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Sidewalks of New York -- The interlocking lives and loves of six New Yorkers.
Sidewalks of New York -- The interlocking lives and loves of six New Yorkers.


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Writer (WGA):
Edward Burns (written by)
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Release Date:
30 November 2001 (USA) 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 »
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Smart, palatable social comedy of errors with flavorful New York backdrop. See more (62 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)

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)
Location Management
Christine Leaman .... location assistant
Diana Norwood .... location manager
Evan Perazzo .... assistant location manager
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
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
Murphy Occhino .... set production assistant
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

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Rated R for sexual content and language
108 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Denmark:15 (self applied) | Finland:K-11 | France:Tous publics | Germany:12 | Iceland:12 | Norway:11 | Portugal:M/12 (video premiere) | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 (self applied) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #37947)
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Did You Know?

The painting in Tommy's (Edward Burns) home office is of the house Ed Burns grew up in on Long Island.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 speaking from experience here. I am about the biggest dog there is. But it is not a good idea to fool around with married women. It's bad karma, kid.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in You Stupid Man (2002)See more »
I've Gotta Tell YaSee more »


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16 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Smart, palatable social comedy of errors with flavorful New York backdrop., 30 November 2002
Author: gary brumburgh ( from Los Angeles, California

Similar, yet different, from his other films ("The Brother's McMullen" and `She's the One'), writer/director/producer/actor Edward Burns, with his typical minuscule budget, broaches on Woody Allen territory this time as he explores the ooohs, aaahs and owwwws (mostly the owwwws) of the marriage and dating game. The sights and sounds of New York is in the air as the movie zeroes in on six disparate Manhattanites, all of whom trying their damnest to find the no-real answer to happiness. No belly-laughs here, but a lot of knowing smiles.

This brash, perceptive, ultimately winning cyclical comedy first introduces us to good-looking, nice-guy Tommy (Ed Burns) who has just split up with his girlfriend and has been thrown out of her apartment. Tommy takes a sudden interest in evasive school teacher Maria (Rosario Dawson), whom he meets in a video store. Maria is divorced from small, tough-talking schlmiel Ben (David Krumholtz), a doorman and rock musician wannabe who cheated on her. Ben, still pining for Maria, finds a welcome distraction in edgy student/waitress Ashley (Brittany Murphy), who is having an affair with a much older and married dentist, Griffin (Stanley Tucci), whose suspecting wife Annie (Heather Graham), a real estate agent, has her eye on one of her customers, Tommy (back to Ed Burns again), who is (remember?) looking for a new pad since his girlfriend kicked him out. So much for the Kevin Bacon six degrees of separations and divorces angle.

To punch up the thought processes of our six relationship-minded specimens, Burns has given his film a documentary/reality TV feel. Each of our protagonists express their own individual and personal philosophies on the meaning of love and sex with a `man on the street' interviewer. These telling bits are conveniently spliced here and there into each of their ongoing stories, which are not only a biting commentary on the social scene, but often humorously contradict their actions and intent.

Burns, a native New Yorker, gives us a passionate, authentic, down-to-earth vision of his 'hood. No picaresque postcard images are to be found here. No tourist-like views of Rockefeller Center, the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, etc. And just as dressed-down and down-to-earth is his solid ensemble cast. The stories are evenly laid out with no one performance getting short shrift. Burns, Dawson, Tucci, Murphy, Klumholtz, and Graham all have meaty roles here and each of their stories are well-presented and attention-grabbing. The philandering Tucci character, the least sympathetic of the bunch, still manages to drum up some pity, if not sympathy, for his subsequent actions. What's more, the outside circle, the peripheral friends/instigators/colleagues, etc., add immeasurably to the humor and atmosphere of the piece, particularly Aida Turturro as a worldly wise teacher/friend of Dawson's, Dennis Farina as Burns' overt male chauvinist boss, Michael Leydon Campbell in dual roles as a rocker and male half of a bickering married couple, and Callie Thorne as the bickering wife.

No one treats New York better than Woody Allen. With "Sidewalks of New York" Edward Burns pays tribute to this fair city, and he pays homage to Mr. Allen -- 1992's "Husbands and Wives" in particular. Notice Burns' analytical approach to his characters, the hand-held camera work and jump-cut style of editing (which is actually smoother and less jolting than in Allen's above-mentioned film), the pneumatic jazz score, the reflexive, conversational-like bantering between his characters, the episodic storylines, and, most importantly, the obvious devotion he has for NY. It all but spells out W-O-O-D-Y. But, in this case, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. He's learned well from the master.

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