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Release Date:
4 February 1976 (USA) See more »
1953 Was a Good Year for Leaving Home
The portrayal of pretentiously bohemian youth. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Lenny Baker ... Larry Lapinsky

Shelley Winters ... Faye Lapinsky

Ellen Greene ... Sarah Roth

Lois Smith ... Anita Cunningham

Christopher Walken ... Robert Fulmer (as Chris Walken)
Dori Brenner ... Connie

Antonio Fargas ... 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

Jeff Goldblum ... Clyde Baxter
Joe Spinell ... Cop at El Station (as Joe Spinnell)

Denise Galik ... Ellen
Rochelle Oliver ... Doctor Marsha
Sol Frieder ... Mr. Elkins
Helen Hanft ... Herb's Wife
John Ford Noonan ... Barney
Carole Monferdini ... Southern Girl
Gui Andrisano ... Marco
Joe Madden ... Old Poet
Rubin Levine ... Street Violinist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rutanya Alda ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Milton Frome ... Drugstore Customer (uncredited)
Annie Gagen ... Acting Student (uncredited)
Ray Gill ... (uncredited)

Paul Mazursky ... Casting Director (uncredited)

Bill Murray ... Nick Kessel (uncredited)

Stuart Pankin ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Vincent Schiavelli ... Rent Party Guest (uncredited)
Filomena Spagnuolo ... Old Lady on Street (uncredited)

Kandice Stroh ... Acting Student (uncredited)
Frankie Verroca ... Acting Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Mazursky 
Writing credits
Paul Mazursky (written by)

Produced by
Paul Mazursky .... producer
Anthony Ray .... producer (as Tony Ray)
Original Music by
Bill Conti 
Cinematography by
Arthur J. Ornitz  (as Arthur Ornitz)
Film Editing by
Richard Halsey 
Casting by
Juliet Taylor 
Production Design by
Philip Rosenberg  (as Phil Rosenberg)
Set Decoration by
Edward Stewart  (as Ed Stewart)
Costume Design by
Albert Wolsky 
Makeup Department
William A. Farley .... hair stylist (as Bill Farley)
Robert Jiras .... makeup artist (as Bob Jiras)
Production Management
Terence A. Donnelly .... unit production manager (as Terry Donnelly)
Anthony Ray .... production manager (as Tony Ray)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terence A. Donnelly .... assistant director (as Terry Donnelly)
Jonathan Sanger .... second assistant director
Art Department
Robert Hart .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Dennis Maitland .... production sound mixer
Arthur Piantadosi .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Sperber .... sound effects editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Louis Cappeta .... key grip
Willie Meyerhoff .... gaffer
Joseph Di Pasquale .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Tom Volpe .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Sylvia Fay .... atmosphere casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Peggy Farrell .... wardrobe: women
Max Soloman .... wardrobe: men (as Max Solomon)
Editorial Department
Glenn Farr .... assistant editor
Music Department
Paul Desmond .... musician: solo saxophone
Cliff Kohlweck .... music editor (as Clif Kohlweck)
Other crew
Tom Folino .... assistant to producers
Bob Gelber .... automotive advisor
Nancy Hopton .... script supervisor (as Nancy Tonnery)
Shari Leibowitz .... production officer supervisor
Ralph M. Leo .... location auditor (as Ralph Leo)
Crew believed to be complete

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111 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

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 »
Anachronisms: Set in 1953 but the soundtrack features Dave Brubeck's '"Blue Rondo a la Turk" first recorded in 1959.See more »
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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Movie Connections:
References A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)See more »
Three To Get ReadySee more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Living life in Greenwich Village, 9 June 2009
Author: blanche-2 from United States

Admittedly I come to this film with a deep prejudice. Though it's set in 1953, it was released in 1976, the same year I moved to Greenwich Village. In fact, much of the movie looks to have been filmed about two blocks west of where I lived for 30 years.

For a young person moving to Greenwich Village, there's something timeless about the experience, as this film shows. Directed by Paul Mazursky, the film stars Lenny Baker, Shelley Winters, Ellen Greene, Christopher Walken, Lois Smith, and Dori Brenner. Baker is an aspiring young actor named Larry Lapinsky, who leaves his parents' apartment and his sobbing mother (Winters) to take a place in the Village. There, he gets a day job, a girlfriend (Greene), a group of bizarre friends, and starts acting class. He uses a liquor bottle he finds at the subway as an Oscar and thanks the Academy while he waits for a train; he does impressions of Brando for a cop; he does a scene from Golden Boy for class.

Mazursky has left nothing out, not the overblown egomaniacal young actor (Jeff Goldblum) whom Larry meets at an audition, the bipolar young woman (Smith), the gay friend (Antonio Fargas), the poser who's a chick magnet (Walken), and everybody's friend destined to be unlucky in love (Brenner). It's a madcap, free, painful, and sobering existence.

Baker is wonderful as Larry, anxious to get out and live. He's very likable. Shelley Winters is a riot as the Jussi Bjorling-loving Faye Lapinsky, who keeps dropping in and bringing food while she and her husband are in the neighborhood. At one point, she is so convincing telling Sarah (Greene) that she doesn't care if Sarah has been having sex with Larry, that Sarah admits to it, thus driving Faye into such a state that Sarah claims she lied. Lois Smith is very effective as the neurotic Anita. Dori Brenner does a great job as the caring friend, and Christopher Walken strikes the right balance as the enigmatic, distant Robert.

Highly recommended, and if you've ever lived in Greenwich Village, or tried to be an actor in New York, don't miss it.

What makes the film is the New York energy and the locations - many of which still exist, Village Cigars, Smiler's, the lamp store, Julius' bar, the whole Christopher Street area.

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