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Nick is desperate, holed up in a cheap hotel, suffering from an ulcer and convinced that a local mobster wants him killed. He calls Mikey, his friend since childhood, but when Mikey arrives, Nick won't let him in: his moods swing. So begins a long night as Mike tries to take care of Nick, calm him down and get him out of town. Their sojourn - on foot and in a city bus - takes them to a bar, a club, toward a movie theater, to the cemetery where Nick's mom is buried, and to Nick's girlfriend's apartment. Tempers fray and the friendship is tested. Meanwhile, a hit man who's getting information from someone is indeed looking for Nick.Written by
Elaine May shot over one million feet of film for the production-a two hour feature is just under 11,000 See more »
When Mikey is in the street picking up pieces of his watch, multiple crew members are behind him ducking behind bushes and moving around the 1 hr 9 min mark. See more »
[they have just climbed over the wall of a cemetery]
I'm exhausted really, Nick. This is foolish. Nick, please. It's just foolish.
Frankly, I think it's ridiculous.
You didn't like my mother?
I loved your mother. I thought she was a wonderful woman.
Why is it ridiculous to visit her grave?
Because it's one o'clock in the morning.
That makes it nicer.
It doesn't make it anything, Nick. A grave is a grave. There's not a religion in the world that says a person's soul is buried with them ...
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This movie makes me want to fight for its respect!
People give respect to give respect to Scorsese's "Casino", to "Taxi Driver", to "Mean Streets", they give respect to "The Godfather" and a whole slew of gritty organized crime movies. But I've never heard a single mention of this movie. Thankfully, people have been coming slowly around to Cassavetes-directed movies, but seldom, if ever, have I heard anyone compliment this movie for which Cassavetes is only credited for his acting. The silence regarding this movie is ridiculous, because of how great this movie is. It's so pure, it's so rough, it makes "Mean Streets" look big budget. The director, the comic-timing pro Elaine May, is a genius to let the actors do their thing, because they are legendary actors and to get too involved would ruin the chemistry. I think it's wise to go into this movie without knowing too much except maybe the names of the two leads and the director, and that the whole production is amazing without being perfect.
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