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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 ... 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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Taglines:

1953 Was a Good Year for Leaving Home

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Included among the American Film Institute's 2000 list of the 500 movies nominated for the Top 100 Funniest American Movies. See more »

Goofs

Set in 1953, but the unmistakable twin towers of the World Trade Center (completed in 1973) are visible in an exterior scene. See more »

Quotes

Nick Kessel: Hi. Buenas noches, señor. Senñorita.
Larry Lapinsky: How are you?
Nick Kessel: Good.
Sarah Roth: Who is that?
Larry Lapinsky: It's Nick Kessler. He's a crazy guy. He saved up all his money to go to Mexico. Wanted to see the ruins. You know, get into the primitive thing. So, he quit his job and everything, and he took off for Mexico City on Monday. Two beers, Ray.
Sarah Roth: Yesterday Monday?
Larry Lapinsky: Right. So he got off the plane, and he ate a taco... and he got a terrible case of the shits... so he took the next plane back. He spent two and a half hours in Mexico. He says ...
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Connections

References The Gunfighter (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Little Brown Jug
Written by Joseph Winner (uncredited)
Arranged by Bill Finegan (uncredited)
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Next Stop, Greenwich Village See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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