200 Cigarettes (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  26 February 1999 (USA)
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A collection of twentysomethings try to cope with relationships, loneliness, desire and their individual neuroses.



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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)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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1982 is going to be like the best year ever.
5 April 2004 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. Plain and simple, I thought everyone in it did a good job being a giant bunch of twenty-something city kooks, each involved in their own various attempts to find a date, culminating in a New Year's Eve party to ring in 1982.

The movie has whole slew of great comedians -- Paul Rudd as Kevin, the depressed and readily available friend of happy-go-lucky Lucy (Courtney Love) who goes out of her way to cheer up her friend after being dumped by long-time girlfriend, Ellie (Janeane Garafolo), the artsy fartsy type. Caitlyn (Angela Featherstone) Bridget search out dates after dumping Scotsman Eric following news that her lumberjack boyfriend was suddenly discovered alive and well. Dave Chepelle plays the raddest cab driver as he tries to get his passengers to just ease up, toke up, and go nuts...because it's New Years.

But no one is funnier than Martha Plimpton, who plays the paranoid host of the party, and the two party hopefuls played by Christina Ricci and Gabby Hoffman, who wander as far as the notorious "Avenue B" to find Val's cousin's party.

Unfortunately, the night is accompanied by top 40s 80s music, but it doesn't matter. The situations in the movie are so hilarious, it sure it a funky movie.

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