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200 Cigarettes (1999)

A collection of twentysomethings try to cope with relationships, loneliness, desire and their individual neuroses.

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Cheryl's Friend (as Jenny Blong)
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French Rocker
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Cynical Bar Patron
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Elvis Costello
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Dave (as Guillermo Diaz)
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Tiki Sobbing Man
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Tiki Bartender
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Storyline

New Year's Eve, 1981, the Lower East Side. Monica's having a party, but as late as 9, no one's there. She stews (and drinks). Folks are on their way, all looking for love, sex, or both. En route, paths cross, gambits misfire: a performance artist, her boyfriend until today and his long-time pal Lucy, two Long Island high-school girls, two punk rockers, a bartender, a Scottish painter who's lousy in bed, a pretty face named Jack who runs when women say they love him, his cute but clumsy date Cindy, two trendy vamps, a loquacious cabby, the man-crazed Hillary, and Elvis Costello. Nearly everybody smokes, and nearly everybody scores. And all get who and what they deserve. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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It's 11:59 on New Year's Eve. Do you know where your date is?

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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26 February 1999 (USA)  »

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The Islander  »

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Box Office

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,244,277, 28 February 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,851,636, 9 May 1999
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1.85 : 1
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Christina Ricci once said in an interview, that while shooting in the East Village, the landlord of one of the buildings, of which shot in front, did not want her building featured in the movie, because she was personally against smoking, due to her father dying of lung cancer. She orchestrated several antics to sabotage shooting, including hanging a "NO SMOKING" sign in one of the windows, covering posts on the street with aluminum foil, and singing "Row Row Row Your Boat" during filming. She even almost punched out an extra for stepping onto the stoop during a shot, and walked towards camera with the "NO SMOKING" sign while singing. See more »

Goofs

In the taxicab, the reflected light from the disco ball appears to be spinning in a different direction when we see the passengers from when the driver is shown. See more »

Quotes

Ellie: I've dated enough narcissistically neurotic men to know that you are all just a pack of roving babies in search of a giant teat from which to suck the lifeblood out of me until I am a hollow shell.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of credits Disco Cabie can be heard saying, "If you only remember one thing I've said, remember this; James Brown is the baddest motherf@cker in show business." See more »

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Referenced in This Is 40 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Just What I Needed
By Ric Ocasek
Performed by The Cars
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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There are good parts, and there are bad parts....
2 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

The main reason I saw this film was because of the cast- it has a great line up of young talent, some who are fairly new and some that have been around for ages. The film itself is fairly incoherent in places, with many storylines running at the one time. I thought Kate Hudson was fantastic in her first main role, and Paul Rudd was good as always. Gaby Hoffman probably put in the most irritating performance of her career to date, while Ben Affleck didnt really have much to do. The story itself is pretty simplistic, focusing on new years eve where a bunch of people are slowly making their way to a party hosted by Martha Plimpton's character. Only a few of the characters have any real depth to them, with many just skimming the surface, thus remaining shallow like most of the dialogue in the film. There are some scenes that work, others that don't - a real hit and miss - if you like the actors in it- then watch it- if you don't, then stay well clear.


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