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Niagara, Niagara (1997)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  20 March 1998 (USA)
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An outsider and a young woman plagued by Tourette's syndrome meet and together journey to Canada.

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Claude
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Sanitation Lot Cop
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Sally
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Adam Lauricella ...
High School Punk #2 (as Adam T. Lauricella)
Jaime Lynn O'Hara ...
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Doug
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"Niagra, Niagra" begins quietly in a drugstore in Poughkeepsie, where Marcie, the film's disarming heroine, likes to shoplift. She literally crashes into Seth, a quiet outsider, also on a shoplifting spree. Marcie invites Seth to accompany her to Canada to find a black hairstyling head. They set off in Seth's beat-up station wagon, destined for a toy store in Toronto. While on the road, Marcie confides to Seth that she has Tourette's syndrome, necessitating a series of detours to liquor stories and pharmacies along the roads of upstate New York. Written by Anonymous

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Love can't be controlled.

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Rated R for violence, sexuality, substance abuse and strong language | See all certifications »
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$40,224 (USA) (27 March 1998)

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$168,462 (USA) (10 April 1998)
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Both Kate Winslet and 'Juliette Lewis' turned down the role of Marcy. See more »

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Truckstop Coffee
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Performed by The Blue Heelers
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28 July 2000 | by (York, England) – See all my reviews

This movie is truly worth seeing - Robin Tunney excels and Henry Thomas proves that he's one of those rarities, the child 'actor' who grows up to become a real actor. The characters are perfectly drawn, and in the wrong hands because of their depth, they could have been unconvincing - but all the actors are simply astounding. The cast of this movie has to rank up there with that of "Girl, Interrupted" (both movies coincidentally star the brilliant Clea Duvall). The score and music selections fit perfectly, and there is plenty of action to prevent the movie becoming just a character study. If you want the story, you won't find it in this review, but I will say that the climax will haunt you for a long time.


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