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29 March 1985 (USA) See more »
Alex and Erica Boyer's marriage is in a crisis: job and wife bore Alex. When Erica has an accident that has her staying in a wheel chair for some time... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Brooke Adams ... Erica Boyer

Griffin Dunne ... Alex Boyer

Karen Young ... Lisa Willoughby
Marty Watt ... Kevin Danzig

Christine Estabrook ... Maggie

Josh Mostel ... David

Laura Dean ... Jeannie

Dana Delany ... Susan McCall
Miguel Pinero ... Ralph
Joe Silver ... Uncle Stu
Joe Leon ... Uncle Mel

Daryl Edwards ... Sal

Spalding Gray ... Travel agent
Suzzy Roche ... Receptionist
Stephen Strimpell ... Lecturer (as Steven Strimpell)

Suzan Hughes ... Bartender (as Suzanne Hughes)
Wendy Creed ... Waitress
Harvey Waldman ... Director
Karsen Lee Gould ... Assistant

Mark Metcalf ... Andrews
Steve DeLuca ... Policeman #1
Jim Phelan ... Policeman #2
Seth Allen ... Frank Rose
Will Hussung ... Doorman (as Will Hussong)
Harry Madsen ... Taxi driver

Directed by
Adam Brooks 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Adam Brooks  story
Mark Horowitz 

Produced by
Sandy Climan .... executive producer
Stephen J. Levin .... executive producer
Mark Lipson .... producer
Charles C. Thieriot .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jonathan Elias 
Cinematography by
Alexander Gruszynski 
Film Editing by
Mark Burns 
Art Direction by
Nora Chavooshian 
Set Decoration by
Leslie A. Pope 
Costume Design by
Eugenie Del Greco 
Makeup Department
James Sarzotti .... makeup artist
Production Management
Kenin M. Spivak .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Craig Laurence Rice .... assistant director
Art Department
Ann Edgeworth .... property master
Sound Department
Tom Nelson .... sound mixer
Lisa Cain .... stunt double: Brooke Adams
Camera and Electrical Department
Dariusz Wolski .... camera operator
Other crew
Richard Guay .... post production accountant
Shelley Houis .... production coordinator
Larry Justice .... production assistant
Melissa Kalbfus .... script supervisor

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96 min
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
accurate, cynical dialog, 31 August 2005
Author: tobiasn from Bay Area, CA, USA

I lived for awhile in NYC, and I liked this movie.

I spent some part of my life in virtually identical apartments. So maybe I am just being nostalgic. But watching this, I really felt like the people were much like real people I have known.

One thing I am sure of is the dialog is terrific. For instance when one character asked 'what do you do?' and got the reply, 'I am an actor' she immediately followed this up with: 'Oh, what restaurant?'.

At this stage in my life I prefer this to anything Woody Allen has done (or for that matter the two Edward Burns' movies I have seen).

Yes, the characters sit around drinking wine, and making small talk. And, yes, the lead is irresponsible, and feels far too sorry for himself. But the movie is really about the various women's perception of the lead, about their experience of him. Which makes it darkly amusing, and happily so not in the Allenesque, narcissist, self-deprecating style. The lead is a clown, but we aren't pressured to feel sorry for him. At all.

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