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Shoeshine (1987)

During a ride on the Staten Island Ferry, a young Wall Street investment banker and an old shoeshine man begin chatting and discussing their life philosophies.

Director:

Tom Abrams

Writer:

Tom Abrams
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jerry Stiller ... Shoeshine Man
Ben Stiller ... Investment Banker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jordan Flash Rose Jordan Flash Rose ... (as Chillie Mo)
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Storyline

During a ride on the Staten Island Ferry, a young Wall Street investment banker and an old shoeshine man begin chatting and discussing their life philosophies.

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Genres:

Short | Comedy

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Tom Abrams Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Columbia film student Tom Abrams wrote the movie in the fall of 1986 when HBO Workshop, a program geared toward young film directors, sponsored a contest for film students. They were to send HBO their scripts for a short film and the company would pick four of them to license and co-finance. Abrams was one of the winners, so HBO provided 5000$ for the movie's 9000$ budget. The short ended up being nominated for an Oscar in the live action short category. See more »

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