Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me ★★ 1992 (R)

Prequel to the cult TV series is weird and frustrating, chronicling the week before Laura Palmer's death. Suspense is lacking since we know the outcome, but Lynch manages to intrigue with dreamlike sequences and interestingly offbeat characters. On the other hand, it's exploitative and violent enough to alienate series fans. Includes extremely brief and baffling cameos by Bowie as an FBI agent and Stanton as the manager of a trailer park. Several of the show's regulars are missing, and others appear and disappear very quickly. On the plus side are the strains of Badalamenti's famous theme music and Isaak as an FBI agent with amazingly acute powers of observation. 135m/C VHS, DVD . FR Kyle MacLachlan, Sheryl Lee, Moira Kelly, David Bowie, Chris Isaak, Harry Dean Stanton, Ray Wise, Kiefer Sutherland, Peggy Lipton, Dana Ashbrook, James Marshall, David Lynch, Catherine Coulson, Julee Cruise, Eric (DaRe) Da Re, Miguel Ferrer, Heather Graham, Madchen Amick, Jurgen Prochnow, Grace Zabriskie; D: David Lynch; W: David Lynch; C: Ron Garcia; M: Angelo Badalamenti.