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New Year's Day -- 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.


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Henry Jaglom (writer)
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21 December 1990 (Netherlands) See more »
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Maggie Wheeler ... Lucy (as Maggie Jakobson)
Gwen Welles ... Annie
Melanie Winter ... Winona

Henry Jaglom ... Drew

David Duchovny ... Billy

Milos Forman ... 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

Tracy Reiner ... Marjorie

Robert Hallak ... Delivery Man
Katherine Wallach ... Delivery Man's Friend
Paul Dark ... Redheaded Man

Adam Guettel ... Young Man
James Hurt ... Winona's Brother
Kristina Loggia ... Stella
Robert Morton ... Stella's Friend
Rodger Parsons ... Annie's Boss

Directed by
Henry Jaglom 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Henry Jaglom  writer

Produced by
Phyllis Curott .... associate producer
Judith Wolinsky .... producer
Cinematography by
Joey Forsyte 
Makeup Department
Angela Nogaro .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Helen Kantor .... assistant director
Art Department
Barbara Flood .... set dresser
Sound Department
John Boyd .... sound re-recording mixer
Patricia Brolsma .... boom operator
Catherine Calderon .... additional sound
Judy Karp .... sound
Sunny Meyer .... additional sound
Laurie Seligman .... boom operator
Paul A. Sharpe .... sound re-recording mixer
Edward F. Suski .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Hanania Baer .... additional photographer
Bonnie Blake .... second assistant camera
Nesya Blue .... additional cinematographer
Richard Boyle .... gaffer
Dan Elsasser .... assistant camera
Chris Fenney .... key grip
Jeff Levy .... gaffer
Charlie Marroquin .... grip
Glenn R. Miller .... electrician
James Rosenthal .... gaffer
Randy Shanofsky .... camera operator
Jim Sofranko .... gaffer
Susan Starr .... first assistant camera
Editorial Department
Michelle Hart .... assistant editor
Ruth Zucker Wald .... associate editor
Other crew
Helen Kantor .... assistant to director
Elicia Laport .... production assistant
Tommy Winston .... production assistant
Patrick Woods .... production assistant

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88 min
Color (Technicolor)
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The "screenplay" for this film famously consisted of one mass, visually daunting flow-chart of ideas circled and connected to each other (in the center of this mass of ideas was written "New Year's Day (Time to Move On)". Typical to Jaglom's style, the actors improvised all the dialogue.See more »
Lazlo:What does a man usually say when he can't perform?See more »
It's a Most Unusual DaySee more »


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Practically had me asleep, 23 January 2014
Author: Zoooma from Oakland, New Jersey

Okay, so maybe it's a little bit cliché to watch this on January 1 but I thought what the heck.

One motivating factor was that it's one of David Duchovny's first roles (he previously has one bit part in Working Girl.) He really was not yet a good actor at this point.

Maggie Wheeler (who played Janice in Friends) was alright but nothing here at all interested me whatsoever. Henry Jaglom's dialog driven excuse for a story is nothing more than vacuous and pretentious psychoanalytical drivel. I'm not sure Jaglom is for me because this bored the crap out of me.

---The Kat Pirate Screener. Arrgh!

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