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Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 25 April 1984 (France)
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A young man wanders New York City searching for some meaning in life and encounters many idiosyncratic characters.

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Jim Jarmusch

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Jim Jarmusch
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Parker ... Allie
Leila Gastil Leila Gastil ... Leila
John Lurie ... Sax player
Richard Boes Richard Boes ... War vet
Sara Driver ... Nurse
Charlie Spademan Charlie Spademan ... Patient
Jane Fire Jane Fire ... Nurse
Ruth Bolton Ruth Bolton ... Mother
Evelyn Smith Evelyn Smith ... Patient
María Duval María Duval ... Latin girl
Lisa Rosen Lisa Rosen ... Popcorn girl
Frankie Faison ... Man in lobby
Suzanne Fletcher Suzanne Fletcher ... Girl in car
Felice Rosser Felice Rosser ... Woman by mailbox
Eric Mitchell Eric Mitchell ... Car fence
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Storyline

In downtown Manhattan, a twenty-something boy ('Chris Parker')whose Father is not around and whose Mother is institutionalized, is a big Charlie Parker fan. He almost subconsciously searches for more meaning in his life and meets a few characters along the way. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1984 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dauernd Ferien See more »

Filming Locations:

Roosevelt Island, New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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I almost want to give it an 8
3 June 2016 | by mrpinbertSee all my reviews

Arg! I almost want to give this movie an 8.

But the thing is, although there are interesting parts, it is also often very dull.

I could see what he was going for but too often I felt that the scenes, although interesting and fun, were lacking in depth.

I did enjoy it overall but it was also a little hard to sit through.

This was my first Jarmusch and I am looking forward to watching more. It felt appropriate because Sunday they're screening his 2nd feature at a local theater.

It did have well directed scenes, and some felt very trance-like. The main actor is not fantastic but good enough, he does show acting talent so I'm curious if I'll see him in something again.


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