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Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976)

The portrayal of pretentiously bohemian youth.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Lenny Baker ...
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Sarah Roth
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Anita Cunningham
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Robert Fulmer (as Chris Walken)
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Bernstein Chandler
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Ben Lapinsky
Michael Egan ...
Herbert Berghof - Acting Coach
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Mrs. Tupperman (as Rachel Novikoff)
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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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Ein Haar in der Suppe  »

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Trivia

The bar where Larry goes to talk to Robert, is a real bar, in Greenwhich Village. Julius's a gay hustler bar, and has been at the same location for decades. See more »

Goofs

In the early scene where Lenny leaves home, he moves his suitcase from the chair to the floor, then tells his mother that she's going to give herself a heart attack, and when the camera cuts back the suitcase is back in the chair. See more »

Quotes

Ellen: Was everything a joke to you?
Larry Lapinsky: Not everything.
Herbert Berghof - Acting Coach: See, you're joking right now, right?
Larry Lapinsky: What do you want me to say?
Herbert Berghof - Acting Coach: Joking is what's doing you in. Joking is the American actor's disease. It's the American person's disease. Because what you're doing is you're keeping reality out so that it won't touch you. The worst kind of joking you can do is keep life out. Commenting, editorializing, joking - terrible! Don't do it. It's fatal.
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References Limelight (1952) See more »

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Three To Get Ready
Written by Dave Brubeck (uncredited)
Performed by the Dave Brubeck Quartet
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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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