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New York Stories (1989)

A middle-aged artist obsessed with his pretty young assistant, a precocious 12 year old living in a hotel, and a neurotic lawyer with a possessive mother make up three Gotham tales.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sheldon (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
Marvin Chatinover ... Psychiatrist (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
... Mother (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
... Lisa (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
Molly Regan ... Sheldon's Secretary (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
Ira Wheeler ... Mr. Bates (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
Joan Bud ... Board Member (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
Jessie Keosian ... Aunt Ceil (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
Michael Rizzo ... Waiter (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
George Schindler ... Shandu, The Magician (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
Bridgit Ryan ... Rita (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
... Theater Manager (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
... Detective Flynn / Clifford the Doorman / Cop (segments "Life Lessons" - "Life without Zoe" - "Oedipus Wrecks")
Herschel Rosen ... Store Clerk (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
Lola André ... Citizen (segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
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A middle-aged artist obsessed with his pretty young assistant, a precocious 12 year old living in a hotel, and a neurotic lawyer with a possessive mother make up three Gotham tales.

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One City. Three Stories Tall.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

10 March 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Life Lessons  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$10,763,469
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Powell helped with a major story problem in Woody Allen's segment. See more »

Quotes

Zoe: [to her mother about her Joan Crawford-styled dress] A woman shouldn't have bigger shoulders than a man.
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Crazy Credits

Coppola's segment introduces cast and crew members only by their first name during the opening titles. See more »

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I Want A Girl (Just Like The Girl That Married Dear Old Dad)
Written by William Dillon & Harry von Tilzer (as Harry Von Tilzer)
Performed by Frankie Carle
Courtesy of CBS Records
Also performed by Bernie Leighton
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Two out of three are great!
27 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

This film is quite fascinating-in parts. My best advice to anyone renting it is to sit back and thoroughly enjoy the first segment by Martin Scorsese ("Life Lessons")-although you may be sick of "A Whiter Shade of Pale" by the end of it, or you may have a new reason to love it. Then, I suggest you fast forward through the painful middle story by Francis Ford Coppola. I really tried to like it, seeing as how this was the same man who brought us "The Godfather." Alas, even I couldn't sit through it. Then, watch Woody Allen's very funny "Oedipus Wrecks." This short film, like Albert Brooks' "Mother" will have you going, "My God, it's Mom!" A satisfying rent. Try to get the people at Blockbuster to knock fifty cents off the price for not watching the middle part.


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