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New York, New York (1977)

PG | | Drama, Music, Musical | 21 June 1977 (USA)
An egotistical saxophonist and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long, up-hill climb.



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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Harwell
Paul Wilson
Bernice Bennett
Georgie Auld ...
Frankie Harte
George Memmoli ...
Palm Club Owner
Murray Moston ...
Horace Morris
Leonard Gaines ...
Artie Kirks (as Lenny Gaines)
Cecil Powell
Kathi McGinnis ...
Ellen Flannery
Norman Palmer ...
Desk Clerk
Adam David Winkler ...
Jimmy Doyle Jr.
Desk Clerk


The day WWII ends, Jimmy, a selfish and smooth-talking musician, meets Francine, a lounge singer. From that moment on, their relationship grows into love as they struggle with their careers and aim for the top. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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A love story is like a song. It's beautiful while it lasts. See more »


Drama | Music | Musical


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Release Date:

21 June 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nea Yorki, Nea Yorki  »

Box Office


$14,000,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


| (1981 re-issue) | (re-cut)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Hollywood producer Julia Phillips has a silent bit part in the opening sequence, flirting with Robert De Niro in a nightclub. When the scene was finished she asked to keep her costume, (a black evening gown), and was put out when Scorsese made her write a check for it. See more »


During the VJ dance sequence when Jimmy (DeNiro) is initially trying to pick up Francine (Minnelli), the cherry in her drink disappears (when she eats it in one shot) but then reappears in her drink only to disappear in subsequent shots. See more »


Jimmy: Where is she?
Tony Harwell: Why should I tell you where she is if she doesn't tell you where she is in the letter?
Jimmy: Then why do you take the time to come out to Brooklyn to give me this letter if you don't think she cares enough about me to let me know where she is, or to let you know to let me know where she is? Doesn't that makes sense to you?
Tony Harwell: It should, but it don't.
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Honeysuckle Rose
Music by Fats Waller
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This film is at its best in the longest 164-min. form.
10 August 2002 | by (Lancaster, California) – See all my reviews

What is fantastic and wonderful about this film is the music, the sets and when Liza Minnelli sings. Liza is superb in her performance and Robert DeNiro plays a character that is arrogant, brutal and slightly erratic in a way that only DeNiro can perform. His character is quite disturbing to watch as the film takes a serious turn. There are several twists and turns in this film. Try to see the 2 hours + 44 min. version that includes more of the "Happy Ending" musical number that features Larry Kent. Beware of prints that have been cut down to 153 min. and 137 min. This film is at its best in the 164 min. form. I enjoy the performance of the woman who sings "Honeysuckle Rose". Whether this movie has a happy ending is something to behold. It can be best interpreted by the viewer. Some woman (and men) may say "hurray" for Liza while Alpha-males may be on the DeNiro's character's side. Watch Liza for her excellent, dramatic performance. This is one film I wish they could have made a sequel to.

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