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Permanent Vacation (1980)

 -  Drama  -  26 July 1986 (Japan)
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A young slacker wanders New York City searching for some meaning in life and encounters many idiosyncratic characters.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Parker ...
Allie
Leila Gastil ...
Leila
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Sax player
Richard Boes ...
War vet
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Nurse
Charlie Spademan ...
Patient
Jane Fire ...
Nurse
Ruth Bolton ...
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Evelyn Smith ...
Patient
María Duval ...
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Lisa Rosen ...
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Man in lobby
Suzanne Fletcher ...
Girl in car
Felice Rosser ...
Woman by mailbox
Eric Mitchell ...
Car fence
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In downtown Manhattan, a twenty-something boy ('Chris Parker')whose Father is not around and whose Mother is institutionalized, is a big Charlie Parker fan. He almost subconsciously searches for more meaning in his life and meets a few characters along the way. Written by Anonymous

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26 July 1986 (Japan)  »

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The film's title is taken from a lyric in the song "My Boyfriend's Back", by The Angels; "If I were you, I'd take a permanent vacation". This part of the song minus the film's title can be heard on the radio of the car Allie is selling. See more »

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When Allie reads to Leila from the book, he does not read continuously but instead takes snippets from the text, skipping sentences as he does. See more »

Quotes

Leila: Where have you been? I haven't seen you since Thursday.
Allie: Walking, just walking around. I can't seem to sleep at night, not in this city.
Leila: Doesn't seem like you sleep at all.
Allie: Well, I have my dreams while I'm awake.
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My Boyfriend's Back
Written by Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein, and Richard Gottehrer
Performed by The Angels
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The Birth
20 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A young slacker (Chris Parker) wanders New York City searching for some meaning in life and encounters many idiosyncratic characters.

From the plot, this sounds much like Richard Linklater's film "Slacker". And while I have no doubt that Jarmusch was an influence on Linklater, there is clearly no direct connection here... this is not the quirky film of Linklater, but a dreary and more depressing vision.

Aside from the incredible dance sequence, there is not a large amount of action. Of course, that is not the point -- there are a series of mad characters, which could be seen as "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" transported to New York City, with a jazz spin.


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