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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

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

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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22 August 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amantes de domingo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$450,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$6,100,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Oliver: No work, no hope for work, like every day's Sunday.
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Crazy Credits

"Continuity" is credited as "Very Little." See more »

Connections

Featured in In the Shadow of Hollywood (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Spargi d'amore
(from 'Lucia di Lammermoor")
Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Salvatore Cammarano (uncredited)
Performed by Maria Callas & The Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
Conducted by Tullio Serafin
Courtesy of EMI Classics/Phonographic Performance, Ltd.
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Melancholy, beautiful film about the souls of a man and woman in desperate need...
3 September 2000 | by (Santa Monica, CA) – See all my reviews

What a risky, amazing film! One could call it small, but only in its focus on "ordinary" needy people. In its theme and treatment it has a humaness and innovation that most so-called "big" movies totally lack. A man,Oliver, who has lost his job, family, middle-class status, is living in a homeless shelter with truly down-and-outers. It's Sunday in New York, Queens. On the street a has-been actress mistakes him for a director she once knew. He plays along...The viewer gets to know these sad people inside-out as they begin a relationship. The city itself and its derelicts are intercut into the continuity, becoming significant "characters" in themselves. The musical score is rich and fitting, international and enhancing. Jonathan Nossiter, the director, deserves more accolades than he probably received. See this film!!!


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