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Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976)

The ups and downs of life as experienced by a group of aspiring young artists in the early Fifties New York.

Director:

Paul Mazursky

Writer:

Paul Mazursky
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lenny Baker ... Larry Lapinsky
Shelley Winters ... Faye Lapinsky
Ellen Greene ... Sarah Roth
Lois Smith ... Anita Cunningham
Christopher Walken ... Robert Fulmer (as Chris Walken)
Dori Brenner Dori Brenner ... Connie
Antonio Fargas ... Bernstein Chandler
Lou Jacobi ... Herb
Mike Kellin ... Ben Lapinsky
Michael Egan Michael Egan ... Herbert Berghof - Acting Coach
Rashel Novikoff Rashel Novikoff ... Mrs. Tupperman (as Rachel Novikoff)
John C. Becher John C. Becher ... Sid Weinberg - Casting Director
Jeff Goldblum ... Clyde Baxter
Joe Spinell ... Cop at El Station (as Joe Spinnell)
Denise Galik ... Ellen
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Storyline

An aspiring Jewish actor moves out of his parents' Brooklyn apartment to seek his fortune in the bohemian life of Greenwich Village in 1953. He struggles to come to terms with his feelings about his mother's overbearing nature, while also trying to maintain his relationship with his girlfriend. Written by scgary66

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1953 Was a Good Year for Leaving Home

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Haar in der Suppe See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Sarah was based on Paul Mazursky's first girlfriend. See more »

Goofs

In one scene, Larry's mother, an opera fan, refers to a recording "from Verdi's 'Tosca'". "Tosca" was composed by Puccini, not Verdi. See more »

Quotes

Ellen: Was everything a joke to you?
Larry Lapinsky: Not everything.
Herbert Berghof - Acting Coach: See, you're joking right now, right?
Larry Lapinsky: What do you want me to say?
Herbert Berghof - Acting Coach: Joking is what's doing you in. Joking is the American actor's disease. It's the American person's disease. Because what you're doing is you're keeping reality out so that it won't touch you. The worst kind of joking you can do is keep life out. Commenting, editorializing, joking - terrible! Don't do it. It's fatal.
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References The Gunfighter (1950) See more »

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Great period piece
10 April 2001 | by rlipsettSee all my reviews

I stumbled on this film on USA last night, about 15 minutes in. It was alternately comedic and touching, with Lenny Baker playing a 20-something (Larry Lapinsky) in Greenwich Village in the '50s. Shelley Winter played his mother, who had a knack for showing up at the most inopportune moments and embarrassing her son. Both of them, along with Mike Kellin as Mr. Lapinsky, give excellent nuanced performances.

The central action of the movie is around Larry's attempts to become an actor, and around his friends in the village. The dialog is generally snappy and both dialog and visuals can be out-loud funny at times. 7/10.


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