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Permanent Vacation (1980)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 25 April 1984 (France)
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A young man wanders New York City searching for some meaning in life and encounters many idiosyncratic characters.

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Jim Jarmusch

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Jim Jarmusch
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Parker ... Allie
Leila Gastil Leila Gastil ... Leila
John Lurie ... Sax player
Richard Boes Richard Boes ... War vet
Sara Driver ... Nurse
Charlie Spademan Charlie Spademan ... Patient
Jane Fire Jane Fire ... Nurse
Ruth Bolton Ruth Bolton ... Mother
Evelyn Smith Evelyn Smith ... Patient
María Duval María Duval ... Latin girl
Lisa Rosen Lisa Rosen ... Popcorn girl
Frankie Faison ... Man in lobby
Suzanne Fletcher Suzanne Fletcher ... Girl in car
Felice Rosser Felice Rosser ... Woman by mailbox
Eric Mitchell Eric Mitchell ... Car fence
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In downtown Manhattan, a twenty-something boy ('Chris Parker')whose Father is not around and whose Mother is institutionalized, is a big Charlie Parker fan. He almost subconsciously searches for more meaning in his life and meets a few characters along the way. Written by Anonymous

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The Doppler Effect mentioned by the man in the lobby ('Frank Faison'), is the change in a sound (frequency and wavelength) noticed by an observer as a sound source moves relative to the observer. See more »

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The reflection of Leila sitting in the chair shows the the back of the chair near to the mirror, when all other shots have it the other side of Leila. See more »

Quotes

Allie: [reading from a book] She has dropped a roll of paper from her breast. A stranger picks it up, shuts himself in his room all night, and reads the manuscript, which contains the following: When she ventured out with her silk net, on the end of a russ, chasing the wild, free hummingbird. Send me one and I, in return, will wreath a garland of violets, mint, and geraniums. I was not present at the event of which my daughter's death was the result. If I had been, I would have defended that angel at ...
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References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

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Sally, Go 'Round the Roses
Written by Zell Sanders and Abner Spector
Performed by The Jaynetts
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Gem for those who appreciate this kind of movies
21 October 2015 | by igorfadoSee all my reviews

This movie might be a gift for some with sophisticated and unusual gusto. However it lacks many details that are important for making a movie a fully fledged oeuvre and make it easy for a wide range of viewers to appreciate. So I would better tell about it's merits.

1. Stunning, perplexing, pervasive, strange atmosphere. It's a very atmospheric movie.

2. The protagonist may be annoying but this is the way he is! This is such a kind of a person so you have an opportunity to grasp it.

3. Weird soundtrack helps you feel the atmosphere and dissolve the viewer's mind in the atmosphere of the film.

4. The settings (images) which is pretty rare to see elsewhere.

5. If you live fresh raw simplistic movies, this one is a good example.

6. Raw sounds make you feel inside the movie.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1984 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dauernd Ferien See more »

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Roosevelt Island, New York, USA See more »

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