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Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  12 April 1985 (USA)
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A bored suburban housewife, seeking adventure to her life, accidentally gets hit on the head, wakes up with amnesia, and is mistaken for a free-spirited New York City drifter named Susan.

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Bored Roberta spots a regular personal ad in the paper titled 'Desperately Seeking Susan'. She heads off to New York, following one of the ads, and finds Susan. When Susan sells her jacket, Roberta - trying to emulate her mystery ad writer - buys the jacket and wears it. Little does she know someon is looking for the jacket - and its owner... Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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A life so outrageous it takes two women to live it See more »

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12 April 1985 (USA)  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)

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$27,400,000 (USA)
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One of the iconic jackets that Madonna and Roseanna wore in the film was sold at a Hollywood auction in November, 2014 and went for approximately $225,000. One of the earrings worn by them as well fetched $34,000. See more »

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Susan/Madonna wore pants with silver pockets when walking in NYC and followed closely by Roberta, but the next take after having met Jimmy her black pants are different and without silver pockets. See more »

Quotes

Gary: Susan! What are you doing?
Susan: I've got good news and bad news. Which do you want to hear first?
Gary: You said you were going to leave!
Susan: All right, good news first. Roberta's not working with the greaseball.
Gary: My wife just got picked up on the lower east side escaping from her gun-toting pimp.
Susan: He's not a pimp. Problem is, he's probably going to try to kill her because he thinks she's me.
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Referenced in Desperately Seeking Suzie... (1985) See more »

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Urgent
Performed by Junior Walker
Courtesy of Motown Records
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Funny, sweet film
19 February 2002 | by (Philly) – See all my reviews

A wonderful film all around, with good acting, and great humor. This movie is most certainly not serious, but it is great fun to watch, and one of the few movies I have enjoyed seeing multiple times. Madonna is quite good, playing a character similar to her public persona. Aidan Quinn and Rosanna Arquette are also terrific. Even the soundtrack is well done.


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