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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

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

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Box Office

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$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,795, 4 March 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$81,570, 7 July 2002
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Feature film debut for Bill Cohen, who portrays Norman Rizzoli. 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 »

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Alex Andero: If you believe, the world will believe with you. I read that in a book.
Elliot Springer: What book is that? "Mein Kampf"?
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Recorded at Audio Paint, NYC If it can be imagined, it can be recorded www.audiopaint.com See more »

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References Die Hard (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Deck the Halls
Traditional tune, lyrics by Thomas Oliphant (uncredited)
Performed by The Roches
Courtesy of MCA Records & Paradox Records
Under License from Universal Music Special Markets
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Wow. This is a brilliant movie
13 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

Wow. Probably the best part of this movie was the fact that I could easily see myself slipping into the shoes of almost every character in the movie.

I could be the tough Italian guy who grows and learns a few things. I could be the party boy who loves hard and then moves on. I could be the mousy girl that yearns to bloom into a beautiful flower. I could be the insensitive producer that wants to ruin and "improve" everything I see.

I could be the insecure Jewish man who is afraid to love. I could be the brutish brother who knows nothing farther than two blocks from his home.

Every character was instantly familiar to me and, like one of the leads says, was speaking to me in a way I've never heard before.

This was a movie about everybody.


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