When aging, unsuccessful Greenwich Village writer Harry Levine is fired from his job as restaurant doorman, he calls on friend and mentor Jake, ostensibly to collect a long-standing debt. Harry takes the opportunity to solicits his opinion on his latest manuscript, a work of semi-fiction based on their longtime friendship. Although he initially denies having read it, Jake later attacks it on aesthetic grounds, and deep-seated feelings of betrayal and jealousy surface, resulting in a traumatic confrontation. Written by
There's a fine line between friendship and betrayal.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for language
Did You Know?
starred in the 1992 Broadway stage production of "Chinese Coffee". See more
Around 25 minutes into the film, Harry opens a large jar of pennies by unscrewing the lid and placing it onto the table. The lid then mysteriously reappears on the jar seconds later. See more
Composed and Conducted by Howard Shore
South Fifth Avenue Publishing (ASCAP) (c) 1998 See more