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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

Writers:

Tom Noonan (play), Tom Noonan (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Karen Sillas ... Jackie Marsh
Tom Noonan ... Michael
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Storyline

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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R | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Tom Noonan

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Afto pou egine... See more »

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Budget:

$120,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$327,482
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Production Co:

Genre Pictures,Good Machine See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Tom Noonan and Karen Sillas had both previously guest-starred on episodes of the "Monsters" anthology series. See more »


Soundtracks

Voices Carry
Written by Michael Hausman, Joseph Pesce and Aimee Mann
Performed by Til Tuesday
Published by Intersong, USA
(Warner-Chappell Music)
Courtesy Epic Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Loneliness...
10 December 2004 | by cewasmuthiiiSee all my reviews

I watched this movie the other night and I thoroughly enjoyed it. However, you must be in the proper mood to enjoy a movie such as this. This movie centers around 2 lonely characters, man and woman, on a 'first' date at the woman's apartment. This movie is not too funny nor is it fast paced. The movie simply tries to flesh out each person's character for 90 minutes. This movie also led to some candid discussion between my fiancé and I, especially about the man's 'troubles' at the end of the film. We also discussed if there would be a 'second' date between them. The movie is steeped in realism and is shot very well. Worth a look if you're in the proper mood for a slow but interesting, character development story. 6 out of 10.


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