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Release Date:
14 November 1997 (USA) See more »
It's autumn in New York. Sam has broken up with his girlfriend and his father has recently died. World-weary and sloppy drunk... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Larry Fessenden ... Sam
Meredith Snaider ... Anna
Aaron Beall ... Nick
Patricia Coleman ... Rae
Heather Woodbury ... Liza
Jesse Hartman ... Lenny
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Bandit ... Norman in Bridgehampton
Cain Berlinger ... Carrot Man

Michael Buscemi ... Liza's Friend Dave
Dale Cameron ... Sandy in Bridgehampton
Jack Dingas ... Harry at the Party
Hart Fessenden ... Sam's Dad
Michael Angelo Garcia ... Accident Witness
Whitney Alexandra McGann ... Kid in Bridgehampton
Marcos Antonio Miranda ... Segundo
Marcus A. Miranda ... Segundo

John Mondin ... Guy at Festival
Rebecca Moore ... Liza's Friend Susan
Becque Olson ... Business Woman (as Beque Olson)

Kelly Reichardt ... Partygirl on Phone
Herb Rogers ... Slimma
Eric Vesbit ... Halloween Delivery Man
Lon Waterford ... Mr. Lyons
Helene Weintraub ... Liza's Nosy Neighbor

Directed by
Larry Fessenden 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Larry Fessenden 

Produced by
Susan A. Stover .... associate producer
Dayton Taylor .... producer
Original Music by
Geoffrey Kidde 
Cinematography by
Frank G. DeMarco 
Film Editing by
Larry Fessenden 
Art Direction by
John Arlotto 
Costume Design by
Loren Bevans 
Production Management
Stéphane Mitchell .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dayton Taylor .... assistant director
Sound Department
Bill Chesley .... additional sound designer
Bill Chesley .... sound mixer
Larry Fessenden .... sound editor
Ted Gannon .... additional sound mixer
Dayton Taylor .... location sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Whitney Blake .... still photographer
Eric Ogden .... electrician
Eric Ogden .... grip
Jay Silver .... assistant camera
Casting Department
Stéphane Mitchell .... extras casting
Editorial Department
Dave Pultz .... color timer (as David Pultz)
Other crew
Roger Kass .... legal services
Ted Skillman .... wolf wrangler
Beck Underwood .... special thanks

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112 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Continuity: In Sam's last meeting with Nick at Sam's apartment, Sam's hair changes between shots.See more »
Anna:You're very compulsive.
Sam:Actually, I'm committing suicide on the installment plan.
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Referenced in Cinéma 21: Larry Fessenden (2010)See more »


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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Most compelling film in years, 17 September 2001
Author: Carolyn (beachplum) from East Hampton, New York

I can't hope to match the eloquence of the other commentors, but to try: The is the best, most compelling film I have seen in years. In fact, it is the only film I've seen in years which I feel deserves the effort of comment. And to think I almost missed it -- I inherited it when a friend closed his video store.

I lived downtown in NYC for 20 years where I had my own bouts with obsession and addiction, have spent time hopelessly ill on the LIE, now live in East Hampton where I have enjoyed the "hypocrisy" of Thanksgiving at a table full of friends and neighbors and have occasionally flung myself into a freezing ocean. I can safely say that this incredibly talented filmmaker and his fellow artists have captured it all beyond words -- which is I guess what film is supposed to be all about. The female lead is beyond exceptional.

On Saturday I asked a film producer neighbor to check out this movie and tell me why these people aren't famous.

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