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Tama Janowitz (based on the stories by)
Tama Janowitz (screenplay)
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Release Date:
March 1989 (USA) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Bernadette Peters ... Eleanor

Chris Sarandon ... Victor Okrent

Mary Beth Hurt ... Ginger Booth
Madeleine Potter ... Daria
Adam Coleman Howard ... Stash

Jsu Garcia ... Marley (as Nick Corri)
Charles McCaughan ... Sherman
John Harkins ... Chuck Dade Dolger

Mercedes Ruehl ... Samantha
Joe Leeway ... Jonny Jalouse

Anna Katarina ... Mooshka
Bruce Peter Young ... Mikell

Michael Schoeffling ... Jan

Steve Buscemi ... Wilfredo
Jonas Abry ... Mickey
Stephen Bastone ... Chauffeur
Denise Beaumont ... Ballerina (as Denise Marie Beaumont)

Mark Boone Junior ... Mitch (as Mark Boone Jr.)
Dianne Brill ... Jagger
Michael Butler ... Performance Artist
Richie Cannata ... Saxophonist
Johann Carlo ... Performance artist
Betty Comden ... Mrs. Wheeler

Anthony Crivello ... Hairdresser
Raye Dowell ... Cheerleader

Christine Dunford ... B (as Christine Mary Dunford)
Stash Franklin ... Graffiti Artist
Kevin John Gee ... Kyoshi
Aaron Goodstone ... Graffiti Artist
Adam Green ... Max

Tammy Grimes ... Georgette
Louis Guss ... Vardig
Rich Hara ... Tetsu

George Harris ... Super
Francine Hunter ... Hairdresser
Paul Jabara ... Derelict

Sakina Jaffrey ... Wilfredo's receptionist
Tama Janowitz ... Abby

Ken Kensei ... Kiochi
Freddy Korner ... Party guest

Anthony LaPaglia ... Henry (as Anthony La Paglia)
Kim Laresse ... Ballerina

Jennifer Lee ... Polly
Philip Lenkowsky ... Fritz
Maura Moynihan ... Mona
Harsh Nayyar ... Dr. Pandiya
Suzanne O'Neill ... Victor's receptionist
Lázaro Pérez ... Bill (as Lazaro Perez)
Dustin Pittman ... Party guest
Paul Potter ... Simon St. Simon
Paige Powell ... Party Guest
Mark Robinson ... Derelict
Stillman Rockefeller ... Man Who Paints

Richard Steinmetz ... Party Guest
Michael David Tanney ... Toddler

Stanley Tucci ... Darryl

Julian Scott Urena ... Vandal (as Fabio Urena)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Harris II ... Super

Charles Pendelton ... Eddie
John D. Bair ... Photographer (uncredited)

Ismail Merchant ... Party Guest (uncredited)

George Nemeh ... Limousine Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
James Ivory 
 
Writing credits
Tama Janowitz (based on the stories by)

Tama Janowitz (screenplay)

Produced by
Vincent Fremont .... associate producer
Gary Hendler .... producer
Fred Hughes .... associate producer
Ismail Merchant .... producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Robbins 
 
Cinematography by
Tony Pierce-Roberts 
 
Film Editing by
Katherine Wenning 
 
Casting by
Howard Feuer 
 
Production Design by
David Gropman 
 
Art Direction by
Karen Schulz Gropman  (as Karen Schulz)
 
Set Decoration by
Carol Nast 
 
Costume Design by
Carol Ramsey 
 
Makeup Department
Ma Kalaadevi Ananda .... makeup designer (as Marilyn Carbone)
McKinley Kirby .... hair stylist: Miss Potter
McKinley Kirby .... makeup designer: Miss Potter
Anthony Sorrentino .... hair stylist
Honey Twigg .... makeup artist: fashion show models
 
Production Management
Mary Kane .... production manager
Donald Rosenfeld .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Hawley .... first assistant director
Timothy J. Lonsdale .... second assistant director (as Timothy Lonsdale)
 
Art Department
Jeff Balsmeyer .... storyboard artist
Scott Buckwald .... art department shopper
Matthew Corey .... art department assistant (as Matt Corey)
Anthony Dunne .... construction coordinator (as Tony Dunne)
Ann Edgeworth .... assistant property master
Stash Franklin .... main title artwork (as Stash Josh Franklin)
Peter Gelfman .... set dresser
Sandy Hamilton .... property master
Brent Haywood .... key set builder
Jennifer Ingram .... set dresser
Patrick Kennedy .... painter: Stash's paintings
Bill Lehne .... key set builder (as William Lehne)
John Ralbovsky .... scenic artist (as John A. Ralbovsky)
Victor J. Zolfo .... key set dresser (as Victor Zalfo)
 
Sound Department
Randall Coleman .... assistant adr editor (as Randy Coleman)
Lee Dichter .... sound re-recording mixer
Keith Gardner .... boom operator
Tom Nelson .... sound recordist
Dan Sable .... sound editor
Lynn Sable .... assistant sound editor
Deborah Wallach .... adr editor
 
Special Effects by
J.C. Brotherhood .... special effects
Steven Kirshoff .... special effects (as Steve Kirshoff)
Matt Vogel .... special effects
 
Stunts
Ren Campbell .... stunt double (as Karen Kennedy)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Aaron Anawalt .... grip
Robert M. Andres .... key grip (as Robert Andres)
Nico Bally .... grip
Robin Brown .... second assistant camera
Joe Buscaglia .... additional first assistant camera
Richard Dobbs .... dolly grip
William Farber .... best boy electric
John McElwain .... best boy grip
Barbara Nitke .... Steadicam operator
Marc Rogers .... gaffer
Jeffery J. Tufano .... first assistant camera (as Jeff Tufano)
Joel David Warren .... still photographer (as Joel Warren)
Scott Williams .... third electrician
 
Casting Department
Judy Claman .... extras casting
Dennis Osborne .... casting associate (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Denise Andres .... wardrobe supervisor
Barbara Hause .... wardrobe supervisor
Varcra Russal .... wardrobe assistant
Mary Sheldon .... costume technician
Stephen Sprouse .... costumes: fashion show
 
Editorial Department
Mark Ginsberg .... color timer
Kate MacDonald .... assistant editor
Andrew Marcus .... associate editor
Kate McDonald Roth .... assistant editor (as Kate McDonald)
Tom San Martin .... negative matcher
Arnold Shuster .... negative matcher
Joe Violante .... dailies advisor (as Joseph Violante)
 
Music Department
Michael Farrow .... music recording engineer: RCA Studio C New York City
Scott Lehrer .... music recording engineer: Passport Recording New York City
Vlad Naslas .... composer: theme
 
Transportation Department
Edward O'Donnell .... driver
 
Other crew
Deborah Bacquel .... production auditor
Fred Buchholz .... performing props
Patricia Anne Doherty .... location manager (as Patty Doherty)
Granville Greene .... production assistant
Carolyn Jacobs .... script supervisor
Margot Lulick .... assistant location manager (as Margo Lulick)
Linda Marshall-Smith .... location assistant
Steve McAuliff .... animal trainer
Cathy Mortensen .... unit publicist
Thomas Reilly .... teamster captain
M. Ross-Michaels .... production auditor (as Ross Michaels)
Andrew Sears .... first assistant accountant
Stephen Sprouse .... clothes: fashion show
Quincy Z. Gunderson .... location assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Ed Koch .... special thanks (as Edward I. Koch Mayor)
Pat Scott .... special thanks (as Patricia Reed Scott)
 

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Runtime:
124 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
Wilfredo's clothing line was designed by New York designer Stephen Sprouse.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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Movie Connections:
Features Holiday (1938)See more »
Soundtrack:
Some Guys Have All the LuckSee more »

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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Bernadette Peters as a Bohemian, 2 September 2012
Author: drednm from United States

This over-long look at New York's art scene in the 1980 is based on a book of short stories by Tama Janowitz. Like the stories, this film has lots of characters and a meandering plot that basically follows Eleanor (Bernadette Peters) through her life of being a New York "slave" (a person who lives with a person who owns the house or has the lease for the apartment), designing weird hats, looking for love, and the endless whirl of parties, art openings, and friends.

Peters lives with an artist named Stash (Adam Coleman Howard)who is self-absorbed and unpleasant. Stash latches onto wealthy Daria (Madeleine Potter) who is a would-be artist but is too wealthy to really care. They run in the same circle as Marley (Jsu Garcia billed as Nick Corri) who paints but who really wants to start a church in Rome. His agent (Mary Beth Hurt) puts him in touch with a wealthy nutjob (John Harkins) who finances all sorts of weird "art" projects such as the guy in Montana who moves mud from one end of the garden to the other.

The plot follows Peters but also exposes the incredible arrogance of art as well as its cyclic trendiness. What is art? Who knows.

Co-stars in the film include Stanley Tucci, Tammy Grimes, Christine Dunford, Tama Janowita (as Abby), Steve Buscemi, Betty Comden, Chris Sarandon, Mercedes Ruehl, Michael Schoeffling, Bruce Peter Young, Louis Guss, Anthony LaPaglia, and Charles McCaughan as Sherman.

There's a brilliant and very funny interlude as three drag queens with a boom box and dressed in skin-tight red gowns parade down the street as the Supremes lip-syncing to "Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart." The sequence is just another look at fun and silliness of performance art.

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