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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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Box Office

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


Soundtracks

One Day Too Late
Written and Produced by Billy Seidman
Performed by LaJuan Carter
by arrangement with Northern Exposure Music
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Incredible movie
15 January 1999 | by fridaySee all my reviews

This movie may not appeal to all people (as I see from another comment) but was a great, biting, black movie with A+ dialogue. It brings you into the lives of two people, who are not all they appear to be. Tom Noonan is a brilliant screen writer. It is a one-room setting, like a play, but reels you in regardless (like Lifeboat). If you don't appreciate dialogue and the idiosyncrasies of human nature, you will not appreciate this movie.


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