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Sunday (1997)

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This film concerns two mysterious characters who meet on a Sunday in Queens. Madeleine the most unsettling creature of that name since "Vertigo" is a middle-aged, moderately successful ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnold Barkus ...
Bahman Soltani ...
Selwyn (as Willis Burks)
Joe Subalowsky (as Joe Sirola)
Henry Hayward ...
Kevin Thigpen ...
Chen Tsun Kit ...
Madeleine Vesey
Ben Vesey
Yeon Joo Kim ...
Suky Vesey
Judy, Madeleine's Friend
Spencer Patterson ...
Johnny O
Scottie Elster
Jimmy Broadway ...


This film concerns two mysterious characters who meet on a Sunday in Queens. Madeleine the most unsettling creature of that name since "Vertigo" is a middle-aged, moderately successful actress. Oliver/Matthew is either a homeless man or a famous film director or both. Madeleine hails him on the street as the latter, launching a bizarre chain of events that includes a conversation in a diner, a very unromantic sexual encounter, the arrival of Madeleine's odd husband and unsuspecting daughter, and a child's birthday party. The film also compassionately tracks the daily rounds of Oliver/Matthew's fellow denizens of the homeless shelter, some of whom will be recognizable to New York audiences. Written by Remy <>

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

22 August 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amantes de domingo  »

Box Office


$450,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,682 (USA) (22 August 1997)


$6,100,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Madeleine Vesey: You can really fall a long way in this country.
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"Continuity" is credited as "Very Little." See more »


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Piraeus' Children
(from Never on Sunday (1960))
Written by Manos Hatzidakis (as Manos Hadjidkis)
Performed by Melina Mercouri
Courtesy of Mesurgia Graecz/Lyra S.A.
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1 May 2004 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

while, watching this movie, it keeps on pleases me when i'm reminded that the director is internationally raised and I'm very familiar with Queens. the story gives you messages in a good, digging way that you agree with and everything the characters say are poignant especially towards the end, and relationships are very real, the asian daughter added to a really great touch to the film. one thing i thought would be really interesting was if, in the end, the movie actually suggests that Oliver really is Matthew the film director. other than that, i didn't quite understand what the shelter guys were talking about most of the time.

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