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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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Cop at El Station (as Joe Spinnell)
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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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Film debut of Ellen Greene. See more »

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Set in 1953 but the soundtrack features Dave Brubeck's '"Blue Rondo a la Turk" first recorded in 1959. 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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Featured in The Celluloid Closet (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Rondo A La Turk
Written by Dave Brubeck (uncredited)
Performed by the Dave Brubeck Quartet
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Great period piece
10 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

I stumbled on this film on USA last night, about 15 minutes in. It was alternately comedic and touching, with Lenny Baker playing a 20-something (Larry Lapinsky) in Greenwich Village in the '50s. Shelley Winter played his mother, who had a knack for showing up at the most inopportune moments and embarrassing her son. Both of them, along with Mike Kellin as Mr. Lapinsky, give excellent nuanced performances.

The central action of the movie is around Larry's attempts to become an actor, and around his friends in the village. The dialog is generally snappy and both dialog and visuals can be out-loud funny at times. 7/10.


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