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New Year's Day (1989)

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A man returns to his sublet apartment to find the previous tenants, three offbeat young women, still in residence, under the mistaken belief that they have the apartment until the end of ... See full summary »

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Lucy (as Maggie Jakobson)
Gwen Welles ...
Annie
Melanie Winter ...
Winona
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Drew
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Billy
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Lazlo
Michael Emil ...
Dr. Stadthagen
Donna Germain ...
Dr. Stadthagen's Friend
Harvey Miller ...
Lucy's Father
Irene Moore ...
Lucy's Mother
James E. dePriest ...
Lucy's Shrink
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Marjorie
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Delivery Man
Katherine Wallach ...
Delivery Man's Friend
Paul Dark ...
Redheaded Man
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A man returns to his sublet apartment to find the previous tenants, three offbeat young women, still in residence, under the mistaken belief that they have the apartment until the end of New Year's Day. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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21 December 1990 (Netherlands)  »

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The final film in a trilogy of autobiographical films directed by Henry Jaglom. The first was Always (1985) and the second was Someone to Love (1987). See more »

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Lazlo: What does a man usually say when he can't perform?
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The end credits play over the character of Drew watching the videotape of Lucy playing with the dolphins. Note: A copy of Jaglom's mentor Orson Welles' biography is clearly visible. See more »

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Featured in Who Is Henry Jaglom? (1997) See more »

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It's a Most Unusual Day
Performed by Doris Day
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For the diehard David Duchovny fan only
20 October 1998 | by See all my reviews

Face it. There's a four word explanation for why you *might* want to see this film. "David Duchovny as Billy". Unless this kind of self-infatuated dialogue-driven "action" is your bag. Maggie Wheeler, as Lucy, actually turns in a fine performance as well, but I have to tell Jaglom the same thing I'd tell Tarantino: "Quit putting yourself in your own films. It makes you look pathetic." And whether or not he's acting, Jaglom doesn't have Tarantino's sense to play an *interesting* character once he's in his own movie. He has to play the same annoying know-it-all, fish out of water. Now, back to David Duchovny. He plays a sex-addicted playboy, Lucy's boyfriend. Be kind, it's his first film, and strange to see him so young. But there's no denying who that wonderful voice belongs to. Oh, and halfway through, he pulls a full-frontal scene in the hall, right before he's kicked unceremoniously (and naked) out of the apartment. Watch this right before you watch the X-Files or another Duchovny film like "The Rapture", "Kalifornia" or "X-Files: Fight the Future." It's nice to see the progress he made as an actor. Even with this first performance, it's easy to see that Duchovny is an heir to the Buster Keaton throne of underacting.


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