The lives of a group of young Chicago men, as seen through the eyes of one of them, a writer.

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Danny
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Emily Reubens
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Sol
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Mickey
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Bobby
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Pete
Lewis J. Stadlen ...
Marty
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Niles McMaster ...
Michael
Lisa Taylor ...
Sherry
Nathan Davis ...
Mr. Jones
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Ernesto
Wilbert Bradley ...
Joe the Janitor
Liza Hella ...
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The lives of a group of young Chicago men, as seen through the eyes of one of them, a writer.

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21 September 1984 (USA)  »

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Under-appreciated gem!
27 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A "feel-good movie" where the good feelings are believable, "Windy City" is a little-known film about a group of middle-aged Chicagoans whose lives, quite realistically, haven't turned out the way they dreamed. Danny (John Shea) is a would-be writer lacking the self-discipline and courage to write, and also lacking the courage to tell ex-girlfriend Emily (Kate Capshaw) how he feels about her... until it's too late and she's married someone else. Then there's Sol (Josh Mostel), who inspires his friends to boldly follow their dreams and live with passion... but who is quickly dying himself. Sound like a bummer? It's not. Sol inspires not just his friends but the audience as well with his joie de vivre and carpe diem messages, and perhaps it's not too late after all for our wishes to come true. A movie about love and friendships, with a nice touch about mortality and the afterlife, but mostly about the positivity of living life like a capital-R Romantic. "What's it about? It's about a guy who still believes in happy endings."


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