Three Days of Rain (film)

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Three Days of Rain
Directed by Michael Meredith
Written by Michael Meredith
Produced by
  • Philip Bligh
  • Brad Hillstrom
  • Christine U. King
  • Bruce Randolph Tizes
Distributed by Rogue Arts
Release date
  • May 17, 2002 (2002-05-17)(U.S.)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited States

Three Days of Rain is a 2002 American film directed by Michael Meredith and starring Penelope Allen, Erick Avari, and Alimi Ballard. Based on Anton Chekhov's short stories, the plot takes place in Cleveland city during a rainstorm. It was the last film to star Peter Falk, famous for playing disheveled detective Columbo. [1] [2]



Three Days of Rain is a film from 2002 that takes six short stories by Anton Chekov and sets them in modern-day Cleveland, Ohio. The film opens as a storm rolls into Cleveland that will bring rain for three straight days. The film follows six separate people through their unique struggles and challenges. A young woman who is forced to give up her daughter and is willing to do anything to be with her. Another character is a cab driver who struggles to cope with the loss of his son. There is Thunder (Michael Santoro), a tile maker fighting to keep his business from going under, and Denis (Joey Billow), a mentally handicapped janitor who is faced with losing his job. Throughout the entire film there is soft jazz and the banter of a local Cleveland disk jockey. The jazz also doubles as the film's soundtrack.


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Three Days of Rain has an approval rating of 40% on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 10 reviews, and an average rating of 5.3/10. [3] Metacritic assigned the film a weighted average score of 52 out of 100, based on 12 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". [4]

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