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Hit and Runway (1999)

Alex and Elliot an unlikely pair connect to write a film about a New York cop working undercover as a fashion model.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Parducci ...
Alex Andero
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Elliot Springer
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Gwen Colton
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Joey Worciuekowski
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Jagger Stevens
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Frank Andero
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Ray Tilman
Jonathan Hogan ...
Bob
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Lana (as Therese De Priest)
Bill Cohen ...
Norman Rizzoli
Rosemary De Angelis ...
Marie Andero
Marisa Redanty ...
Barbara
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Bruno
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Eileen
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Rabbi Pinchas
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Storyline

Alex Andero feels stuck washing dishes in his family's trattoria in New York City. He wants to write screenplays, and he has a great idea. Trouble is, he's not much with a typewriter; so, when his cousin calls and says a producer likes the idea and wants a script, Alex swallows his homophobia and asks for help from Elliot Springer, a talented writer who's an insecure, gay, Jewish nebbish. Elliot doesn't want the job, but Alex sets him up with Joey, a good-looking actor who works in the cafe. Elliot and Joey are soon getting it on, the script is slowly emerging, and Alex is discovering the beauty of Gwen, a woman in his writing class. Then, ego and greed threaten the partnership. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content and some violent images
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17 April 1999 (USA)  »

Box Office

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$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,795 (USA) (2 March 2001)

Gross:

$81,570 (USA) (5 July 2002)
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Trivia

Winner - Best screenplay at the 1999 Los Angeles Film Festival. See more »

Goofs

When Alex confronts Eliot at the restaurant, he takes his spoon away so he cannot finish his ice cream drink. After a few seconds Eliot jumps up to reveal that the half-full glass has suddenly become empty. See more »

Quotes

Elliot Springer: It's Hopeless.
Alex Andero: Hopeless is not a word in my vocabulary.
Elliot Springer: I suspect that there are a lot of words that aren't in your vocabulary.
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Recorded at Audio Paint, NYC If it can be imagined, it can be recorded www.audiopaint.com See more »

Connections

References The Odd Couple (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Down Tonight
Written by Harry Wayne Casey (as Casey)/Richard Finch (as Finch)
Performed by KC & The Sunshine Band (as K.C. & The Sunshine Band)
Courtesy of Rhino Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Projects
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Endearing if not forced at times..
7 March 2004 | by (Ny, Ny) – See all my reviews

Hit and Runway was a formulaic film school comedy. Pitting two opposited working for a common goal. What can go wrong?

Lots.

But Hit and Runway works because although filled with stereotypical characters, (The self-loathing, nebbish gay middle-aged jew and the macho, slightly homophobic, sexist young itallian.) the two actors try to get past these stereotypes by giving honest performances rather than playing the stereotypes.

I had fun watching this film. It was cleverly funny at times and the writing was great although as aforementioned sometimes it had to rely on the stereotypes of its main characters to further the plot.

7 out of 10


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