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Sudden Manhattan (1996)

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Donna witnesses identical murders on the same street on different days. Is this a supernatural conspiracy or is she merely cracking up?

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Donna
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Adam
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Murphy
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Dominga
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Georgie
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Alex
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Ian
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Bearded Man
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Roses Man
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Roses Woman
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Bagel Business Woman
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Waitress
Shirl Bernheim ...
Old Lady #1
Elizabeth Newett ...
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Donna witnesses identical murders on the same street on different days. Is this a supernatural conspiracy or is she merely cracking up? Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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Adam: And she loves me.
DonnaMurphy: [together] She does?
Adam: Well, she likes me an awful lot.
Donna: Yeah, sure, when you're not lying, stealing, and stalking her.
Adam: I have some work to do on myself, I admit that.
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She is not your predictable 'pretty actress'...
21 February 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ive always liked Shelly in the Hal Hartly films, esp TRUST, and here she is no different. Though SM has its off moments, it is basically far more entertaining than half the full-budget crap out there. And to think that she made it herself. Her on-screen persona is more serious than she is: I love her quick retort in the bonus intro, in response to 'where she got the money to make the film' Adrienne turns to the camera, flashes an impish smile, and says: "Investment Bankers!"


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