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New Year's Day -- In this comic exploration of modern relationships, Henry Jaglom plays Drew, a frazzled, recently divorced Californian who moves to New York on New Year's Eve.
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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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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Did You Know?

To Jaglom's surprise, this film was the official American selection at the Venice Film Festival in 1990, and this was the basis of Jaglom's film Venice/Venice. Jaglom went to film that movie in Venice while there to promote this film.See more »
Lazlo:What does a man usually say when he can't perform?See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Who Is Henry Jaglom? (1997)See more »
It's a Most Unusual DaySee more »


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10 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
For the diehard David Duchovny fan only, 20 October 1998
Author: Xenossia

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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