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What Happened Was... (1994)

This darkly humorous film explores the personal psychic landscape of two lonely New Yorkers. Jackie and Michael are coworkers at a large law firm, who decide to meet at Jackie's for dinner ... See full summary »

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Tom Noonan

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Tom Noonan (play), Tom Noonan (screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
Karen Sillas ... Jackie Marsh
Tom Noonan ... Michael
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This darkly humorous film explores the personal psychic landscape of two lonely New Yorkers. Jackie and Michael are coworkers at a large law firm, who decide to meet at Jackie's for dinner one night. As this 'first date' plays out, the audience is guided through a mental minefield of disappointment, desolation, and desperation. Their conversation, with its awkward 'small talk', slowly reveals their unhappy lives.... Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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English

Release Date:

9 September 1994 (USA) See more »

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Romance entre Amigos See more »

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$120,000 (estimated)
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Color
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Tom Noonan's directal debut of a full length feature film. See more »


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One Day Too Late
Written and Produced by Billy Seidman
Performed by LaJuan Carter
by arrangement with Northern Exposure Music
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We've all been there
20 June 1999 | by fifoSee all my reviews

Tom Noonan's excellent play describes two lonely, damaged people trying to connect, and in the process dark secrets emerge. The only hope for these people is that however difficult, by confronting the demons their respective pasts hold for them, a chance of an honest relationship becomes possible. Kudos to Noonan for keeping the delicious tension new relationships have by his treatment of the ending.

Stay with it. It's worth the time.


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