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Little Murders (1971)

 -  Comedy  -  9 February 1971 (USA)
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A girl brings home her latest boyfriend to meet her parents. This is done against the background of random shootings that had just begun in NYC at the time the play was written. How the ... See full summary »

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Alfred Chamberlain
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Patsy Newquist
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Mr. Newquist
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Mrs. Newquist
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Kenny Newquist
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Mr. Chamberlain
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Mrs. Chamberlain
Lou Jacobi ...
Judge Stern
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Rev. Dupas
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Lt. Practice
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A girl brings home her latest boyfriend to meet her parents. This is done against the background of random shootings that had just begun in NYC at the time the play was written. How the family's failings are magnified by the social confusion of the times is the crux of the plot. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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9 February 1971 (USA)  »

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Kis gyilkosságok  »

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Trivia

The film is opened out considerably from the play which took place entirely within Patsy's apartment. See more »

Quotes

Alfred Chamberlain: I trust you.
Patsy Newquist: Oh, Alfred, do you really?
Alfred Chamberlain: I nearly trust you.
Patsy Newquist: Nearly?
Alfred Chamberlain: I nearly do. I really nearly do.
Patsy Newquist: [ecstatically] Oh, Alfred!
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Skating in Central Park
Written by John Lewis
Performed by the Modern Jazz Quartet
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Seminal New York Black Comedy
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Jules Feiffer's paean to NYC paranoia written in the same tone as his comic strips. Completely over-the-top and hilarious. Alan Arkin's bit is priceless. This movie puts the "funk" back in dysfunctional. This is proto-"Seinfeld" stuff, folks. Climb into the darkest fantasy of every red-blooded Gothamite.


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