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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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Tiki Sobbing Man
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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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Trivia

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

Janeane Garofalo's name is misspelled "Janeanne Garofalo" in the opening credits. See more »

Quotes

Hillary: I don't want to look desperate.
Monica: Desperate? You could stand there naked with a mattress strapped to your back and still look like a vestal virgin.
Hillary: Do you think that would work?
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Tvoje tvár má známý hlas: Episode #3.7 (2017) See more »

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It's Different for Girls
Written and Performed by Joe Jackson
Courtesy of A&M Records Limited
By Arrangement with Universal Film & TV Music
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Painfully Pointless
2 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

WARNING: Do not waste 101 min. of your life on the dog. One of the worst things I have seen in I can't remember when. I could go on forever about this.,but I am going to go get shock treatment to help me forget about it.


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