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


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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content and some violent images





Release Date:

17 April 1999 (USA)  »


Box Office


$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 »


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 »


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 »


References Cop Land (1997) See more »


Jingle Bells
Written by James Pierpont (uncredited)
Special Arrangement by:
Frank Piazza & Christopher Livingston
Produced by Frank Piazza
Mixed & Engineered by Lance McVickar
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A relationship comedy for the new millennium?
14 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

This movie is a wonderful variant on a traditional movie theme, the romantic comedy. Only in this variation it would be best to call it a relationship comedy. The two protagonists meet and although they are initially uncomfortable around each other, they are forced to work toward a common goal. In doing so they form a relationship. When that relationship ends, we see a parting scene that recalls many great parting scenes of the past.

Now for the twist, it is not a romantic relationship that ends but a friendship between a straight man and a gay man. This movie has been compared to `Kiss Me Guido' but folks that feel that way are missing the point. This story is about the development of an accepting friendship between a gay man and a straight man without the issue of sexuality. Yes, the straight man starts with the stereotypical panic that the gay man will somehow take advantage of him carnally. But he needs the gay man to help him write a screenplay and as they work together they form a bond as friends. As they collaborate on the screenplay they talk and learn important life lessons from each other. The gay man helps the straight man becomes a more insightful person and with the straight man's encouragement the gay man begins to develop some self-assurance.

At one point they are so comfortable with each other that they both get drunk and end up clinging to each other for stability as they walk through the writer's apartment. They end up passed out in the same bed and in the morning the straight man has an anxiety attack that shows he's not completely over his stereotypes.

Overall I found this to be a well-crafted and engaging film. I only wish that the relationship could have turned out differently in the end. And who knows, it might.

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