IMDb > Sidewalks of New York (2001)
Sidewalks of New York
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Sidewalks of New York (2001) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 15 | slideshow) Videos (see all 2)
Sidewalks of New York -- The interlocking lives and loves of six New Yorkers.


User Rating:
6.5/10   5,448 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 2% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Writer (WGA):
Edward Burns (written by)
View company contact information for Sidewalks of New York on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
30 November 2001 (Lithuania) See more »
In a city of 8 million people, what are the odds the perfect two will meet? See more »
The interlocking lives and loves of six New Yorkers. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
(30 articles)
Everyone Says I Love Woody – What Romantic Comedies Owe to Mr. Allen
 (From HeyUGuys. 29 August 2014, 5:00 AM, PDT)

films to stream: Us week of Dec 10
 (From FlickFilosopher. 11 December 2013, 5:41 PM, PST)

Dennis Farina obituary
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 23 July 2013, 4:00 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Burns needs to move on See more (60 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Penny Balfour ... Young Hooker

Edward Burns ... Tommy

Michael Leydon Campbell ... Gio / Harry

Nadia Dajani ... Hilary

Rosario Dawson ... Maria

Kathleen Doyle ... Katy

Dennis Farina ... Carpo

Heather Graham ... Annie
Leah Gray ... Dental Hygienist
Timothy Jerome ... Dr. Lance (as Tim Jerome)

David Krumholtz ... Ben

Libby Langdon ... Make-up Girl
Alicia Meer ... Elevator Girl

Brittany Murphy ... Ashley
Ted Neustadt ... Doctor

Callie Thorne ... Sue

Stanley Tucci ... Griffin

Aida Turturro ... Shari
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sara Colton ... Fantasy woman (uncredited)
Brooke Marie Procida ... Drunk Girl (uncredited)
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Edward Burns 
Writing credits
Edward Burns (written by)

Produced by
Margot Bridger .... producer
Brian Burns .... associate producer
Edward Burns .... producer
Aaron Lubin .... associate producer
Richard Patrick .... co-producer
Frank Prinzi .... co-producer
Cathy Schulman .... producer
Rick Yorn .... producer
Cinematography by
Frank Prinzi (director of photography)
Film Editing by
David Greenwald 
Casting by
Ali Farrell 
Laura Rosenthal 
Costume Design by
Catherine Marie Thomas  (as Catherine Thomas)
Makeup Department
Nicki Ledermann .... hair designer
Nicki Ledermann .... makeup designer
Production Management
Jennifer Lane .... post-production supervisor
George Paaswell .... production supervisor
Richard Patrick .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Patrick .... first assistant director
Danielle Rigby .... second assistant director
Art Department
Elizabeth Schlitten .... prop master
Richard Tedesco .... product placement
Sound Department
Benjamin Cheah .... sound supervisor (as Ben Cheah)
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (as Marko Costanzo)
Paul Koronkiewicz .... boom operator
George A. Lara .... foley supervisor
Skip Lievsay .... sound re-recording mixer
Marissa Littlefield .... adr editor
Kimberly R. McCord-Wilson .... dialogue editor (as Kimberly McCord)
Jamie Morris .... apprentice sound editor
Igor Nikolic .... assistant sound editor
Mathew Price .... production sound mixer
Paul Urmson .... sound effects editor
James Ziegler .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Jesse Ehredt .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Candrilli .... additional key grip
John Clifford .... still photographer
Fred Cohen .... best boy
Scott Fleischer .... lighting and grip equipment: Panavision New York
Andrew Priestley .... first assistant camera (as Andrew Priestly)
Kurt Rimmel .... key grip
Marc Rogers .... gaffer
Arthur Szefer .... second assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mickey Carleton .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Don Ciana .... color timer
Stan Sztaba .... negative cutter: World Cinevision
Joe Violante .... dailies advisor
Kenneth Wachtel .... assistant editor
Patricia Sztaba .... negative cutter (uncredited)
Music Department
Monica Ciafardini .... additional music clearances
Patrick Mullins .... music editor
Laura Ziffren .... music consultant
Aaron Kant .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Jim Buckman .... transportation coordinator
Kerry Clark .... parking coordinator
Billy McFadden .... driver
Other crew
Leslie Angle .... assistant: Ms. Graham
Joshua A. Bell .... accountant
Andrea F. Cannistraci .... production legal services: Epstein, Levinsohn, Bodine, Hurwitz & Weinstein LLP (as Andrea Cannistraci)
Armando Fente .... film conform assistant
Christine Gee .... script supervisor
Maria Goretti .... production intern
Delphine Hou .... production intern
Victoria Kuhne .... production intern
Christine Leaman .... location assistant
Rafael Lopez-Ivern .... production intern
Patrick McDonald .... craft service production assistant
Ross Miller .... production insurance: D.R. Reiff
Kip Myers .... production intern
Stuart Nicolai .... additional assistant location manager
Diana Norwood .... location manager
Murphy Occhino .... set production assistant
Evan Perazzo .... assistant location manager
Alexandra Raby .... assistant: Mr. Burns
Alexandra Raby .... production coordinator
Lisa Rico .... coordinator: Ms. Ziffren
Phil Rodowsky .... continuity and spotting
Todd Rodowsky .... continuity and spotting
Robert Stulberg .... legal services: Armstrong Hirsch Jackoway Tyerman & Wertheimer
Amy Sultan .... assistant: Avenger Entertainment
Maddy Ungar .... office assistant
Doug Webster .... set production assistant
Andrew Weisblum .... film conform assistant
Thomas Maxwell .... production assistant (uncredited)
Cynthia Biamon .... thanks (as Cynthia Diamon)
Constantin Costa .... thanks (as Dr. Constantin Costa)
Kristie Fitts .... thanks (as Kristi Fitts)
Jere Hausfater .... thanks
Jud Hudgins .... thanks
Kevin Loew .... thanks
Colette Malouf .... thanks
Peter Muldavin .... thanks: Metro Weather Service
Paige Novick .... thanks
Karen Parvino .... thanks: Laminique
Benny Perkins .... thanks
Jim Price .... thanks
Gina Rankin .... thanks
Brad Slater .... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for sexual content and language
108 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Was shot in only 17 days.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Ben is sitting in the bathroom strumming his guitar, the chords change but the fingers of his left hand clearly do not.See more »
Carpo:I'm going to tell you something. I'm going to talk to you like a son. Chicks don't brush guys off. Guys brush chicks off. It's just the way it works, Tommy.See more »
Movie Connections:
The New YouSee more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Burns needs to move on, 30 August 2002
Author: JAM-31 from Los Angeles, CA

"Sidewalks of New York" feels like a retread of Ed Burns' earlier works. Once again we have a bunch of intermingling couples who do nothing but talk talk talk and obsess about relationships and their personal insecurities with them. When I first saw "The Brothers McMullen," I was surprised at how drawn into the story I was. But this story (as was also the case with "She's the One") seems way too similar to "McMullen." Things that were forgivable in that film are growing tired and distractive: Everyone meets in a classical "cute" way from the golden era of cinema. Everyone coincidentally runs into each other at the most convenient moment. Most of the characters are forgettable, and their relationships are not very believable. The film isn't very funny, and most of the running jokes fail. The film also doesn't live up to its title in that New York is shot in a most un-passionate, unflattering way--this better not appear on any list about the best films depicting New York. Burns puts alot of trust into improvisation, apparently telling his actors to just "roll with it." But he seems to feel that realism and improvisation can substitute for substance, and this is not true--many actors rant on and blurt out lines that don't feel genuine, almost forced by improvisation, when Burns should have just shouted "cut" and done a retake. The phony "interview" moments when the fictional characters speak to the camera, react to something offscreen, or ask if they should "start over" come off equally unnatural. Performances are bland for the most part, save Dennis Farina. Heather Graham comes off particularly bad, at one point I even thought I caught her fighting a smile, ready to bust out laughing during a "serious" scene.

Once again, we have a self-hating, self obsessed older male jerk who has an affair behind his insecure wife's back, we have a young idealistic kid who romances a girl with immediate promises of love and marriage, and again we have Ed Burns meeting someone by fighting over a material object--in "McMullen" it was an apartment, in "Sidewalks," it is a copy of "Breakfast at Tiffany's."

It's not that I hate this movie, its just that I see a lack of passion in it. It is almost as if Ed Burns doesn't trust his ability to move on, and that leaves us with total mediocrity. Grade: C-

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (60 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Sidewalks of New York (2001)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Brittany Murphy conversation... DinahtheCat
how did u find out about this movie k_kristina145
end credit music yadavanusha
does anyone else think Ed Burns sounds like Charlie Day? northernjays
Who was interviewing them? BigJobMan
should i see other ed burns movies? ari247
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Closer Little City New York, I Love You Feast of Love Broken Flowers
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Comedy section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.