made money, more movies would have followed which would have resolved the shows numerous cliffhangers. However, the film did not earn sufficient money to do so.Despite being a prequel, the film does however offer an explanation of what happens to Dale Cooper at the end of the series. Because the events of the Black Lodge are non-linear, Annie Blackburn (Heather Graham) appears to Laura in her bed one night, telling her that "the good Dale" is trapped in the Black Lodge, can't leave, and that she should write this in her diary. This suggests that the Dale Cooper inhabited by BOB seen in the bathroom in the final episode of the series is the evil doppelganger that chases Cooper through the Black Lodge. It can also be surmised that in warning Laura, Annie was attempting to stop Dale Cooper becoming trapped in the Black Lodge in the first place. Alternately, it could be interpreted as a way by which Dale's plight could become known to Sheriff Truman, who was in possession of Laura's diary and could have eventually found this message, leading to the "real" Dale Cooper's rescue.
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Chris Isaak Mary Jo Deschanel
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