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Lulu on the Bridge -- This film is about a famous jazz saxophonist, Izzy (Harvey Keitel) who's life is forever changed after he is accidently shot.


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Writer (WGA):
Paul Auster (written by)
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Release Date:
14 August 1998 (Norway) See more »
Is she real? ..or did he make her up?
A famous jazz saxophonist whose life is forever changed after he is accidentally shot. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Harvey Keitel ... Izzy Maurer

Richard Edson ... Dave Reilly
Don Byron ... Tyrone Lord

Kevin Corrigan ... Man With Gun

Mira Sorvino ... Celia Burns

Victor Argo ... Pierre

Peggy Gormley ... Dr. Fisher

Harold Perrineau ... Bobby Perez

Gina Gershon ... Hannah

Sophie Auster ... Sonia Kleinman

Vanessa Redgrave ... Catherine Moore

Mandy Patinkin ... Philip Kleinman
Greg Johnson ... Stanley Mar

David Byrne ... 'Laughing Man' Escort
Holly Buczek ... Dying Girl

Lou Reed ... Not Lou Reed

Tom Gilroy ... Restaurant Man #1
Paul Lazar ... Restaurant Man #2

Michael Cerveris ... Restaurant Man #3

Slava Schoot ... Russian Thug
Henry Yuk ... Chinese Thug

Fred Norris ... German Thug

Willem Dafoe ... Dr. Van Horn

Brian McGuinness ... Pursuer #1
Neil Donovan ... Pursuer #2

Socorro Santiago ... Paramedic #1

O.L. Duke ... Paramedic #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dana Lyn Baron ... Nancy (scenes deleted)

Cara Buono ... Molly (DVD deleted scene) (uncredited)
Bryan Carrott ... Musician (uncredited)

Stockard Channing ... Celia's Agent (voice) (uncredited)

Giancarlo Esposito ... Black (DVD deleted scene) (uncredited)

Jared Harris ... Alvin Shine (DVD deleted scene) (uncredited)

Karen Sillas ... Candy (DVD deleted scene) (uncredited)

Josef Sommer ... Peter Shine (DVD deleted scene) (uncredited)

Nick Stellate ... Bartender (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Auster 
Writing credits
Paul Auster (written by)

Produced by
Jane Barclay .... executive producer
Melissa Chesman .... associate producer
Ira Deutchman .... executive producer
Sharon Harel .... executive producer
Greg Johnson .... producer
Amy J. Kaufman .... producer
Peter Newman .... producer
Original Music by
John Lurie 
Graeme Revell 
Cinematography by
Alik Sakharov 
Film Editing by
Tim Squyres 
Casting by
Ann Goulder 
Heidi Levitt 
Production Design by
Kalina Ivanov 
Art Direction by
Ed Check 
Costume Design by
Adelle Lutz 
Makeup Department
Leslie Fuller .... makeup department head
Production Management
Yael Melamede .... post-production supervisor
Jennifer Roth .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeffrey T. Bernstein .... second assistant director
Joan G. Bostwick .... second second assistant director
Bailey Marks .... trainee assistant director
Robert E. Warren .... first assistant director
Art Department
James Bono .... assistant property master
Roburta Burroughs .... art department intern
Lauren Doner .... scenic artist
Janene Higgins .... graphic designer
Wayne T. Leonard .... props assistant
Jeff Mazzola .... property master
Nicole Stiegelbauer .... scenic shop person (as nicole Stiegelbauer)
Sound Department
Michael Barosky .... sound
Benjamin Cheah .... foley supervisor
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Lewis Goldstein .... sound effects editor
Sean Huff .... assistant sound editor
Hal Levinsohn .... adr editor
Eddie Quinn .... boom operator: Dublin
Will Ralston .... foley editor (as Jennifer Ralston)
Nicholas Renbeck .... dialogue editor
Reilly Steele .... re-recording mixer
Philip Stockton .... supervising sound editor
Brian Williams .... sound designer
Jerry Yuen .... utility sound
Special Effects by
Paul Camarro .... on set dresser
Peter Kunz .... special effects
Bill Traynor .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Fritz Archer .... digital effects editor
Jennifer Basnyat .... title designer
Scott Dougherty .... digital effects producer: Cinesite
Tanya Doyle .... Visual Effects Production Assistant
Michael Eringis .... digital effects artist
Michael Feder .... digital effects coordinator
Jesse Hollander .... digital effects artist
Mitch Kopelman .... digital effects supervisor
Vincent Lavares .... technical assistant supervisor: Cinesite
Christopher Scollard .... digital effects producer
John Siczewicz .... senior digital artist: Blue Sky Studios
Tim Speltz .... technical assistant
Leon Xiao .... chief systems administrator
Tiffany Smith .... visual effects production coordinator: Cinesite (uncredited)
Joe Condren .... stunts
Tony Condren .... stunt safety (as Anthony Condren)
Camera and Electrical Department
Gregory Steven Abbott .... grip
Alan Butler .... focus puller
Darryl Byrne .... clapper loader dailies
Brian Carmichael .... video operator
Andy Day .... gaffer
Brant S. Fagan .... Steadicam operator
Michael Fradianni .... generator operator
Abbot Genser .... still photographer
David Grennan .... clapper loader
Lukasz Jogalla .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jamie A. Marlowe .... assistant camera
Rick Marroquin .... dolly grip
James McMillan .... key grip
Rick Raphael .... Steadicam operator
Patrick Redmond .... still photographer: Dublin
Gerard Sava .... assistant camera
Casting Department
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting
Rebecca L. Murray .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mark Burchard .... wardrobe supervisor
Tim McKelvey .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Tom Cross .... second assistant editor
Susan Littenberg .... first assistant editor
Shelby Siegel .... apprentice editor
Patricia Sztaba .... negative matcher
Stan Sztaba .... negative matcher
Shelly Westerman .... apprentice editor
Charles Herzfeld .... film lab coordinator (uncredited)
Location Management
Damon Michael Gordon .... location scout
Lauri Pitkus .... location manager
Carla Raij .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Susan Jacobs .... music supervisor
Ashley Revell .... music editor
Brian Williams .... music designer
Other crew
Naoise Barry .... co-location manager: Ireland
Suzo Barzman .... assistant: Ms. Sorvino
Andrea F. Cannistraci .... legal services
Larry Donahue .... chef
Lori Keith Douglas .... production coordinator
Betsy Friedman .... production assistant
Steve Kornacki .... assistant production coordinator
Jesse Nye .... production assistant
Peggy Robinson .... production assistant
Eric Yellin .... key production assistant
Ante Novakovic .... assistant: Harvey Keitel (uncredited)
Denis O'Sullivan .... assistant: Harvey Keitel (uncredited)
Juliette Binoche .... thanks

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Rated PG-13 for some violence, brief strong language and sensuality
103 min | Argentina:112 min
Color (Technicolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Quentin Tarantino travelled with Mira Sorvino for the Dublin part of the shoot.See more »
Continuity: When Izzy is at Celia's apartment for the first time and closes the curtains to make it dark, there is a lot of light coming in even with the curtains closed. When they turn the lights off, the room is very dark.See more »
Hannah:You still don't know who I am, do you? After all these years, you still don't have a clue.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in I Dreamt Under the Water (2008)See more »


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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
It is only at the film's end that the discerning viewer understands what has really transpired., 9 November 2005
Author: wfrost from United States

Like many of New York City waitresses, Celia Burns is an aspiring actress. Izzy Maurer, a jazz saxophonist recovering from a gunshot wound, contacts her after finding her name along with a stone having magical properties, one of which propels them into a love affair. Through her talent, and friends of Izzy's ex-wife, Celia is able to land the part of Lulu, one which most actresses could only dream of. Izzy is held captive and Celia chased by a mysterious man claiming to have a doctorate in anthropology who wants the magical stone. It is only at the film's end that the discerning viewer understands what has really transpired. The all star cast does not disappoint.

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