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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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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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Shirl Bernheim ...
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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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A female Rob Reiner
9 December 2012 | by (naples, florida) – See all my reviews

This movie was a little slow in getting to used to, very funny, but spaced zany humor, but by the time it got to the last scene with The Bearded Man in his apartment, I was falling on the floor. A serial killer of 28 people and a large Great Dane, not a cute little dog, The Bearded Man scenes are worthy of any young or early Reiner-Allen-Brooks (Mel or Albert) effort I've seen. Never to be confused with an academy award level film, it nonetheless is definitely worth a watch, and Adrienne Shelley as the actress/writer/director hits a home run and not just a triple. One of my favorite exchanges in the film is her boyfriend coming across her in disguise, as she is across the street from where she has witness two murders. "What are you doing here?" he asks. "I'm investigating," she replies. "Shouldn't you leave that to the police?" he responds. "This is New York City, Adam; you know we don't have any real police." A very well written effort by a true comedic talent.


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