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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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1 December 1975 (Sweden)  »

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Cautiva de un amor  »

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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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Skiddle Diddle Dee - Skiddle Diddle Dey
Written by Hal David and Leon Carr
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A film that sticks in your head
7 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to agree with the other reviewers about the song in this film. It sticks in your head. I saw this film only once some 20 years ago and I have never forgotten it. I could not remember the name of it and I finally discovered it here. The parts I remember the most are the scenes with the song and the scene near the end when Roy Scheider has a monologue talking about a childhood party where he was rejected by a girl, a story he tells in an effort to win back the Sheila Levine. The movie has stayed with me all these years. Its one of many films from the 70s that you catch on a late Sunday night or lazy Sunday afternoon and you watch and realize you have seen a memorable film.


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