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200 Cigarettes (1999)

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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Albano ...
Cheryl's Friend (as Jenny Blong)
Morgan Brown ...
French Rocker
Caleb Carr ...
Cynical Bar Patron
Dave (as Guillermo Diaz)
Patrick Frederic ...
Tiki Sobbing Man
Tiki Bartender


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

26 February 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Islander  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,244,277 (USA) (26 February 1999)


$6,851,636 (USA) (7 May 1999)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ben Affleck signed onto the film with the belief that it'd support his brother Casey Affleck in his first leading role while he played a small uncredited role. He was surprised to see his name in the trades as a headline for signing onto the film. See more »


The word "yuppie" first appeared in print in March 1983 and didn't become commonplace until after the publication of "The Yuppie Handbook" later that year. Two characters in 1981 describe the law student/bartender as a "yuppie". See more »


Kevin: Look, I'm just gonna go home and kill myself. You wanna share a cab?
Lucy: So I can pass out and wake up *alone* on New Year's Day?
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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 »


Ladies Night
By Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell), Ronald Bell, George Funky Brown (as George Brown),
Meekaaeel Muhammed, Claydes Smith, J.T. Taylor (as James Taylor), Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Thomas) & Earl Toon
Performed by Kool & The Gang
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with Universal Film & TV Music
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10 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie tried to provide insightful revelations into human relations through humor. I know humor is subjective but I found the film to be only intermittently funny. I think the film could could've been better had they trimmed some of the characters. There are many big names in this film but they all receive only scant screen time. There are better offerings out there, 6/10.

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