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Urbania -- The grieving Charlie spends a lonely night in New York City on the heels of a brooding stranger. A series of bizarre events leads to a climactic showdown where Charlie finds the redemption he's been after.

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Director:
Writers:
Daniel Reitz (play)
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Release Date:
9 August 2001 (Israel) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Hear any good stories lately? See more »
Plot:
A tour of The Anger Stage. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
5 wins & 4 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
Decade in Review: 2000 Top Ten
 (From FilmExperience. 5 November 2009, 1:07 PM, PST)

User Reviews:
"I've got one and this one really happened. I swear." See more (73 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dan Futterman ... Charlie

Sam Ball ... Dean (as Samuel Ball)

Lothaire Bluteau ... Bill

Alan Cumming ... Brett

Josh Hamilton ... Matt

Matt Keeslar ... Chris

James Simon ... Sam

Megan Dodds ... Deedee

Gabriel Olds ... Ron

Barbara Sukowa ... Clara - The Married Woman

Gerry Bamman ... Don
Scott Denny ... Ken

Pamela Shaw ... Judy - The Photo Lady
David Wheir ... Gary
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Christopher Bradley ... Efraim - The Window Couple
Cheryl Brubaker ... Pam (as Cheryl Brubacker)

Marylouise Burke ... Yvette - The Poodle Lady
David T. Catapano ... Frat Guy
Rich Clayton ... Cashier
Joe Danisi ... Vin - One Night Stands

Paul Dawson ... The Bloodied Man
Sanjiv Jhaveri ... Cassandra's Helper

Brian Keane ... Neil, The Window Couple

Bill Sage ... Chuck

Paige Turco ... Cassandra

Melinda Wade ... Nadine - One Night Stands

Directed by
Jon Shear 
 
Writing credits
Daniel Reitz (play "Urban Folk Tales")

Daniel Reitz (screenplay) and
Jon Shear (screenplay)

Produced by
Mark Dziak .... co-executive producer
Michael Escott .... executive producer
Michael Filerman .... executive producer
Stephanie Golden .... producer
J. Todd Harris .... producer
Douglas Hunter .... co-producer
Jourdan Krauss .... associate producer
Jon Shear .... producer
Meta Valentic .... co-producer (as Meta A. Puttkammer)
Nela Wagman .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Marc Anthony Thompson 
 
Cinematography by
Shane F. Kelly 
Peter Konczal 
 
Film Editing by
Randy Bricker  (as Randolph K. Bricker)
Ed Marx 
 
Casting by
Jordan Beswick 
 
Production Design by
Karyl Newman 
 
Costume Design by
David Matwijkow 
 
Makeup Department
Lorraine Godfrey .... makeup artist
Soo-Jin Yoon .... hair department head
 
Production Management
Philippe Denham .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Catalano .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Michael Funaro .... property master
Gregory Jerome .... set dresser
Pierre Vial .... property master
Lee Wilson .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Peter Brown .... adr editor
Stephanie Flack .... supervising dialogue editor
Stephen Hunter Flick .... sound designer
Stephen Hunter Flick .... sound editor
Mason Gregory .... boom operator
Ken Ishii .... sound mixer
Ryan Juggler .... first assistant sound editor
Samuel Lehmer .... sound re-recording mixer
Peggy McAffee .... foley editor
Jon Michaels .... assistant sound editor (as Jon 'Shorty' Michaels)
Ryan Murphy .... sound recordist
Jeffrey Perkins .... sound mixer
Jeffrey Perkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Donnie Saylor .... sound intern
Addison Teague .... foley editor
William Jacobs .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Flavio Leocata .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
George Bianchini .... Steadicam operator
Ronnie Dennis .... director of photography: second unit
Sergei Franklin .... Steadicam operator
Andres Karu .... second assistant camera: re-shoots
Chandler Kauffman .... gaffer: re-shoots
Steven Kometani .... electrician
Symon Mink .... first assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sarah Annabella Altman .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Geraud Brisson .... assistant editor
Julius Friede .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Music Department
Dean Beville .... music editor
David Falzone .... music supervisor
Michele Wernick .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Marc Castle .... assistant to director
Derek Decelles .... production coordinator
Laurie Esser .... script supervisor
Ross Guidici .... consultant
Robert Hawk .... creative consultant
Miles Miller .... production coordinator
Sarah Priestnall .... manager of operations: Cinesite Hollywood
Maria Ryan .... production assistant
Corey C. Witte .... assistant to producer
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violent and sexual content, including related dialogue, and for language and some drug use
Runtime:
103 min | Argentina:106 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Goofs:
Continuity: The stocking hat that Bill puts on in his final meeting with Charlie, changes position between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Charlie:Distract me, man. Take me out of my own head for two minutes.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Women in Love (1969)See more »

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27 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
"I've got one and this one really happened. I swear.", 20 September 2000
Author: Doug Phillips (janabro@aol.com) from Seattle, Washington

A night in the life of obsessed Charlie (Dan Futterman) who, thanks to Daylight Savings Time, has one more hour of the night to fulfill his need – whatever it may be. Like a moth to a flame he is drawn to Dean (Samuel Ball) – but the question is: will the flame consume him?

The story is told in a disjointed series of flashbacks that means you must actually pay attention to the complex story.

This is one film where the term `cinematic style' cannot be under used. It is stylish, dark, atmospheric and intriguing from start to finish. It is also hilariously funny at times.

It was nominated for many awards and won most of them; including Best Actor for Dan Futterman at the Seattle International Film Festival. He is most well-known for his role in `Birdcage' as Calista Flockhart's boyfriend. He plays against type as the obsessed gay man determined to make this one night in his life count for something important.

Every urban legend ever repeated is exhumed; and as Charlie says near the end of the film `We would be the stuff of legend.'

Jordan Beswisck (Casting) and Director Jon Shear did an especially remarkable job with the supporting characters. They slink in and out of Charlie's night like the creatures of the dark they are. Particularly notable are Josh Hamilton as Matt the bartender, Lothaire Bluteau as the street person that has taken up residence on Charlie's door step, William Sage as Charlie's upstairs neighbor Chuck and his girl friend Clara brilliantly played by Barbara Sukowa. What an amazing, yet disjointed, ensemble!

The cinematography by Shane F. Kelly deserves special recognition: it is dark, fast, enigmatic and always brilliant.

The producers Stephanie Golden and J. Todd Harris also need to be acknowledged for their bravery and foresight in bringing such a difficult film to the screen. They have the ability to see beyond the obvious to the golden moment that IS this film.

This is not a film for everyone – but if you possess intelligence, wit and character it is a film you must see.

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