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Variety (1983)

 -  Drama  -  8 March 1985 (USA)
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Christine (Sandy McLeod) takes a job selling tickets at a porno theater near Times Square. Instead of distancing herself from the dark and erotic nature of this milieu, she develops an ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandy McLeod ...
Christine
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Mark
Richard Davidson ...
Louie
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Jose
Nan Goldin ...
Nan
Lee R. Tucker ...
Projectionist (as Lee Tucker)
Peter Rizzo ...
Driver
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Business Manager / Porn Customer
Suzanne Fletcher ...
Woman in Bar
Peyton Green ...
Woman in Bar
Cookie Mueller ...
Woman in Bar
Norma Angelica Rodriguez ...
Woman in Bar (as Norma Rodriguez)
Sally Rodwell ...
Woman in Bar
Nancy Reilly ...
(voice)
Scotty Snyder ...
(voice)
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Christine (Sandy McLeod) takes a job selling tickets at a porno theater near Times Square. Instead of distancing herself from the dark and erotic nature of this milieu, she develops an obsession that begins to consume her life. Few films deal honestly with a female sexual pointof-view, controversial and highly personal, VARIETY does just this. Written by Anonymous

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The footage of a Yankees game [0:51] shows Yankees pitcher "49" pitching to Yankees batter "36" while another Yankee steals second base. Behind the plate is catcher "15" from an opposing team (possible the Baltimore Orioles), although the scoreboard shot during the National Anthem depicted a game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. See more »

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a snapshot of a different nyc
29 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i had seen this film when first released in early 85. though the pacing is slow and deliberate i find myself hypnotically fastened to the visuals aided by a good john lurie score.

this is one of the few films i've seen where the long lingering visuals (fulton fish market scene,etc),in its unflattering documentation of a bygone nyc era, actually adds the sense of smell to picture. i could actually taste/smell times square while watching.

there has been enough written about the plot/theme in others comments. though i find it an ambiguous film in that the character of christine's awakening of alternative sexual desires seems to leave her more frustrated than fulfilled.

the pacing reminds me in a good way of wim wenders early b&w dramas.

could someone please inform me though if that British accented woman at the bar is an uncredited gina birch of The Raincoats??

i grew up during that period in manhattan, especially around the sleaze of times square. so i may be simply nostalgic in an odd sense when i watch the film.


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