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Blue in the Face (1995)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  13 October 1995 (USA)
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Wayne Wang's follow-up movie to Smoke presents a series of improvisational situations strung together to form a pastiche of Brooklyn's diverse ethnicity, offbeat humor, and essential humanity. Many of the same characters inhabiting Auggie Wren's Brooklyn Cigar Store in Smoke return here to expound on their philosophy of smoking, relationships, baseball, New York, and Belgian Waffles. Most of all, this is a movie about living life, off-the-cuff. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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First there was "Smoke." Now there's fire. Auggie and his friends are back with more out-of-this-world tales. See more »

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Rated R for language and a scene of nudity | See all certifications »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,275,999 (USA)
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The scene with Keith David as Jackie Robinson was based on a dream that Miramax chairman Harvey Weinstein had. See more »

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Dot bolts the store door to talk with Auggie, then leaves without unlocking it. See more »

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Tommy: I don't eat shit. It's against my religion.
Pete: What religion is that?
Tommy: The religion of sanity, Peter. You should try it some time.
Pete: I did, but I was excommunicated.
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References Coffee and Cigarettes (1986) See more »

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Yemaya
Performed by Celia Cruz
Written by Lino Frias
Published by Hall of Fame Music Co. (BMI)
Celia Cruz appears courtesy of Seeco Records
by arrangement with Timeless Entertainment Corp.
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Beautiful little movie
15 December 2002 | by (Amsterdam, Holland) – See all my reviews

And then to wonder that this movie was never meant to be made!!Thank god for Wayne Wang that after shooting Smoke(which does not even come close to this little gem)he had some more footage to show to us.The leading performance by Harvey Keitel is outstanding,this man can really act! I already was convinced though after seeing Mean Streets,Taxi Driver,Reservoir Dogs,Pulp Fiction,Bad Lieutenant etc. The other performances aren't bad either.And then the (guest)actors.Names like Madonna,Roseanne,Michael J. Fox,Mira Sorvino and Lou Reed have small parts in this movie.Especially Madonna and Michael J. Fox are very funny.Another great part of the movie are the statistics of Brooklyn(Belgian Waffles?!).

Although this movie is always seen as an add-on for Smoke I think that Blue in the Face is far superior to it's older brother and that movie should be more in the spotlights. 10/10


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