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Slaves of New York (1989)

R | | Drama | March 1989 (USA)
Eleanor lives with the artist Stash. Just like his artist friends, he is completely unknown but is waiting for the big break. Stash is mean to her and finally she leaves him. Ironically, ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Victor Okrent
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Ginger Booth
Madeleine Potter ...
Daria
Adam Coleman Howard ...
Stash
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Marley (as Nick Corri)
Charles McCaughan ...
Sherman
John Harkins ...
Chuck Dade Dolger
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Samantha
Joe Leeway ...
Jonny Jalouse
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Mooshka
Bruce Peter Young ...
Mikell
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Jan
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Wilfredo
Jonas Abry ...
Mickey
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Eleanor lives with the artist Stash. Just like his artist friends, he is completely unknown but is waiting for the big break. Stash is mean to her and finally she leaves him. Ironically, she gets her big break - as a hat designer. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Esclaves de New York  »

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$463,972 (USA)
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Trivia

The film Eleanor and Abby are watching while getting their haircuts is Holiday (1938). See more »

Quotes

Eleanor: What happened? Where were you?
Stash: Daria was helping me at the studio and I walked her home and took her dog for a walk and it was attacked by a cheetah.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Amit It
Written by Arto Lindsay, Peter Scherer
Performed by Ambitious Lovers
Produced by Peter Scherer
Published by Virgin Music Inc. (ASCAP)
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It's all true
16 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I saw this movie, I thought it was surreal. Then I moved to New York and realized that it was just being honest. The movie takes place against the colorful (sometimes to a ridiculous extent) new york artist scene. I never read the book, so I don't really know (or care) if the movie was true to it or not, but I thought that all the characters were well developed and gave some hilarious performances. The plot flowed seamlessly and by the end you know that, despite the fact that little of what you saw made much sense, there is some strange order to the world and that it's all good. I find myself recommending this movie to all my friends as I would recommend it to anyone interested in New York, art, or the simultaneous crappiness and lovableness of humanity.


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