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Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  4 February 1976 (USA)
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An aspiring Jewish actor moves out of his parents' Brooklyn apartment to seek his fortune in the bohemian life of Greenwich Village in 1953. He struggles to come to terms with his feelings ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lenny Baker ...
Larry Lapinsky
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Faye Lapinsky
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Sarah Roth
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Anita Cunningham
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Robert Fulmer (as Chris Walken)
Dori Brenner ...
Connie
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Bernstein Chandler
Lou Jacobi ...
Herb
Mike Kellin ...
Ben Lapinsky
Michael Egan ...
Herbert Berghof - Acting Coach
Rashel Novikoff ...
Mrs. Tupperman (as Rachel Novikoff)
John C. Becher ...
Sid Weinberg - Casting Director
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Clyde Baxter
Joe Spinell ...
Cop at El Station (as Joe Spinnell)
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Ellen
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An aspiring Jewish actor moves out of his parents' Brooklyn apartment to seek his fortune in the bohemian life of Greenwich Village in 1953. He struggles to come to terms with his feelings about his mother's overbearing nature, while also trying to maintain his relationship with his girlfriend. Written by scgary66

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1953 Was a Good Year for Leaving Home

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4 February 1976 (USA)  »

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Director Paul Mazursky starred in Fear and Desire (1953) by Stanley Kubrick. The Christopher Walken character, Robert Fulmer, is based on Howard Sackler, the writer of Fear and Desire (1953). See more »

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Larry's father is always reading newspapers that are clearly props printed on stiffer white paper than cheap pulp newsprint actually in use in 1953. See more »

Quotes

Faye Lapinsky: Who are you?
Bernstein: I'm Bernstein.
Faye Lapinsky: [surprised by his name due to his being black] You're Jewish?
Bernstein: No, darling; I'm gay.
Faye Lapinsky: I don't care how you feel; you're a great dancer.
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References A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) See more »

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Blue Rondo A La Turk
Written by Dave Brubeck
Performed by the Dave Brubeck Quartet written/recorded in 1959, 6 years after the date of the film.
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A film that catches a time and place
22 November 2002 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

When I think of this film, I think of my older brother's generation, graduating from high school about 1956, and from college about 1960. Mazursky catches the look of a certain kind of young people of that era, their fashions, their expressions, their masks and identities. There's a sense of confusion and discovery, or rejection of the restrictions of middle class culture and their embracing of a murkily-defined bohemian alternative, and the disruption that brings to their lives, culturally, socially, sexually.

The film also reminds me of my years spent living near and wandering around Greenwich Village, 1966-70. Some of the kinds of people Mazursky shows were still there, ten years older, either mystified or amused or annoyed by the hippie hoards invading them. Honky-tonk, high rents, and mass culture bohemianism had arrived.

Mazursky gets this right. I don't know how this picture would play to those not interested or affected by the sociology time capsule, but I think it still would play.

And hats off to Shelly Winters, once again playing an impossible mother.




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