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Slaves of New York (1989)

R | | Drama | March 1989 (USA)
Eleanor lives with the artist Stash. Just like his artist friends, he is completely unknown but is waiting for the big break. Stash is mean to her and finally she leaves him. Ironically, ... See full summary »

Director:

James Ivory

Writers:

Tama Janowitz (based on the stories by), Tama Janowitz (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernadette Peters ... Eleanor
Chris Sarandon ... Victor Okrent
Mary Beth Hurt ... Ginger Booth
Madeleine Potter ... Daria
Adam Coleman Howard ... Stash
Jsu Garcia ... Marley (as Nick Corri)
Charles McCaughan ... Sherman
John Harkins ... Chuck Dade Dolger
Mercedes Ruehl ... Samantha
Joe Leeway ... Jonny Jalouse
Anna Katarina ... Mooshka
Bruce Peter Young Bruce Peter Young ... Mikell
Michael Schoeffling ... Jan
Steve Buscemi ... Wilfredo
Jonas Abry Jonas Abry ... Mickey
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Storyline

Eleanor lives with the artist Stash. Just like his artist friends, he is completely unknown but is waiting for the big break. Stash is mean to her and finally she leaves him. Ironically, she gets her big break - as a hat designer. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Esclaves de New York See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$463,972
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Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Tama Janowitz originally wrote the screenplay for Andy Warhol. After Andy Warhol's death Merchant-Ivory bought the script. See more »

Quotes

Eleanor: What happened? Where were you?
Stash: Daria was helping me at the studio and I walked her home and took her dog for a walk and it was attacked by a cheetah.
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I Need a Man
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Performed by Eurythmics
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Stash is a jerk
25 May 2000 | by Boyo-2See all my reviews

Why did Eleanor put up with Stash? Why is Daria so annoying? Why didn't this movie get any play at all?

It has a great cast, with (literally) hundreds of "New York" types, and every single SoHo type is represented, eventually. I like Bernadette Peters so I appreciate this movie cause its one of her only starring roles.

For a touch of trivia, at the party Eleanor throws at the end, the woman who spends the party hiding in the bathroom is Tama Janowitz, who wrote the novel "Slaves of New York".


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