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Summer of Sam (1999)

 -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  2 July 1999 (USA)
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Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.

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Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.

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Rated R for strong graphic violence and sexuality, pervasive strong language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£173,471 (UK) (14 January 2000)

Gross:

£173,471 (UK) (14 January 2000)
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Sarah Michelle Gellar was originally cast as Ruby. See more »

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The knife Richie uses in the sex show was not invented until the '90s. See more »

Quotes

Ritchie: All right. What do you want me to tell you? Get a fuckin' divorce, then.
Vinny: Divorce is fuckin' evil, Ritchie. You got some fuckin' really bad advice.
Ritchie: Evil spelled backwards is live.
Vinny: You're a corny fuck, you know that?
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References Shampoo (1975) See more »

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Dancing Queen
(1976)
Written by Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson, Björn Ulvaeus (as Bjorn Ulvaeus)
Performed by ABBA
Courtesy of Polar Music International AB
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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1 May 2001 | by (Vancouver, BC) – See all my reviews

Summer of Sam is complete cinematic crap, and an utter waste of time. It's not the sex, it's not the violence; it's the terrible characters, the meandering and plotless script (lots of subplots, but no real plot), and the horrid directing that make this one big stinking pile and one of the worst if not THE worst film of 1999.


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