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Hit and Runway (1999)

Alex and Elliot an unlikely pair connect to write a film about a New York cop working undercover as a fashion model.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Parducci Michael Parducci ... Alex Andero
Peter Jacobson ... Elliot Springer
Judy Prescott ... Gwen Colton
Kerr Smith ... Joey Worciuekowski
Hoyt Richards ... Jagger Stevens
John Fiore ... Frank Andero
J.K. Simmons ... Ray Tilman
Jonathan Hogan Jonathan Hogan ... Bob
Teresa DePriest ... Lana (as Therese De Priest)
Bill Cohen Bill Cohen ... Norman Rizzoli
Rosemary De Angelis Rosemary De Angelis ... Marie Andero
Marisa Redanty Marisa Redanty ... Barbara
John DiResta ... Bruno
Marian Quinn ... Eileen
Stephen Singer ... Rabbi Pinchas
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Storyline

Alex Andero feels stuck washing dishes in his family's trattoria in New York City. He wants to write screenplays, and he has a great idea. Trouble is, he's not much with a typewriter; so, when his cousin calls and says a producer likes the idea and wants a script, Alex swallows his homophobia and asks for help from Elliot Springer, a talented writer who's an insecure, gay, Jewish nebbish. Elliot doesn't want the job, but Alex sets him up with Joey, a good-looking actor who works in the cafe. Elliot and Joey are soon getting it on, the script is slowly emerging, and Alex is discovering the beauty of Gwen, a woman in his writing class. Then, ego and greed threaten the partnership. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content and some violent images
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

17 April 1999 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Mirador Films See more »
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Color
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Trivia

Film writing, directing, producing, and editing debut of Christopher Livingston. See more »

Goofs

When Alex confronts Eliot at the restaurant, he takes his spoon away so he cannot finish his ice cream drink. After a few seconds Eliot jumps up to reveal that the half-full glass has suddenly become empty. See more »

Quotes

Elliot Springer: I'm not doing this for Ray Tilman. I've had too many friends trying to please idiots like Ray Tilman. Even the one's who buy big houses. They still end up living in little tiny closets.
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Crazy Credits

Recorded at Audio Paint, NYC If it can be imagined, it can be recorded www.audiopaint.com See more »

Connections

References Fiddler on the Roof (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Hold On to Your Dreams
Christopher Livingston & Frank Piazza
Performed by Christopher Livingston
Produced & Arranged by Frank Piazza
Mixed & Engineered by Lance McVickar
Recorded at: Audio Paint NYC
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This smart, warm & funny independent offers much needed relief from big studio stupidity
15 May 2001 | by darrenuhlSee all my reviews

I went to see "Hit and Runway" on the same day I went to see "The Mummy Returns." After enjoying the former, I couldn't even sit through twenty five minutes of the over-produced and under-written "Mummy" sequel. "Hit and Runway" is a true gem--not perfect by any means--but so much more bright and engaging than most of what Hollywood has to offer. It is a "story within a story/odd couple" film. Though not entirely original, it does everything it sets out to do well and with great humor. Anyone who wears glasses, is Jewish, Italian, gay, writing a screenplay, looking for love, interested in how Hollywood works, and/or simply appreciates intelligent, off-beat comedy should enjoy this film. It has the sensibility of "Ben Stiller meets Woody Allen." If any of this sounds good to you, see it.


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