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The New Age (1994)

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Episodic story about a yuppie couple who're going broke, and can't decide if they want to stay together - but openly sleep around and experiment with different lifestyles, or not.

Director:

Michael Tolkin

Writer:

Michael Tolkin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Weller ... Peter Witner
Judy Davis ... Katherine Witner
Patrick Bauchau ... Jean Levy
Rachel Rosenthal Rachel Rosenthal ... Sarah Friedberg
Adam West ... Jeff Witner
Paula Marshall ... Alison Gale
Bruce Ramsay ... Misha
Tanya Pohlkotte Tanya Pohlkotte ... Bettina
Susan Traylor ... Ellen Saltonstall
Patricia Heaton ... Anna
John Diehl ... Lyle
Maureen Mueller ... Laura
Sandra Seacat ... Mary Netter
Samuel L. Jackson ... Dale Deveaux
Audra Lindley ... Sandi Rego
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Storyline

A 'grown-up' film about adult relationships, and the vapidness of new ageism. Peter and Katherine Witner are well-off, SoCal yuppies. They're intelligent, and have great jobs but no centre - no real foundation which gives messaging to their lives - just very hedonistic, and emotionally immature. When they both lose their jobs, they begin to have sex with various partners. As a solution to their situation; they decide to start a business, together, and in order to find meaning to their empty lives, they turn to various new age gurus, and other such groups. Eventually, they emotionally hit rock bottom, and must make some hard decisions. Written by Reid Gagle

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A shopping spree for the morally bankrupt.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Was #9 on Roger Ebert's list of the Best Films of 1994. See more »

Quotes

Peter Witner: Did you know that in Chinese the word for "crisis" is the same as the word for "opportunity"?
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Referenced in Hanging with Batman (2014) See more »

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Pure CRAP!
26 February 2000 | by CupidGrlSee all my reviews

This movie sux so bad! I feel for the actors in it, because if I would've been in it, I couldn't help but fall asleep probably! This movie is so pitiful, I don't even know how I finished it. I rented it because I like Bruce Ramsay, but even he didn't save it 4 me. Don't rent it!!!!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,797, 18 September 1994

Gross USA:

$245,217

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$245,217
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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