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Sunday (1997)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 22 August 1997 (USA)
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 <rholzer@ammi.org>

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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Oliver: No work, no hope for work, like every day's Sunday.
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Jerome Williams for "daily good cheer" Catherine Ramsey as "best girl" David Lerner (III) for "somewhat stills" See more »


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An original indie drama.
8 January 2007 | by (Serbia) – See all my reviews

One of the most unique films I've seen in years. An indie film with a meticulously well thought-out story, full of clever twists and surprises; not a comedy but an offbeat drama with some amusing moments. Excellently conceived and directed, with Lisa Harrow as the standout (great body, too). The only minus is the amateurish overacting provided by Richard Harris's little boy, Jarred. I have no idea how this talentless, nepotist, unsympathetic nerd manages to get his face into so many interesting movies.

Unfortunately, indie films have already had their heyday in the 90s, and are by now (2006) as good as dead. Today, nearly every indie film has to have a PC message, and is made by a talentless moron.

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