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On the Nickel (1980)

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Sam
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C.G.
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Paul
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Rose
Jack Kehoe ...
Bad Mood
Daniel Ades ...
God Bless
Paul Weaver ...
Hill
Ina Gould ...
Estelle
Jack O'Leary ...
Big William
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Peanut John
Arthur Space ...
Soapy Post
Bert Conway ...
Bert
Jaime Sánchez ...
Joe
Tom Mahoney ...
Bobby D
Edmund E. Villa ...
Henry
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31 October 1980 (Denmark)  »

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Altid på spanden  »

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Restored and re-released on DVD and Blu Ray disc in 2009. See more »

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On The Nickel
by Tom Waits
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Heartfelt, non-righteous, ironically funny look at skid-row life in Los Angeles.
20 June 1999 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

On The Nickle is a thoroughly forgotten film which I was lucky enough to tape from the "Z Channel" (now defunct) in Los Angeles many years ago. The brainchild of actor Ralph Waite (of Waltons), it was independently made on a very low budget. In it, Waite manages to balance the tragedy of skid-row life with humor and irony, and in spite of an easy, fellini-esque ending, tells a moving story of a man (Donald Moffat) a former alcoholic and skid row dweller, struggling to "put his demons to rest" as he searches the "Nickle" (Fifth Street) for his old pal, C.G., played by Ralph Waite. The movie is bookended by the Tom Waits song, "On The Nickle", presumably written for the movie, and has a score that quotes the song frequently. Maybe the Independent Film Channel will consider running it.


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