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Flirt (1995)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  7 August 1996 (USA)
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The same situation is played out in different cities (New York, Berlin and Tokyo). A lover has to choose whether to commit to a partner who is returning home. In each case there are other ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Austin ...
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Walter
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Nurse (as Erica Gimple)
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Michael
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Bartender
Lianna Pai ...
Woman at Phone Booth
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Men's Room Man # (as Harold Perrineau Jr.)
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Emily
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Bill
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Woman at Bar
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Doctor Clint (as Karen Silos)
Hannah Sullivan ...
Trish
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Cab Driver (as Jose Zuniga)
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The same situation is played out in different cities (New York, Berlin and Tokyo). A lover has to choose whether to commit to a partner who is returning home. In each case there are other people involved, an ex-partner and someone else in a "permanent" relationship, what do they choose to do? Written by David Morgans <in2023@wlv.ac.uk>

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Three cities. Three couples. Three bullets. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and nudity | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend:

$21,963 (USA) (9 August 1996)

Gross:

$76,875 (USA) (23 August 1996)
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This started off as a 30 minute short which Hal Hartley shot in New York as he was preparing to make Amateur (1994). He was subsequently handed the money to expand his half hour featurette. See more »

Quotes

Bill: [indicates gun] What are you gonna do with that?
Walter: I'm gonna shoot myself.
Bill: [unloading gun] That's pretty stupid, Walter.
Walter: Yeah, I guess I oughta shoot Margaret, huh?
[Bill pockets the bullets and lays the gun back down.]
Bill: [pours a drink] No, you're not gonna shoot anybody.
Walter: Maybe I oughta shoot you.
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New York's the Best
2 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

Flirt being the fifth Hal Hartley-film I've seen it's also the one I appreciated the least.

You get to follow the same story in different places of the world (NY, Berlin, Tokyo) with different people.

Although the run time wasn't even one and a half hour it felt longer. It must depend on that Berlin and Tokyo didn't really pass my quality control. And that might depend on that the previous Hartley-films I've seen have really been great and that Flirt's NY-episode also was great. It would have worked better as a short film. All by itself. But then seeing almost exactly the same "short story" again only with a twist didn't appeal to me much I discovered later on.

If you like Hartley maybe you should see Flirt all because his trustful actors (Martin Donovan, Elina Löwensohn, Bill Sage, Michael Imperioli), his pretty unique way of making film and of course because of Ned Rifle's music.


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