IMDb > Metropolitan (1990)
Metropolitan
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Metropolitan (1990) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 9 | slideshow) Videos
Metropolitan -- Theatrical trailer for Whit Stillman's METROPOLITAN

Overview

User Rating:
7.4/10   6,650 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 44% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writer:
Whit Stillman (written by)
Contact:
View company contact information for Metropolitan on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
3 August 1990 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Finally... A film about the downwardly mobile.
Plot:
A group of young upper-class Manhattanites are blithely passing through the gala debutante season, when an unusual outsider joins them and stirs them up. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 7 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Brilliant Talkfest See more (51 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Carolyn Farina ... Audrey Rouget
Edward Clements ... Tom Townsend

Chris Eigeman ... Nick Smith (as Christopher Eigeman)

Taylor Nichols ... Charlie Black
Allison Parisi ... Jane Clarke

Dylan Hundley ... Sally Fowler
Isabel Gillies ... Cynthia McLean
Bryan Leder ... Fred Neff

Will Kempe ... Rick Von Sloneker
Ellia Thompson ... Serena Slocum (as Elizabeth Thompson)
Stephen Uys ... Victor Lemley
Roger W. Kirby ... Man at Bar
Alice Connorton ... Mrs. Townsend
Linda Gillies ... Mrs. Rouget
John Lynch ... Allen Green (as John Lynch)

Donal Lardner Ward ... North Greenwich Preppie
Thomas R. Voth ... Cab Driver (as Tom Voth)
Caroline Bennett ... Sabina - Texas Deb
Francis Creighton ... Cadet Frawley
Joel S. Schreiber ... A.T. Harris Salesman
Catherine Atzen ... Catherine Atzen Clinician
J. Harden Rose ... TV Voice of Debutante Ball (voice)
Victoria Chickering ... SFRP Friend (Early-nighter)
Blayne Perry ... SFRP Friend (Early-nighter)
Kevin Schack ... SFRP Friend (Early-nighter)
Tina Thornton ... SFRP Friend (Early-nighter)
Hank Poley ... SFRP Friend (Early-nighter)
Andrew Lyle ... SFRP Friend (Early-nighter)

Directed by
Whit Stillman 
 
Writing credits
Whit Stillman (written by)

Produced by
Brian Greenbaum .... line producer
Whit Stillman .... producer
Peter Wentworth .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Tom Judson 
Mark Suozzo 
 
Cinematography by
John Thomas 
 
Film Editing by
Christopher Tellefsen 
 
Costume Design by
Mary Jane Fort 
 
Makeup Department
Susan Dexter .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Larry Eudene .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Antonio L. Arroyo .... sound (as Antonio Arroyo)
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Tom Foligno .... sound editor
Jay Kessel .... sound editor
George A. Lara .... foley mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John DeSimone .... best boy
Joe Foley .... key grip
William MacGhee .... gaffer
William J. McDevitt .... key grip
 
Editorial Department
Jacqueline Delibes .... assistant editor
Lauren Waldron .... apprentice editor
Dave Pultz .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Sanford Allen .... musician: violin
Art Baron .... musician: trombone (as Arthur Baron)
John Beal .... musician: bass
Louis Cortelezzi .... musician: reeds (as Louis J. Cortelezzi)
Steven Danenberg .... music copyist
Jock Davis .... composer: additional music
Larry Etkin .... musician: trumpet (as Laurence Etkin)
Laurie A. Frink .... musician: trumpet
Julie Green .... musician: cello
Billy Johns .... composer: additional music
Bob Malach .... musician: reeds
Butch Miles .... musician: drums
Josh Rosenblum .... conductor (as Joshua Rosenblum)
Derek Smith .... musician: piano
Mark Suozzo .... conductor
Christopher Tellefsen .... music editor
Joe B. Warner .... composer: additional music
Ronald Zito .... musician: drums
 
Other crew
Diane Lanthrop .... cha-cha coordinator
Scott Peterson .... script supervisor
Pam Shaw .... titles design
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
98 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Clements, who played Tom Townsend, only acted in one more movie. He became a born-again Christian after the film and is now a pastor in Toronto.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Mrs. Rouget:You can't listen to what your younger brother has to say. I can't think of anyone less an authority of female anatomy.
Audrey Rouget:He can see... It's hideous.
Mrs. Rouget:No, it isn't. You're being very subjective. You know, there was a survey of girls your age some years ago and nearly all of them were convinced that either their behinds, or their noses, were grotesquely oversized. And there was no apparent correlation between this conviction and their actual size.
Audrey Rouget:Really? They did a survey of that?
Mrs. Rouget:Yes. Why don't you show me the dress again?
See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Cinefile: Made in the USA (1993) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Tell MeSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
29 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant Talkfest, 26 December 1998

I saw "Metropolitan" a couple of months ago, was fairly impressed with it on its own talky, cerebral terms, and took it back to the video store. Since then, it's grown on me to the point where I have to place its script up there with the best of Chekhov and "The Big Chill." Concerning the Manhattan prep and deb season of some unspecified year past, "Metropolitan" transports your mind into a social order that exists just beyond our consciousness: where young socialites discuss Fourier without conviction, Jane Austen without having read her work, and love without never having really been in it. It's sweet, smart and touching all at the same time. The characters are flawed and doomed -- though, as one character notes, not doomed to failure, but just doomed to a normal, boring lifestyle -- and we can't help but love them for it. Go to Blockbuster and rent it tonight; if you can't find it there, go to Amazon, order it, and allow 1-2 weeks for delivery. It's that good. This was Whit Stillman's first of three similarly themed films; the second, "Barcelona," is subpar, but "The Last Days of Disco" closes the trilogy with a delicious return to form.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (51 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Metropolitan (1990)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Metropolitan in real life. Nostalgia. Katelyn_A
Was I the only one for Charlie? patmss
Does Nick die?? spb_x99
Carolyn Farina in New Stillman Movie mistermycroft
hour-long video interview with Whit Stillman (2013) pm85
Rick von Sloneker in real life? jland
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Beaches The Age of Innocence The Notebook Maid in Manhattan Mean Girls
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Comedy section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.