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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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)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


During filming Casey Affleck mentioned to Kate Hudson that 'Romeo and Juliet' by Dire Straits was one of his favorite love songs. Hudson secretly convinced the director to play the song during Affleck and Hudson's characters final scene together as a surprise for him. Casey Affleck didn't find out until he watched the movie at the premiere. See more »


Although apparently set on New Year's Eve 1981, numerous automobile designs that were introduced well after 1981 are visible in various shots. See more »


Ellie: These matches are disappointing me!
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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 »


References Happy Days (1974) See more »


Silver Bells
By Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
Performed by Terry Bradford & Wil Wheaton Jr.
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a great little movie
21 March 1999 | by (Chapel Hill, NC) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie was very entertaining. I loved every minute of it. I love nostalgic movies about the 1980's, and this is one of the better ones to come out recently. Courtney Love stood out as the best actress in the movie; she definitely stole the show. I only had one complaint, there were lots of high quality stars, but not enough time devoted to each individual one. Go out and see this one. It is worth the time! :-)

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