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The Great New Wonderful (2005)

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The Great New Wonderful weaves five stories against the backdrop of an anxious and uncertain post-9-11 New York City.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Judy Hillerman (segment "Judy's Story")
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Sandie (segment "Sandie's Story")
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Allison Burbage (segment "David and Allison's Story")
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Emme Keeler (segment "Emme's Story")
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Davie Burbage (segment "David and Allison's Story")
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Satish (segment "Avi and Satish's Story")
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Avinash aka "Avi" (segment "Avi and Satish's Story")
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Dr. Trabulous (segment "Sandie's Story")
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Principal Peersall (segment "David and Allison's Story")
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Jerry Binder (segment "Judy's Story")
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Danny Keeler (segment "Emme's Story")
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Clayton (segment "Emme's Story")
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Lainie (segment "Judy's Story")
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Julie Driscoll (segment "Emme's Story")
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Safarah Polsky (segment "Emme's Story")
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Avinash alias Avi and his partner Satish are Manhattan-based Security guards, hired in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York. They have now been assigned to ensure the protection of a visiting Indian General, Ganjee. While Avi is a flirt, and of a cheerful disposition, Satish is quite grouchy, wrestling with personal and family problems. During their time together Avi will confess to Satish of his having sex with another woman and the consequences he must face. Emme Keeler caters to the rich and wealthy by making cakes and desserts, she must face up to facts especially when her closest competitor, Safarah Polsky, is on the verge of suicide; Judy Hillerman lives a routine and mundane life with her husband, Henry, and does feel like throttling him and tossing him over their 10th floor balcony; David and Burbage and his wife, Allison, must now accept that their overweight son, David, does have issues that need to be addressed, that is if they ever find time ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Rebuilding is a process.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$39,712 (USA) (23 June 2006)

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$150,071 (USA) (22 September 2006)
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WILHELM SCREAM: Heard on TV. See more »

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Avi says that the Mall of America in Minneapolis is the largest mall in the world. Actually, at the time of the store, CentralWorld Mall in Thailand is larger, opening in 1990. See more »

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[last lines]
Sandie - Dr. Trabulous' patient: I think I'm lost.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Beautifully woven, complex and subtle, it captures an essence of NYC after 9/11
29 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Beautifully woven, complex and subtle, this film captures an essence of NYC after 9/11. A great script, some stunning photography, an excellent score that helps tie it all together, and a great ensemble cast make this small film seem quite large. The emotions that bubble under the surface, only sometimes breaking through, give this film its strength and its power. Different stories of different people all struggling with day to day life sharing the common experience of being New Yorkers post 9/11. The references to what happened are almost all unspoken, evoked through the images displayed or the background sounds, yet there is no doubt that what happened is a force in the lives of all of these people. Intelligent film-making at its best.


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