New York Minute (I) (2004)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  7 May 2004 (USA)
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One day in New York City, as Jane Ryan tries out for an overseas college program and her sister Roxy schemes to meet her favorite punk rockers, a series of mishaps throws their day into ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim, The Bike Messenger
Dr. Ryan (as Dr. Drew Pinsky)
Senator Anne Lipton
Ma Bang
Mary Bond Davis ...
Truant at Pool
Officer Strauss


One day in New York City, as Jane Ryan tries out for an overseas college program and her sister Roxy schemes to meet her favorite punk rockers, a series of mishaps throws their day into chaos. In order for them both to accomplish their goals, the normally adversarial sisters decide to unite against the forces around them. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Anything can change in a New York minute.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild sensuality and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 May 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein verrückter Tag in New York  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,962,106 (USA) (7 May 2004)


$14,687 (Iceland) (13 August 2004)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bob Saget has a cameo role. As the Olsen twins (wearing bathrobes), go running past him in the streets of New York, he turns around and stares at them, as if he knows who they are but cannot remember their names. Bob Saget played Danny Tanner on the sitcom _"Full House" (1987/I)_, in which he was the father of Michelle Tanner (played by the Olsen twins). See more »


Jane is supposedly competing for a four year scholarship to Oxford, but the majority of English undergraduate degrees (especially those at Oxford) are only three years long. See more »


Jane Ryan: Those were my best heels!
Roxy Ryan: Well now they're your best flats.
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One Way or Another
Written by Nigel Harrison and Debbie Harry
Performed by Blondie
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Great Family Movie
18 June 2004 | by (Annapolis, Maryland) – See all my reviews

I thought this was a good movie. Its not fair to compare it to "Mean Girls." Although I like Lindsay Lohan, Mean Girls is intended for a different age group. My daughter is 10 and loved "Freaky Friday", but I feel "Mean Girls" has too much sexual content for that age. "New York Minute" is aimed for the "tween age" group. There aren't enough of these kinds of movies out. Its either cartoon-like movies, which this age thinks are not cool enough for them, or right to sex and violence. The New York Minute is an in-between kind of movie that we need to fill the gap for this age group. The people who are saying "this is so predictable" and "we have already seen that kinda movie before" are not the target audience. Yes, we older ones have seen this plot many times before, but our kids have not. Even if we let them see the movies that are similar, they were based in the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, etc., so the trends and such will be harder for them to relate to. Mary Kate and Ashley have not surrendered to pressure to include sex and violence in their movies and I say good for them. This is a fun movie that the whole family can enjoy and get a lot of laughs. If there were more movies like this, maybe our young wouldn't be so prone to grow up so fast, and actually still enjoy being with their families.

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