An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in.
The movie is a coming-of-age drama about a boy growing up in Astoria, N.Y., during the 1980s. As his friends end up dead, on drugs or in prison, he comes to believe he has been saved from their fate by various so-called saints.
Robert Downey Jr.,
Nicky Rogan's new play is opening on Broadway and many agree, he has written the best play his career. Or has he? Critic Steven Schwimmer is slated to review and he's ruined many a playwright with his scathing words. Nicky is becoming concerned, but instead chooses to obsess over his Red Sox and their chances again the Mets in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. Will the Sox and his play come crashing down on the same night? Written by
Martin Lewison <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Michael Rogan's (Nicky's father's) home was actually shot inside a small shed in Williamsburg, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, not in the morning, as it appears to be, but between 11:00 at night and 8:00 in the morning. See more »
In one of the taxi/traffic scenes, a passenger in the car behind Michael Keaton's character is out of the car looking to see the cause of traffic. The passenger is an Orthodox Jew. However, this movie takes place on a Saturday (10/25/86), the Jewish Sabbath. An orthodox Jew would not be allowed in a car on Sabbath. See more »
The excellent combination of the featured players made for an odd & entertaining film. Very "Indy". I plan to watch it again. Keaton is always great to watch - natural acting style, and those facial expressions & body language! I laughed out loud at the kiss he gave Bebe Neuwirth. She's another fine actor, and can do anything (have you seen her dance & sing on Broadway?). Griffin Dunne & Robert Downey, Jr. were delightfully eccentric. RDJ is one actor I'd watch in ANYTHING), as with Keaton. They always provide something outstanding to enjoy. The men in our family are Yankees & football Giants fans, and truly devoted, but I now believe that people can get overly obsessed with a sports team, after having viewed this film.
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