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This is a long-shot, it's been in the back of mind bothering me for a long time...

I was at a cinema in the 90's, seeing either Pulp Fiction ('94) or The Net ('95) or something like that, and I remember a trailer or some advert but can't remember specifically what it was for.

The basics are:

  • a boy commits suicide by jumping off an apartment building;
  • meanwhile a man on a lower floor in the same building is arguing with his wife;
  • the wife pulls a shotgun out and tries to shoot her husband;
  • she misses her husband, but the shot goes out the open window killing the boy (who jumped to commit suicide) on the way down;
  • the woman is then seen handcuffed and taken away by police for the murder of the boy who wanted to commit suicide;
  • maybe a New York apartment block.

The concept really interested me but I was never able to remember what it was for.

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It sounds like Magnolia from 1999. The scene can be seen here. The only differences are that it was a boy, not a woman, jumping off the building, and the wife shot the gun.

The movie has a lot of strange synchronicities (coincidences) like that one. I couldn't find the trailer you're talking about, but the scene above should look familiar if it's the movie you're thinking of. The trailer is here.

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And it's also the old woman who shot the jumper, not her husband. But this is based on the Ronald Opus myth, so perhaps it's a different film that used the same myth (though I can't think of one). – Walt Jul 22 '14 at 9:55
Thanks @Walt. Got ahead of myself. – Meat Trademark Jul 22 '14 at 9:58
No, you may still be right and the OP just remembered it wrong. – Walt Jul 22 '14 at 9:59
It's certainly possible I misremembered some details. It's likely this is the movie I was thinking of but I'm not 100% certain. I'll see if any different answers appear for a short while before accepting. Thank you so much. – caprica Jul 22 '14 at 10:01
I just meant I forgot the woman was the shooter as I was excited and typing too fast. I just really love the movie and its hidden meanings. – Meat Trademark Jul 22 '14 at 10:06

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