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Niagara, Niagara (1997)

An outsider and a young woman plagued by Tourette's syndrome meet and together journey to Canada.

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Marcy
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Seth
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Claude
John MacKay ...
Seth's Father
Alan Pottinger ...
Sanitation Lot Cop
Sol Frieder ...
Pawnbroker
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Sally
Andrew L. Phillips ...
Sally's Policeman
Jeffrey Howard ...
Liquor Store Clerk
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Lead High School Punk
Adam Lauricella ...
High School Punk #2 (as Adam T. Lauricella)
Jaime Lynn O'Hara ...
High School Girl
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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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In the toy store, boxes that Marcy has already knocked off the shelves appear back on the shelves later in the scene. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Black Thumb
Written and Performed by Lori Carson
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Interesting if unspectacular movie about a young couple who flee their hometown to go to Canada
28 June 2000 | by (victoria) – See all my reviews

Interesting if unspectacular movie about a young couple who flee their hometown to go to Canada to find a toy that the local store doesn't carry. The roadtrip gets crazy when Marcy, played by Robin Tunney, runs out of her prescription drugs. Some of what follows borders on the unbelievable, however, the evenly paced plot and decent acting make it easy to ignore the imperfections of Niagara, Niagara.


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