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And Then You Die

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115 minutes – Crime, Drama
Release date: November 8, 1987 (Broadcast date)
Canadian distributor: CBC
And Then You Die is set in Montreal and tells a realistic and gritty story of underworld drug dealing and a local drug czar, Eddie Griffin. Along with building a huge personal fortune he has also collected a large pile of business problems, and some personal ones as well. His personal problems stem from that fact the he leads a double life. To many he has an idyllic suburban life, complete with beautiful home, wife and child. On the other hand he is part of the underworld where the golden rule of survival dictates that he trust no one, not even friends and associates. Unfortunately for Griffin, things start to go awry when in the space of just one week he makes enemies of the RCMP and the Hells Angles and then one of his crew is blackmailed in to selling him out. This film is, in some ways, a Godfather wannabe. In one scene they even use the line Marlon Brando made famous, “I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse.” Beyond that it is well-made and relatively intelligent within the genre. The performances are fine and the music is especially good. The made-for-TV movie dates to a time when the CBC was in the feature film business. And Then You Die won five Gemini Awards and numerous other prizes at international film festivals.



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Crew:
Producer: Brian McKenna
Executive Producer:

Bernard Zukerman

Director:

Francis Mankiewicz

Screenwriter:

Wayne Grigsby
Alun Hibbert

Cinematographer:

Richard Leiterman

Editor:

Gordon McClennan

Composer:

Alfonso Peccia
Marty Simons

Cast:Roles:

Kenneth Welsh
R.H.Thomson
Wayne Robson
Maggie Huculak
Pierre Chagnon
Guy Thauvette
Graeme Campbell
Tom Harvey
George Bloomfield
Dennis O’Conner
Tom McCamus
Jefferson Mappin
Joran Van Lange
Donald Davis
David Bolt
Alpha Boucher
Allan Angus
Kevin McGarr
Patricia Armstrong
Teddy-Lee Dillon
Barbara Kyle
Sam Malkin
Mary Ethel Phalen
Linda O’Dwyer
Rod Wilson
Pat Bukeman
Vittorio Rossi
Kathy Keefler
Casey Fleming
Aidan Devine
Denis Paré
Réal Vallancourt
Jacques Charbonneau
André Ouimette
Michel Cignac

Eddie Griffin
Detective Sergeant James McGrath
Wally Degan
Liz Griffin
Garou
Scarecrow
Mikey
Peter Vanderkeist
Prego
Cliff
Jimmy
Dave
Danny
Frank Vitello
Harold
Tremblay
Inspector Graham
Inspector Kowalchuk
Survellence Officer
Aunt Peg
Bobby
Cheryl
Videro Store Owner
Girlfriend
Mom
Tony
Wally’s Mother
Prego’s Man
News Announcer
Hammond
McCaffrey
Member of Police SWAT Team
Member of Police SWAT Team
Member of Police SWAT Team
Member of Police SWAT Team
Member of Police SWAT Team