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Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York (1975)

Sheila Levine is a Jewish-American princess and a native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. An innovative, bright, but painfully introverted individual, she comes to New York City with her mother... See full summary »

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Sheila Levine
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Sam Stoneman
Rebecca Dianna Smith ...
Kate
Janet Brandt ...
Bernice
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Manny
Charles Woolf ...
Wally
Leda Rogers ...
Agatha
Jack Bernardi ...
Uncle Herm
Allen Secher ...
Rabbi
Lynne Pope ...
Rochelle
Jon Miller ...
Norman
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Richard Rasof ...
Attendant
Evelyn Russell ...
Miss Burke
Don Carrara ...
Harold
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Sheila Levine is a Jewish-American princess and a native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. An innovative, bright, but painfully introverted individual, she comes to New York City with her mother and father to take an apartment with a nightclub-hopping roommate. Persuaded to go to a nightclub one night, she meets a doctor named Sam Stoneman who is on the hunt for a one-night stand. Sheila develops an intense attraction towards Sam who seemingly is attracted to Sheila's desperately flirtatious roommate. She returns to Harrisburg for a time and comes back to win the heart of Sam only to discover that he has been conned into an engagement with her ex-roommate. Meanwhile, stalwart Sheila quickly climbs the ladder at her job as a "office-singer/typist" for a record company. Written by thustlebird

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Sheila Levine is every single girl who has had to attend her younger sister's wedding.

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Sheila Levin meghalt, és New Yorkban él  »

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Roy Scheider was an eleventh hour replacement for another actor. Directly after the completion of the shooting, he traveled to Martha's Vineyard to film Jaws (1975). See more »

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Sam Stoneman: [repeated line, to Sheila] How are you, Harrisburg?
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Referenced in The 52nd Annual Academy Awards (1980) See more »

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24 March 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen this movie in years but I remember it well and have been looking for it on video. So far no luck. Jeanie Berlin is so fabulous as Sheila. Of course if you are a New York single jewish woman (as I am) you would relate to her better, but she is just so perfectly "looser finds herself". The story is much different than that of the book but some of the character remain. But the movie is so 70's it's fun. And you can't help but fall in love with and root for Sheila. Someone out there get this to video!


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