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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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1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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

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Love can't be controlled.

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Drama | Romance

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

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Ниагара, Ниагара  »

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Box Office

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

Gross:

$168,462 (USA) (10 April 1998)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

In the toy store, boxes that Marcy has already knocked off the shelves appear back on the shelves later in the scene. See more »

Connections

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

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Truckstop Coffee
Written by Henry Thomas
Performed by The Blue Heelers
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Intelligently bizarre!
7 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Henry Thomas, and Robin Tunny, are a couple of the most underrated performers in the business. It's beyond me as to why they haven't received more recognition than they have. This movie is a perfect example of how boundless their abilities are.

Acting out the lives of folks who could be referred to as a bit odd seems to be their speciality, and if these characters ain't odd, I'm at a loss to find anyone who is.

The story is funny, romantic, dramatic, complicated, and tragic. I hated the ending, but if I hadn't, I wouldn't have loved the story as a whole. So there ya go.


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