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New York, New York (1977)

An egotistical saxophonist and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long, up-hill climb.

Director:

Martin Scorsese

Writers:

Earl Mac Rauch (screenplay), Mardik Martin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liza Minnelli ... Francine Evans
Robert De Niro ... Jimmy Doyle
Lionel Stander ... Tony Harwell
Barry Primus ... Paul Wilson
Mary Kay Place ... Bernice Bennett
Georgie Auld Georgie Auld ... Frankie Harte
George Memmoli ... Nicky
Dick Miller ... Palm Club Owner
Murray Moston Murray Moston ... Horace Morris
Leonard Gaines Leonard Gaines ... Artie Kirks (as Lenny Gaines)
Clarence Clemons ... Cecil Powell
Kathi McGinnis Kathi McGinnis ... Ellen Flannery
Norman Palmer Norman Palmer ... Desk Clerk
Adam David Winkler Adam David Winkler ... Jimmy Doyle Jr.
Dimitri Logothetis ... Desk Clerk
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Storyline

The day WWII ends, Jimmy, a selfish and smooth-talking musician, meets Francine, a lounge singer. From that moment on, their relationship grows into love as they struggle with their careers and aim for the top. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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A love story is like a song. It's beautiful while it lasts. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Musical

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nea Yorki, Nea Yorki See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$13,800,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1981 re-issue) | (re-cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The original song titled "Theme from New York, New York" was scrapped at the insistence of Robert De Niro. Grudgingly, John Kander and Fred Ebb wrote a new version, which has since become one of the most famous and often recorded songs in history. Kander and Ebb have often expressed extreme gratitude to De Niro for his influence. See more »

Goofs

During the VJ dance sequence when Jimmy (DeNiro) is initially trying to pick up Francine (Minnelli), the cherry in her drink disappears (when she eats it in one shot) but then reappears in her drink only to disappear in subsequent shots. See more »

Quotes

Francine: That was it! That was you proposal, get your coat on, put your shoes on, lets go, lets go, lets go, that was it!
Jimmy: Whats wrong with that?
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Alternate Versions

Originally released at 153 minutes, then cut to 136 minutes and finally re-released in 1981 in a 164-minutes special edition with restored material, including the complete musical number "Happy Endings," which was seen in a much shorter version in the originally released version of the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Martin Scorsese, l'émotion par la musique (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

But the World Goes 'Round
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Performed by Liza Minnelli (uncredited)
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This film makes my top 20 of all time! I kid you not!
19 June 2001 | by gasgiantSee all my reviews

New York, New York is a marvel. The beautiful production design of this dark chamber musical helps us see a side of post-War America many of us are unfamiliar with. The destructive relationship of lead characters Francine Evans and Jimmy Doyle (Liza Minelli and Robert DeNiro) does not obscure their obvious love for each other and their music. The film is a burgundy-tinged valentine to the musicals of the 40's, and there is frequent wonderful humor and a delightful supporting turn by Lionel Stander. Do not listen to the nay-sayers; this is Martin Scorsese's finest film.


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