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New York Stories (1989)

A middle-aged artist obsessed with his pretty young assistant, a precocious 12 year old living in a hotel, and a neurotic lawyer with a possessive mother make up three Gotham tales.

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Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola (as Francis Coppola) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Woody Allen ... Sheldon (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
Marvin Chatinover ... Psychiatrist (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
Mae Questel ... Mother (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
Mia Farrow ... Lisa (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
Molly Regan Molly Regan ... Sheldon's Secretary (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
Ira Wheeler Ira Wheeler ... Mr. Bates (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
Joan Bud Joan Bud ... Board Member (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
Jessie Keosian ... Aunt Ceil (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
Michael Rizzo Michael Rizzo ... Waiter (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
George Schindler George Schindler ... Shandu, The Magician (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
Bridgit Ryan Bridgit Ryan ... Rita (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
Larry David ... Theater Manager (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
Paul Herman ... Detective Flynn / Clifford the Doorman / Cop (segments "Life Lessons" - "Life without Zoe" - "Oedipus Wrecks")
Herschel Rosen Herschel Rosen ... Store Clerk (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
Lola André Lola André ... Citizen (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
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Storyline

A middle-aged artist obsessed with his pretty young assistant, a precocious 12 year old living in a hotel, and a neurotic lawyer with a possessive mother make up three Gotham tales.

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Taglines:

One City. Three Stories Tall.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oedipus Wrecks See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$432,337, 5 March 1989

Gross USA:

$10,763,469

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,763,469
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the segment of "Life Lessons", Lionel is playing the arya "Nessun Dorma" by Giacomo Puccini in the middle of the night after the party. The lyrics seem to describe what's happening in the scene since "nessun dorma" means "none shall sleep" and it's sang by a man claiming he will win the hand of the cold princess Turandot. See more »

Quotes

Sheldon: [Looking around Terva's dank, gloomy apartment] You got a nice place here. What time does the cobra come out?
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Crazy Credits

Coppola's segment introduces cast and crew members only by their first name during the opening titles. See more »

Connections

Remade as Life Lessons (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

The Robbery
Written by Kid Creole (as August Darnell)
Performed by Kid Creole and The Coconuts
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Nod Goes to the Obsessions!!!
17 June 2004 | by dataconflossmoorSee all my reviews

Three stories, Scorcesse/Woody Allen/& Francis Ford Copola...Martin Scorcesse's dealt with cosmopolitan talent by way of artistic integrity, a piece of delicate Lalique is less fragile than the characters in this episode...Nick Nolte needs to come to grips with it..the simple fact is that HE'S HORNY!! Francis Ford Copola's segment dealt with the Park Ave elite being rather eccentric...A nice life, even divorce and forms of child neglect have a very intriguing spin to them, when money is relatively no object, and culture has limitless bounds!! Woody Allen's segment dealt with the occult, wishes were reality and reality was taking a sebaticle...The Jewish Mother is so loving, she is relentless in driving her son crazy!!...Believe me, this problem is a nice one to have...The best line in this segment being..."What do need to marry a blonde with four kids for, You're not an Astronaut"..What wins out in the end is the theme song to this segment..."I want a girl just like the girl who married dear old dad" AND THE WINNER IS: MARTIN SCORCESSE!!!

Scocesse's segment dealt with the demented concept that everything in life takes a back seat to an obsession...(For some people anyway) a sexual obsession,,,that is usually the favorite...The intensity of emmotions that Nolte and Arquette displayed are truly Life Lessons indeed...SO THE NOD GOES TO THE OBSESSION!!


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