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Michael Roemer (writer)
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Release Date:
16 May 1990 (France) See more »
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Plot:
A small-time Jewish racketeer, just out of prison, finds himself in a quandary. Returning to his old neighborhood... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 7 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Martin Priest ... Harry Plotnick
Ben Lang ... Leo
Maxine Woods ... Kay
Henry Nemo ... Max
Jacques Taylor ... Jack
Jean Leslie ... Irene
Ellen Herbert ... Mae
Sandra Kazan ... Margie
Ronald Coralian ... Mel Skolnik
Max Ulman ... Sidney
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louis Basile ... Doctor
Margo Ann Berdeshevsky ... Millie (as Margo Solin)
Ethel Burke ... Ida
Stephen Cheng ... Jimmy Hong
Sarah Christie ... Tillie
Christopher Cross ... Telethon MC
Hollis Culver ... Call Girl
Shirley Ann Davis ... Call Girl
Angelo DeLuca ... Natale
Ron Fredrics ... T.V. floor manager
Hal Friedlander ... Dog Trainer
Sylvia Glickman ... Miss Pike
Ernesto Gonzalez ... Carlos
Paul E. Guskin ... Stevie
W. Harris ... Julie
Seymour M. Heilbron ... Commissioner
Jack Hirsch ... Dr. Feinstein

Ronald F. Hoiseck ... T.V. floor director--Ron Fredericks
B. Michael Kamber ... Lawyer
Mike Longo ... Singer
Leonard Margolin ... Commander
José Ocasio ... Jesus
Nicholas Ponzini ... Tony
Zviah Ralbag ... Hattie
Ruth Roemer ... Linda Skolnik
Henry Rothblatt ... Lawyer
Stanley Schneider ... Doctor (as Stan Schneider)

Ed Setrakian ... Vitale
Neil Shapiro ... Sammy Warner
Jeanette Wilkins ... Cheryl
Paul Zayas ... Fernando
Jack Fitzstephens ... Bar-Mitzvah Extra (uncredited)
Stephen Fitzstephens ... Bar-Mitzvah Extra (uncredited)
Joe Lo Grippo ... Fireman (uncredited)
Holly Solomon ... Call Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Roemer 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Roemer  writer

Produced by
Michael Hausman .... associate producer
Martin Priest .... associate producer
Michael Roemer .... producer
Robert M. Young .... producer
 
Original Music by
Frank Lewin 
 
Cinematography by
Robert M. Young 
 
Film Editing by
Georges Klotz 
Terry Lewis 
 
Costume Design by
Lily Partridge 
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ralf D. Bode .... electrician (as Ralf Bode)
Aristides Pappidas .... best boy
Aristides Pappidas .... electrician
 
Editorial Department
Maurice Schell .... assistant editor
 

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81 min
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The film was shot in black and white in the late 1960s and was not given a proper release. Almost exactly twenty years later, in 1989, it was discovered and given a proper release for the first time.See more »
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Referenced in The Killing Floor (2007)See more »

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better late, so forth, 27 December 2010
Author: Michael Neumann from United States

If there were such a thing as a Jewish New Wave film movement in the late 60's, director Michael Roemer would certainly have been in its vanguard. His long lost, low budget comedy about a strictly small time New York City crook readjusting to life after a nine month prison stretch recalls some of the stylistic freedom of early Truffaut, while at the same time anticipating by two decades the deadpan anti-plot devices of Jim Jarmusch. In place of a story it offers a number of grotesque, eccentric characters, all bouncing off each other in unpredictable and unlikely places: a lingerie show, a dog obedience school, a bar mitzvah, and so forth. What the film lacks is enough substance to justify the overwhelming praise that greeted its belated release in 1989; it's fun, but at the same time it's also a negligible experience. The story behind the film is actually more interesting than the film itself, and after twenty years all the tardy attention probably benefited Roemer more than the movie-going public.

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