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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
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Director Hoffman says, in his commentary, that although they had to shoot fifteen or sixteen takes of some scenes, the cast and crew completed the entire film in twenty days. 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 »
[describing theater critic Steven Schwimmer to Nicky:]
Steven not only wears disguises. He goes to the theater armed.
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Based on a true story, a dark and heavily emotional drama about a playwrite Nicky in 1986 NY who loves the Red Sox so much, he skips the opening night of his play to see game 6 of the 1986 world series between the Mets and the Sox. Nicky has a series of conversations with a myriad of people he knows and meets in the days leading up to game 6. They all help Nicky deal with life's stresses consisting of a particularly nasty Broadway critic who has nothing good to say about anyone and kills the careers of anyone unfortunate enough to fall under his poison pen. His impending divorce over his long affair. A major actor that is forgetting his lines due to a parasitic illness. The beginning of his estrangement of his daughter over the divorce and his neglect of their relationship. The excellent acting envelopes you as the slow and deliberate plot plays out. If quality of acting is important to you, you should see this movie.
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