7.1/10
1,397
27 user 15 critic

Niagara, Niagara (1997)

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

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Cherish (2002)
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After a martini-induced rampage, a fantasy-prone young woman is placed under house arrest.

Director: Finn Taylor
Stars: Robin Tunney, Tim Blake Nelson, Brad Hunt
Julian Po (1997)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Christian Slater is a stranger who comes to a small town. The local citizens think he's up to no good. After bothering him for a while, he blurts out his reason for moving in frustration.

Director: Alan Wade
Stars: Christian Slater, Robin Tunney, Michael Parks
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An ex-con, his daughter and her two friends plan the elaborate heist of a nickel mine in Northern Ontario.

Director: Donald Shebib
Stars: Michael Parks, Bonnie Bedelia, Chuck Shamata
Arizona Heat (1988)
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A tough Arizona cop is teamed with a lesbian cop to catch a serial killer who is murdering police officers.

Director: John G. Thomas
Stars: Michael Parks, Denise Crosby, Hugh Farrington
The Idol (1966)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Marco, a young, arrogant art student, is friendly with Timothy, a medical student, and Sarah, his girl friend. Timothy is dominated by his beautiful mother, Carol, who is divorcing her ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Petrie
Stars: Jennifer Jones, Michael Parks, John Leyton
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Duke is a mechanic who deals in stolen auto parts. His business is next to a bordello where he maintains several friendships. Several twists lead Duke to take on the establishment and aid the local Hispanic farmworkers.

Director: James Polakof
Stars: Michael Parks, Scott Jacoby, Linda Cristal
Prime Suspect (1989)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Bruce Kimmel
Stars: Don Blakely, Tom Bresnahan, Ann Dane
Runaway (2005)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Michael Adler has run away from his suburban home with his little brother Dylan. Hiding out in a quiet, rural town, Michael's convinced he can make a better life for both of them. While ... See full summary »

Director: Tim McCann
Stars: Aaron Stanford, Robin Tunney, Peter Gerety
Matewan (1987)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company.

Director: John Sayles
Stars: Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell
Over the Line (1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Having had a one night stand with an obsessive prison inmate, the college professor teaching his prison literary soon lives the nightmare of her decision.

Directors: Ovidio G. Assonitis, Robert Barrett
Stars: Tomas Arana, Clyde J. Barrett, Della Berlanga
Open Window (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.

Director: Mia Goldman
Stars: Robin Tunney, Joel Edgerton, Cybill Shepherd
Sidewinder 1 (1977)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Earl Bellamy
Stars: Marjoe Gortner, Michael Parks, Susan Howard
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Marcy
...
Seth
...
...
Claude
John MacKay ...
Seth's Father
Alan Pottinger ...
Sanitation Lot Cop
Sol Frieder ...
Pawnbroker
...
Sally
Andrew L. Phillips ...
Sally's Policeman
Jeffrey Howard ...
Liquor Store Clerk
...
Lead High School Punk
Adam Lauricella ...
High School Punk #2 (as Adam T. Lauricella)
Jaime Lynn O'Hara ...
High School Girl
...
Doug
...
Edit

Storyline

"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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Love can't be controlled.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality, substance abuse and strong language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

20 March 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ниагара, Ниагара  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$40,224 (USA) (27 March 1998)

Gross:

$168,462 (USA) (10 April 1998)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Both Kate Winslet and 'Juliette Lewis' turned down the role of Marcy. See more »

Goofs

The so-called Toronto Galleria is actually the Poughkeepsie Galleria in New York state's Hudson Valley. See more »

Connections

References Charlie's Angels (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Odysseus Now
Written by Michael Hoban, Christopher Forgarty
Performed by Katie Belle & The Belle Rangers
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Shockingly Touching
16 June 2003 | by (Santa Monica) – See all my reviews

Like many others, I watched this movie on one of the indie movie channels on TV, mainly intrigued by the opening sequence (the shots of the characters shoplifting reminded me of the Breakfast Club for some reason--I think it was the trenchcoat and hi-tops) and unusual description. I didn't go into it with very high expectations, I guess because it was hard for me to get past "The Craft" in my mind. But I was truly shocked, and touched, by this film.

At first, the two characters seemed so strange, it was like they were trying TOO hard to be bizarre. But as the film progressed, their behavior took a backseat to the story that emerged--simply that of a star-crossed love, and the difficulty of being different in a society that has no place for you.

In a story that seems most familiar, the two go from one locale to another, seeking medicine, and comfort, but are turned away. The only friendly face they find is a self-ostracized woodsman, a self-confessed chicken lover. Just see it and you'll understand.

There were a couple of Harold and Maude references, including the final scene over Niagara Falls. It was just so powerful, the tension building to a moment you knew would be devastating...but it's almost impossible to accept how devastating it becomes. Left my crying for a good fifteen minutes. But it wasn't all sad. Marcy's disorder provides intentional comic relief at times, proving that sometimes laughing at the situation you're in is the only way to keep from going mad.

I will rent and watch again.


12 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?