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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

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 ...
Mother
Evelyn Smith ...
Patient
María Duval ...
Latin girl
Lisa Rosen ...
Popcorn girl
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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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This film is featured on second disc of the Stranger Than Paradise (1984) DVD released in 2007 by the Criterion Collection. See more »

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There are fittings on the ship's railing visible in the rear shot but not in the front shot of Allie. See more »

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Allie: [reading from a book] She has dropped a roll of paper from her breast. A stranger picks it up, shuts himself in his room all night, and reads the manuscript, which contains the following: When she ventured out with her silk net, on the end of a russ, chasing the wild, free hummingbird. Send me one and I, in return, will wreath a garland of violets, mint, and geraniums. I was not present at the event of which my daughter's death was the result. If I had been, I would have defended that angel at ...
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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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