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Fear, Anxiety & Depression (1989)

R | | Comedy | 8 December 1989 (USA)
Ira is a nervous playwright waiting and hoping to succeed with his art, which he takes it very seriously. But following his dreams and ambitions isn't something easy to do, specially when ... See full summary »

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Todd Solondz

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Cast

Credited cast:
Todd Solondz ... Ira Ellis
Max Cantor Max Cantor ... Jack
Alexandra Gersten Alexandra Gersten ... Janice
Jane Hamper Jane Hamper ... Junk
Stanley Tucci ... Donny
Jill Wisoff ... Sharon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
J.J. Barry ... Sam
Anne De Salvo ... Sylvia
John Ellison John Ellison
Kathleen Gati
Dhonna Harris Goodale ... Depressed Subway Rider
Alison Gordy Alison Gordy ... Kim
Eric Gutierrez ... Son, Play #1
Cathy Haase ... Resturant manager
Helen Hanft ... Roz
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Storyline

Ira is a nervous playwright waiting and hoping to succeed with his art, which he takes it very seriously. But following his dreams and ambitions isn't something easy to do, specially when he has to consider the points of view his family, his artist friends and his girlfriend will provide to him whenever he exposes his incomprehensible works of art. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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Comedy

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R
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1989 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,212, 10 December 1989

Gross USA:

$47,148

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,148
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Mono

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Color
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Trivia

First feature film directed by Todd Solondz. See more »

Quotes

Junk: I don't *do* junk... I *am* Junk.
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Connections

References The V.I.P.s (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Helen Of Troy
Music by Joe Romano
Lyrics by Todd Solondz
Performed by Rosanne Ziering
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Is a Woody Allen like film for the 90's set
28 August 2000 | by l9raeSee all my reviews

The lead character played by Soldonz is a cross between Woody Allen and Carrot Top, in mannerisim as well as looks. He's a loser dude with nothing coming who falls for the local performance artist chic who happens to be incredibly unavailable (big shock) The film is complex like Allen, but has the grit of all those sweet New York Greenwich art rock movies of the 80's (Liquid Sky, Mondo New York, Slaves of New York, After Hours) which I'm a real sucker for. I liked the pathetic details, and the way Soldonz doesn't gloss over the painful details. It's plain and gritty, but it works for me.


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