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Director:
Writers:
Earl Mac Rauch (screenplay) and
Mardik Martin (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
21 June 1977 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The war was over and the world was falling in love again. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Often Brilliant In Spite of Major Flaws See more (66 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Liza Minnelli ... Francine Evans

Robert De Niro ... Jimmy Doyle

Lionel Stander ... Tony Harwell
Barry Primus ... Paul Wilson

Mary Kay Place ... Bernice Bennett
Georgie Auld ... Frankie Harte
George Memmoli ... Nicky

Dick Miller ... Palm Club Owner
Murray Moston ... Horace Morris
Leonard Gaines ... Artie Kirks (as Lenny Gaines)

Clarence Clemons ... Cecil Powell
Kathi McGinnis ... Ellen Flannery
Norman Palmer ... Desk Clerk
Adam David Winkler ... Jimmy Doyle Jr.
Dimitri Logothetis ... Desk Clerk

Frank Sivero ... Eddie Di Muzio (as Frank Sivera)

Diahnne Abbott ... Harlem Club Singer
Margo Winkler ... Argumentative Woman
Steven Prince ... Record Producer

Don Calfa ... Gilbert
Bernie Kuby ... Justice of the Peace
Selma Archerd ... Wife of Justice of the Peace
Bill Baldwin ... Announcer in Moonlit Terrace
Mary Lindsay ... Hat Check Girl in Meadows
Jon Cutler ... Musician in Frankie Harte Band
Nicky Blair ... Cab Driver

Casey Kasem ... D.J. aka Midnight Bird
Jay Salerno ... Bus Driver
William Tole ... Tommy Dorsey
Sydney Guilaroff ... Hairdresser

Peter Savage ... Horris Morris' Assistant
Gene Castle ... Dancing Sailor
Louis Guss ... Frankie Harte Band Member (as Louie Guss)

Shera Danese ... Doyle's Girl in Major Chord
Bill McMillan ... D.J.
David Nichols ... Arnold Trench

Harry Northup ... Alabama
Marty Zagon ... Manager of South Bend Ballroom
Timothy Blake ... Nurse
Betty Cole ... Charwoman
DeForest Covan ... Porter (as De Forest Covan)
Phil Gray ... Trombone Player in Jimmy Doyle's Band
Roosevelt Smith ... Bouncer in Major Chord
Bruce L. Lucoff ... Cab Driver
Bill Phillips Murry ... Waiter in Harlem Club
Clint Arnold ... Trombone Player in Palm Club
Richard A. Berk ... Drummer in Palm Club (as Richard Alan Berk)
Jack R. Clinton ... Bartender in Palm Club
Wilfred R. Middlebrooks ... Bass Player in Palm Club
Jake Vernon Porter ... Trumpet Player in Palm Club
Nat Pierce ... Piano Player in Palm Club
Manuel Escobosa ... Fighter in Moonlit Terrace
Susan Kay Hunt ... Moonlit Terrace Girl
Teryn Jenkins ... Moonlit Terrace Girl
Mardik Martin ... Well Wisher in Moonlit Terrace
Leslie Summers ... Woman in Black in Moonlit Terrace
Brock Michaels ... Man at Table in Moonlit Terrace
Washington Rucker ... Musician at Hiring Hall
Booty Reed ... Musician at Hiring Hall
David Armstrong ... Reporter
Robert Buckingham ... Reporter
Eddie Garrett ... Reporter
Nico Stevens ... Reporter
Peter Fain ... Greeter in Up Club
Angelo Lamonea ... Waiter in Up Club

Charles A. Tamburro ... Bouncer in Up Club
Wally McCleskey ... Bouncer in Up Club (as Wallace McCleskey)
Ronald Prince ... Dancer in Up Club
Robert Petersen ... Photographer
Richard Raymond ... Railroad Conductor
Hank Robinson ... Francine's Bodyguard
Harold Ross ... Cab Driver
Eddie Smith ... Man in Bathroom in Harlem Club
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paula Beyers ... Dancer (uncredited)
Allison Caine ... Additional Voice (uncredited)
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ... Dancer (uncredited)
Joey Forman ... Argumentative Man (uncredited)

Jack Haley ... Master of Ceremonies / Cameo Appearance (uncredited)
Larry Kert ... Dancer (uncredited)
Julia Phillips ... Woman Flirting with Jimmy (uncredited)
Christopher Riordan ... Dancer / Club Patron (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Dance Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Martin Scorsese 
 
Writing credits
Earl Mac Rauch (screenplay) and
Mardik Martin (screenplay)

Earl Mac Rauch (story)

Produced by
Robert Chartoff .... producer
Gene Kirkwood .... associate producer
Irwin Winkler .... producer
 
Cinematography by
László Kovács (director of photography) (as Laszlo Kovacs)
 
Film Editing by
Bert Lovitt  (as B. Lovitt)
David Ramirez 
Tom Rolf 
 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
 
Production Design by
Boris Leven 
 
Art Direction by
Harry Kemm 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert De Vestel  (as Robert DeVestel)
Ruby R. Levitt 
 
Costume Design by
Theadora Van Runkle 
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair designer: Liza Minnelli
Mary Keats .... hair stylist
June Miggins .... hair stylist
Christina Smith .... makeup artist: Miss Minnelli
Michael Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Hal W. Polaire .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dennis Capps .... dga trainee
Mel Dellar .... first assistant director (as Melvin D. Dellar)
Michael Grillo .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jerry Graham .... property master
Victor Clay Johnson .... construction foreman
William Maldonado .... construction coordinator
Alan Sims .... set dresser (uncredited)
William Ladd Skinner .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael Colgan .... sound editor
James Fritch .... sound editor
Robert W. Glass Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer (as Robert Glass Jr.)
David Holden .... sound editor
Larry Jost .... production sound mixer (as Lawrence Jost)
Harry Keramidas .... sound editor
Richard Portman .... sound re-recording mixer
Kay Rose .... supervising sound editor
Victoria Rose Sampson .... sound editor (as Vickie Sampson)
Curly Thirlwell .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Richard Albain .... special effects
Ken Speed .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Bill Hansard .... process coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richmond L. Aguilar .... gaffer (as Richmond Aguilar)
Bobby Byrne .... camera operator
Leonard Lookabaugh .... key grip (as Len Lookabaugh)
Bruce McBroom .... still photographer
Robert M. Stevens .... camera operator (as Robert Stevens)
Joseph E. Thibo .... first assistant camera
Paul Kimatian .... still photographer (uncredited)
Melton Maxwell .... electrician (uncredited)
Dennis Young .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Margo Baxley .... costumer: women
Richard Bruno .... costumer: men
Michael Chavez .... costumer: men
Frances Kandelin Harrison .... costumer: women (as Frances K. Harrison)
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Andrea E. Weaver .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Phyllis Smith Altenhaus .... assistant editor
Scott Burrow .... assistant editor
Arthur W. Forney .... assistant editor
Irving Lerner .... supervising film editor
Marcia Lucas .... supervising film editor
Michael Ripps .... assistant editor
Eric A. Sears .... assistant editor
Michael J. Sheridan .... assistant editor (as Michael Sheridan)
 
Music Department
Georgie Auld .... musician: saxophone solos
Ralph Burns .... conductor
Ralph Burns .... musical supervisor
Bill Hughes .... music contractor (as William Hughes)
Bill Hughes .... music copyist (as William Hughes)
John Neal .... music recording supervisor
Sonny Olivera .... sideline musician contractor
William Saracino .... music editor
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Russell McEntyre .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Georgie Auld .... technical consultant
Kevin Breslin .... production assistant
James D. Brubaker .... assistant to production executive (as James Brubaker)
Janet Crosby .... assistant to producers
Ron Field .... choreographer
Kim Goldstein .... assistant: Miss Van Runkle
Vic Heutschy .... publicist
Karen Kelly .... production secretary
Richard McAvoy .... paymaster
Dayle Michelle .... assistant: Mr. Scorsese
David Nichols .... production consultant
Charlene Painter .... assistant choreographer
Michelle Papier .... assistant to producers
Dan Perri .... title designer
Lisbeth Plannette .... production coordinator
Lois Ann Polan .... trainee: A.F.I.
Steven Prince .... assistant: Mr. Scorsese
Carol Rosenstein .... production assistant
Hannah Scheel .... script supervisor
William R. Smith .... production accountant
Chris Soldo .... production assistant
Deanne Wenble .... assistant: Miss Minnelli (as Deanna Wenble)
Earl Wingard .... publicist
Charles Winkler .... production assistant
James Winter .... craft service
 
Thanks
Julia Cameron .... special thanks
Irving Lerner .... our gratitude and respect to
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
155 min | USA:163 min (1981 re-issue) | 136 min (re-cut version)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Brazil:10 | Canada:PG (DVD rating) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-12 | Netherlands:AL | Singapore:PG | Sweden:11 | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate #24960) | West Germany:6 (w)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
According to Steven Prince, Liza Minnelli became romantically involved with both Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese during filming.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Jimmy:I guess a little small talks in order here now
Francine:Can it get any smaller?
Jimmy:Now look I can take a hint
Francine:Can you also take a walk
Jimmy:Do you want me to leave?
Francine:YES!
Jimmy:I'll leave right now
Francine:BYE
Jimmy:You expect me to leave after the way you just talked to me?
Francine:Will you go away
[...]
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41 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
Often Brilliant In Spite of Major Flaws, 24 March 2005
Author: gftbiloxi (gftbiloxi@yahoo.com) from Biloxi, Mississippi

Released in 1977, Martin Scorsese's NEW YORK, NEW YORK instantly divided critical response--and, facing box office competition from no less than STAR WARS, proved a major financial failure. A significantly edited re-release followed not long afterward but proved even less well received and even less profitable. Although a double VHS release eventually brought the film to the home market, the film remained unpopular and made barely a ripple in public consciousness. In 2005, however, NEW YORK, NEW YORK received an unexpected release to DVD. At long last it may begin to reach a significant audience.

As a story, NEW YORK, NEW YORK draws from a number of oddly "Noir-ish" musicals made at Warner Bros. in the late 1940s. Most particularly, according to Scorsese's commentary, it drew from MY DREAM IS YOURS, a film that not only starred Doris Day but actually reflected her life in its tale of a talented big band "girl singer" trapped in an abusive marriage with a musician. Although the film force-fed the audience a happy ending, later films would not. In the mid-1950s, Doris Day's LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME and Judy Garland's A STAR IS BORN offered stories of a gifted female vocalists locked into disastrous romances that played out to a very distinctly unhappy ending, and NEW YORK, NEW YORK draws from them as well.

Scorsese not only repeats the basic stories and themes of these films, he also repeats the artificially heightened visual style typical of Hollywood films of the 1940s and 1950s--it is no accident that Liza Minnelli looks and sings remarkably like mother Judy Garland in this film--but he does so to an entirely unexpected end. The bravado performing style of such films is completely snatched away, and the characters are presented in an almost documentary-like realism. In theory, each aspect of the film would emphasize the other; in fact, however, this was precisely what critics and audiences disliked about the film when it debuted. They considered it extremely grating.

But perhaps the passage of time has opened our eyes on the point. I saw NEW YORK, NEW YORK in its 1977 release and, music aside, I disliked it a great deal. I expected to retain that opinion when I approached the DVD release, but I was greatly surprised. It holds up remarkably well, and most of the time the balance of artifice and reality works very well. But there are significant flaws. In a general sense, the film has a cold feel to it that occasionally becomes so downright chilly you begin to detach from it. But even more difficult is the character of Jimmy Doyle, the abusive husband of the piece.

The recent DVD release includes a noteworthy director's commentary, and Scorsese states that both he and actor Robert De Niro sought to push the character far beyond the extremes of MY DREAM IS YOURS, LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME, or A STAR IS BORN. They were perhaps more successful than they expected. The result is a character you actively do not want to watch or hear, and although we are eventually allowed to see beyond his annoying qualities that moment comes much too late in the film to make him acceptable in any significant way. It makes for more than one bout of uphill viewing.

Overall, I recommend the film--but it is very much a "Hollywood Insider" film that is probably best left to those who know a great deal about film history and who can recognize the numerous antecedents from which it draws.

Gary F. Taylor, aka GFT, Amazon Reviewer

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