Director David Lynch returns to the Pacific Northwest territory that helped to change the face of television in 1990, making him a household name all across America. A predecessor to that series, FIRE WALK WITH ME recounts the final week in the life of Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee), a sparkling teenager who finds herself caught up in a seedy underworld and is eventually murdered. As Laura abuses cocaine and performs sexual favors for a series of shady characters, she also must balance her day-to-day affairs, which include a best friend, Donna (Moira Kelly), an ex-boyfriend, James (James Marshall), and her parents, Leland (Ray Wise) and Sarah (Grace Zabriskie). Screenwriters Lynch and Robert Engels raise more questions than they answer, keeping the film's mystery ambiguous even by the film's conclusion. While this will most certainly appeal to die-hard fans of the series, it isn't necessary for the viewer to have any prior knowledge of the characters in order to follow the story line, for Lynch's unique vision is enough to keep audiences engaged even when they aren't able to put the pieces together. Haunting, humorous, and strange, FIRE WALK WITH ME is another work of artistry from the mind of David Lynch.
David Lynch - American director
Angelo Badalamenti - American Composer
Gary Hershberger - Actor/"Sneakers"
Harry Dean Stanton - American character actor
Dean Stanton - American character actor
Rick Aiello - Actor
Ricky Aiello - Actor
David Brisbin - Star, Film and TV movies and appearances, began in mid '80s
Gary Bullock - Twin Peaks FWWM - Oregon sheriff
Chris Isaak - American Singer/Actor
Michael J. Anderson - Twin Peaks - Little Man From Another Place
Michael John Anderson - Twin Peaks - Little Man From Another Place
Moira Kelly - American actress, CHAPLIN, WITH HONORS
Heather Graham - American actress, BOOGIE NIGHTS
Kiefer Sutherland - Actor/Director, 24
Lenny Von Dohlen - American Supporting Actor
Sheryl Lee - American actor: TWIN PEAKS TV Series
Sheryl Lee-Diamond - American actor: TWIN PEAKS TV Series
Sheryl Lee Diamond - American actor: TWIN PEAKS TV Series
Peggy Lipton - Julie Barnes of TV's "The Mod Squad"
Dana Ashbrook - TV Actor
Walter Olkewicz - Twin Peaks - Jacques Renault
Pamela Gidley - Actress/"Cherry 2000"
Robert Engels - Twin Peaks co-script
Madchen Amick - American Film/TV Actress
Mädchen Amick - American Film/TV Actress
Catherine E. Coulson - Twin Peaks' "Log Lady"
Kyle MacLachlan - American actor, SEX AND THE CITY, TWIN PEAKS
Julee Cruise - Songwriter
Grace Zabriskie - American Character Actress
David Bowie - British Musician/Actor
David Robert Jones - British Musician/Actor
Eric Da Re - American Actor
Patricia Norris - Costume/Prod. Designer
Mark Frost - Screenwriter/Director
Frank Silva - Twin Peaks - "Killer Bob"
Phoebe Augustine - Twin Peaks - Ronette Pulaski
Sandra Kinder - Twin Peaks FWWM - waitress at Hap's Diner
Frances Bay - Twin Peaks - Mrs. Tremond (grandmother of mysterious boy)
Al Strobel - Twin Peaks - Mike/The One-Armed Man
James Marshall - American Actor
Ray Wise - American Supporting Actor
Miguel Ferrer - American Actor
Mary Sweeney - Editor
Ronald V. Garcia - Twin Peaks FWWM DP
TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME is the feature-length prequel to the TV cult phenomenon, arranged around events occurring during the last week of Laura Palmer's life: her realization of the true identity of "Bob," her last visit to the Roadhouse with Donna, and her fateful trip to the cabin of sleazeball Jacques Renault. Fans of the show will appreciate this deliberately paced meditation on the show's myriad themes.
Released theatrically in the United States on August 28, 1992. The film was shot on location in Washington State, as well as in Los Angeles, California. Lara Flynn Boyle turned down the role of Donna Hayward because of her character's projected nude scenes.
"...[A] mixture of subversive dreaminess, winking kitsch and offbeat wit..." - 09/01/1992 Los Angeles Times, p.F3
"[It] achieves a strange, moving intensity." - 10/01/2005 Sight and Sound, p.100