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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


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jenny McCarthy was considered for the role of Cindy. See more »


While the two girls from Lake Ronkonkoma say they need to catch the last train, and the trains run 24/7, they are using that as an exit line. See more »


Disco Cabbie: [Ellie is riding with Disco Cabbie complaining about finding Kevin with Lucy] Uh, I'm sensing a lot of hostility coming from the back seat.
Ellie: Oh, really? That's very astute.
Disco Cabbie: Well, that's not good for me, man. That kind of energy damages the plush interior of my cab, right? And you're blowing a $5.00 high, mama. You need to find yourself a man who's secure enough to appreciate you for the superior woman that you are. I like a strong woman.
Ellie: Oh... yeah. Mm-hmm.
Disco Cabbie: And you are a strong woman. If I was ...
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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 »


Maybe He'll Know
By Cyndi Lauper & John Turi
Performed by Blue Angel
Courtesy of Polydor Records
By Arrangement with Universal Film & TV Music
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Great fun, great movie!
13 March 2000 | by (Wisconsin, USA) – See all my reviews

I was skeptical as I sat down to watch 200 cigarettes earlier tonite. I was prepared for the worst. At least I knew I'd get to look at Christina Ricci. But this movie surprised me and left me with a sense of fulfillment for having watched it. I did not waste my time after all!

The story takes place on New Year's Eve 1981 and incorporates 3 storylines into one. All the characters are tied together in one way or another and the movie centralizes around the New Year's Eve party and a woman's apartment (which no one shows up at until she's drunk and passed out).

This tale of sex, booze, and cigarettes showed the ridiculousness of these things and made us laugh at the same time. Despite the party being the central theme of the movie...we do not get to see it at all. This leaves a lot to the imagination. The movie was shot so that it alternated between characters and storylines but intertwined them beautifully. Every member of the star studded cast put in a great performance and this movie was truly well done. I enjoyed it very much and give it a 9 out of 10. If you're not offended easily...go out and rent this movie today!

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