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Writer:
Jim Jarmusch (written by)
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Release Date:
12 March 2004 (Italy) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A series of vignettes that all have coffee and cigarettes in common. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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It's easy to dip into coffee and cigarettes and meet all the characters but you might get a bit bored by some of their conversations. See more (162 total) »

Cast

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Roberto Benigni ... Roberto (segment "Strange to Meet You")

Steven Wright ... Steven (segment "Strange to Meet You")

Joie Lee ... Good Twin (segment "Twins")
Cinqué Lee ... Evil Twin / Kitchen Guy (segment "Twins / Jack Shows Meg His Tesla Coil")

Steve Buscemi ... Waiter (segment "Twins")

Iggy Pop ... Iggy (segment "Somewhere in California")

Tom Waits ... Tom (segment "Somewhere in California")
Joseph Rigano ... Joe (segment "Those Things'll Kill Ya") (as Joe Rigano)
Vinny Vella ... Vinny (segment "Those Things'll Kill Ya")
Vinny Vella Jr. ... Vinny Jr. (segment "Those Things'll Kill Ya")
Renee French ... Renée (segment "Renée") (as Renée French)
E.J. Rodriguez ... Waiter (segment "Renée")
Alex Descas ... Alex (segment "No Problem")

Isaach De Bankolé ... Isaach (segment "No Problem")

Cate Blanchett ... Cate / Shelly (segment "Cousins")

Michael Hogan ... Waiter (segment "Cousins")

Jack White ... Jack (segment "Jack Shows Meg His Tesla Coil")
Meg White ... Meg (segment "Jack Shows Meg His Tesla Coil")

Alfred Molina ... Alfred (segment "Cousins?")

Steve Coogan ... Steve (segment "Cousins?")

Katy Hansz ... Katy (segment "Cousins?")
The GZA ... GZA (segment "Delirium") (as GZA)

RZA ... RZA (segment "Delirium")

Bill Murray ... Bill Murray (segment "Delirium")
William Rice ... Bill (segment "Champagne") (as Bill Rice)

Taylor Mead ... Taylor (segment "Champagne")
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Directed by
Jim Jarmusch 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jim Jarmusch  written by

Produced by
Rachel Dengiz .... associate producer
Jason Kliot .... producer
Demetra J. MacBride .... associate producer (segment "Twins")
Demetra J. MacBride .... producer (segment "Somewhere in California")
Gretchen McGowan .... co-producer
Rudd Simmons .... producer (segment "Twins")
Stacey E. Smith .... co-producer
Jim Stark .... producer (segments "Twins" and "Strange To Meet You")
Birgit Staudt .... producer (segments "Renee", "No Problem", and "Somewhere in California")
Joana Vicente .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Tom DiCillo (director of photography) (segment "Strange To Meet You")
Frederick Elmes (director of photography) (segment "Somewhere in California")
Ellen Kuras (segments "Renee" and "No Problem")
Robby Müller (director of photography) (segment "Twins")
 
Film Editing by
Jim Jarmusch (segment "Somewhere in California")
Terry Katz (segment "Somewhere in California")
Melody London (segments "Twins" and "Strange to Meet You")
Jay Rabinowitz 
 
Production Design by
Dan Bishop (segment "Twins")
Mark Friedberg 
Tom Jarmusch 
 
Art Direction by
Laura Chariton (segment "Somewhere in California")
Tom Jarmusch (segments "Renee" and "No Problem")
 
Set Decoration by
Rena DeAngelo 
 
Makeup Department
Judy Chin .... key hair stylist
Judy Chin .... key makeup artist
Gloria Park .... hair stylist (segments "Renee" and "No Problem") (as Gloria Toyun Park)
Patricia Regan .... hair stylist
Patricia Regan .... makeup artist
Peggy Schierholz .... wig stylist: Cate Blanchett (as Peg Schierholz)
 
Production Management
Lisa Diamond .... production manager
Kathie Hersch .... production manager (segments "Twins" and "Strange To Meet You")
Laura Marks .... production manager (segment "Somewhere in California")
Gretchen McGowan .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daniel Elefante .... second second assistant director
Eric Heffron .... first assistant director: segment "Twins"
Laura Marks .... assistant director: segment "Somewhere in California"
Josh Newport .... second assistant director
Clare Noone .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
JoAnn Atwood .... set dresser (as Joann Atwood)
Anthony Baldasare .... set dresser
Ted Benjamin .... set dresser
Jeff Butcher .... property master
Cheyanne M. Casey .... art department production assistant
Addison Cook .... swing
Peter Donohue .... construction grip
Janet Kalas .... scenic artist
Robin Koenig .... set dresser
Keri Lederman .... set dresser (as Keri Lynn Lederman)
Frances Lefkowitz .... art assistant (segments "Renee" and "No Problem")
Andrea Longacre-White .... art intern (as Andrea White)
Cathryn Mazer .... key art production assistant
Don Nace .... scenic artist
Scott Rosenstock .... set dresser
Jamie Vermilye .... art production assistant
Ron Waters .... construction grip (as Ronald Waters)
 
Sound Department
Gina Alfano .... sound editor (segment "Twins")
Jeanne Atkin .... apprentice sound editor (segment "Twins")
Stephen Balliet .... sound mixer (segment "Somewhere in California") (as Steve Balliet)
Anthony J. Ciccolini III .... dialogue editor: feature version (as Chic Ciccolini III)
Anthony J. Ciccolini III .... supervising sound editor: feature version (as Chic Ciccolini III)
Dana Congdon .... assistant sound editor (segment "Strange To Meet You")
Rick Dior .... sound re-recording mixer (segment "Twins")
Jeanne Gilliland .... boom operator (segments "Renee" and "No Problem")
Robert Hein .... sound re-recording mixer (segment "Twins")
Frank Kern .... sound editor (segment "Twins")
Lori Kornspun .... assistant sound editor (segment "Twins")
Drew Kunin .... sound mixer (segment "Twins")
George Leong .... boom operator
Katherine Gordon Miller .... assistant sound editor: feature version
Douglas Murray .... foley walker
Daniel Pagan .... foley editor
Daniel Pagan .... sound effects editor
Jeff Pullman .... boom operator (segment "Strange To Meet You")
Jeff Pullman .... sound mixer (segments "Renee" and "No Problem")
Paul Sacco .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (feature version)
William Sarokin .... sound mixer (segments 'Strange to Meet You', 'Jack Shows Meg his Tesla Coil', 'Those Things'll Kill Ya', 'Cousins', 'Delirium')
Tony Volante .... sound re-recording mixer: feature version
Peter Waggoner .... sound re-recording mixer (segments "Somewhere in California" and "Strange To Meet You")
Colin Weeks .... assistant sound re-recording mixer: feature version
Paul Zeller .... sound editor (segment "Strange To Meet You")
 
Special Effects by
Peter Kunz .... Tesla coil wrangler
 
Visual Effects by
Steve Blakely .... film operations
Luke Dumaguing .... mti enhancement
Lloyd Forcellini .... digital mastering supervisor
Markus Janner .... digital effects supervisor
Joe Monge .... digital video manager
Major Reinhardt .... mti enhancement
Jennifer Russomanno .... visual effects artist
Keith Yurevitz .... visual effects artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Almeida .... best boy electric
Aaron Kleinman .... third electrician (segments "Renee" and "No Problem")
David Leibowitz .... playback operator
Dennis A. Livesey .... first assistant camera (as Dennis Livesey)
Chris Lombardi .... assistant camera (segment "Twins") (as Cris Lombardi)
Brandon Lortz .... grip assistant (segment "Somewhere in California")
Jonathan Lumley .... gaffer
Gary Martone .... key grip
Christopher Porter .... gaffer (segment "Twins")
Cornelius Schultze-Kraft .... camera loader (segments "Renee" and "No Problem")
Randy Schwartz .... camera intern
Chris Thomas .... best boy
Chris Thomas .... grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Catherine George .... wardrobe supervisor: Cate Blanchett
Rubinger Jillian .... costumes: Cate Blanchett (as Gillian Rubinger)
Jessica Pastor .... costumes: Cate Blanchett
 
Editorial Department
Tom Foligno .... assistant editor
David Pultz .... color timer
John Rehberger .... on-line editor
Jane Tolmachyov .... digital colorist: feature version
 
Music Department
Tracy McKnight .... music consultant
Jay Rabinowitz .... music editor: feature version
 
Transportation Department
Aaron Kleinman .... driver (segments "Renee" and "No Problem")
 
Other crew
Allison Brandin .... production assistant (segment "Strange To Meet You")
Aaron Brookner .... production assistant
Scott Challgren .... legal assistant
Rachel Dengiz .... post-production accountant
Christina Fontana .... key set production assistant
Andrew Harper .... parking/security assistant
Claude Isbell .... assistant location manager
Hollis McConnell Jones .... body double: Cate Blanchett
Chiemi Karasawa .... script supervisor
Lilli Lavine .... photo double: artist
Sara Lichterman .... assistant: J. Vicente and J. Kliot
Ruth Mankin .... assistant: Tom Waits (segment "Somewhere in California")
Harris Smith .... production assistant
Allan Stearns .... catering: Coast to Coast (as Allan Sterns)
Lauryn Siegel .... production office coordinator (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Ol' Dirty Bastard .... special thanks
Otis Blackwell .... respects
Nicoletta Braschi .... special thanks
Art Collins .... personal thanks
Chris Fedak .... special thanks: Academy Film Archive
Ghostface Killah .... special thanks
Alysia Oakley .... special thanks
Jesse Garon Presley .... respects
Angela Rambourg .... special thanks
Chris Rich .... special thanks
Tory Tunnell .... special thanks
Antony Zito .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Coffee & Cigarettes" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
95 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Because they are very health-conscious, RZA and The GZA (credited as GZA) do not drink coffee. So they are drinking tea in the film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: There are numerous continuity errors in positions of items on the table throughout the movie. Coffee jugs disappear (Twins), cigarettes disappear from ashtrays (No Problem), cigarette packets move around (Somewhere in California). Cigarette lengths and Coffee levels also vary.See more »
Quotes:
Iggy:Cigarettes and coffee, man, that's a combination.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Ladies Man" (1999)See more »
Soundtrack:
Serenade to NalaniSee more »

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26 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
It's easy to dip into coffee and cigarettes and meet all the characters but you might get a bit bored by some of their conversations., 19 March 2006
Author: dawn440 from United Kingdom

In all honesty I just wanted to watch this movie to see Iggy Pop, Tom Waites, The White stripes and Bill Murray. I was tempted to fast forward all the other vignettes to get to the ones with these characters in but thankfully I never or I would never have seen 'cousins?' -- Alfred Molina and Steve Coogan playing themselves in an absolutely perfect portrayal of the shallow, sickening and repellent nature that comes with fame. Coogan takes the word 'scumbag' to new heights, and Molina's keenness and almost innocence which slowly turns sour is perfectly pitched. Jarmusch has managed to capture the minutia of the trappings of fame so succinctly that sometimes it's difficult to watch. It's excruciatingly embarrassing but just gorgeous and has to be seen -- several times.

Likewise with 'somewhere in California'. Iggy and Tom play themselves but you can call Iggy Jim or Jimmy or Iggy or Jiggy if you like! Tom initially opts to call him Iggy but proceeds to refer to him as Jim throughout, and so the off-kilter banter begins. It's an hilarious portrayal of two guys who obviously have a mutual respect for each other's work but don't actually know each other that well. A series of ridiculous conversations and awkward silences ensue with Iggy becoming more and more animated and expressive to over-compensate for Tom's laidback yet defensive attitude. There are some excellent one-liners and it's just great watching these two giants chew the fat, fighting their different corners and trying to keep their cool.

I also thought Cate Blanchett shone in 'cousins', playing both roles as bitter cousin/ insipid famous cousin. It's another awkward, horrible meeting between two people -- one has made it, the other hasn't, and It's plain to see there isn't much love between them. We witness a series of underhand, loaded and nasty comments all in the guise of friendship, a friendship that only exists due to family ties.

Coffee and cigarettes the movie is a bit like coffee and cigarettes the vice: you'll get a buzz that's for sure. It's is an easy watch and each vignette has its qualities but as a whole it's a bit of a cheeky movie. It gets off on the fact that it has all these fab artists starring in it which goes a long way but not far enough. But I can't stress enough that it really is worth getting this movie out for the Coogan/Molina and Pop/Waites vignettes. Both priceless and essential viewing.

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