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Nurse (as Erica Gimple)
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Michael
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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)
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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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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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Trivia

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

Emily: I want you to tell me if there's a future for me and you.
Bill: A future, huh?
Emily: Yes.
Bill: How can I answer that?
Emily: Yes or no.
Bill: I can't see the future.
Emily: [annoyed] You don't *need* to see it if you know it's there.
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Version of Flirt (1993) See more »

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Written and performed by The Miss Alans
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A Great Art-House Film with a Wonderful Sense of Life
25 November 2000 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

I really liked this movie, and I enjoy it more and more each time I see it (and it says something that I went out and bought it after one viewing, just so I could watch it again and again). On one level, it's just a lot of fun, very insightful, wittily written and playfully acted by a great cast. On another level, it's also quite poetic, obviously made with a lot of love, and structurally speaking, an incredibly well-executed work of art- perhaps too artsy for some people. I would have to say that Hal Hartley is my favourite film maker, indie or not, and of his movies, this is probably one of the best and most accessible. He'll probably never be mainstream, but that's not a bad thing- it's partially the individuality of his work that makes it so unique, so honest, and so damn good. FLIRT is a fine, fine example.


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