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Naked in New York (1993)

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Naked in New York begins in the car of grown up Jake, he is talking to us about his girlfriend, Joanne, (watch for the facial expressions) and to whom you can turn to for help while facing ... See full summary »

Director:

Daniel Algrant

Writers:

Daniel Algrant (as Dan Algrant), John Warren
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Stoltz ... Jake Briggs
Mary-Louise Parker ... Joanne White
Ralph Macchio ... Chris
Jill Clayburgh ... Shirley, Jake's Mother
Tony Curtis ... Carl Fisher
Timothy Dalton ... Elliot Price
Lynne Thigpen ... Helen
Kathleen Turner ... Dana Coles
Roscoe Lee Browne ... Mr. Ried
Whoopi Goldberg ... Tragedy Mask on Theater Wall
Paul Guilfoyle ... Roman, Jake's Father
Calista Flockhart ... Acting Student
Arabella Field ... Tammy Taylor
LisaGay Hamilton ... Marty
David Johansen ... Orangutang
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Storyline

Naked in New York begins in the car of grown up Jake, he is talking to us about his girlfriend, Joanne, (watch for the facial expressions) and to whom you can turn to for help while facing life ('your parents, nyaa, I don't think so'). From there it flashes back to his memories of his parents, college, house across from a squirrel infested peanut factory, best friend, writing career and Joanne. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desnudo en Nueva York See more »

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Gross USA:

$1,038,959
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Ralph Macchio's controversial role was chosen by his manager to "promote his popularity". See more »

Quotes

Jake Briggs: [while his girlfriend is taking pictures of him naked on the top of a giant rock] Can we get arrested for this or something?
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Referenced in The Divine Mr. Crisp (1994) See more »

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One Love
Performed by David Rudder
Produced by Joe R Brown and Charlie's Roots
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Much better film then I was expecting - Very underrated.
19 June 2002 | by livinatthemoviesSee all my reviews

I remember when this came out it was pretty much savaged by the critics, in fact it made a few 'worst films of the year' lists for 1994. For the life of me I can't understand why. Its really a quite good protrayal of a just out of college couple trying to make it in the 'art' world. Him (Eric Stoltz) as a playwrite, her (Mary-Louise Parker) as a photographer, and how their ambitions in the real world changes their relationship. It has good dialogue, some quirky-arty surreal effects (like when the stone faces in the wall started talking) which worked for me, and a great cast of believable characters. Jill Clayburgh was especially good in this one.

Kicking and Screaming, also underrated, is another film you'll like if you like this one.

Rent this one so you can remind yourself why you should never listen to critics (except this one of course ;) ).


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