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Cafe Society (1995)

A society playboy with a taste for the lowlife is set up for exploitation by an unscrupulous undercover cop and his shadowy political masters.

Director:

Raymond De Felitta
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Whaley ... Mickey Jelke
Peter Gallagher ... Jack Kale
Lara Flynn Boyle ... Pat Ward
John Spencer ... Ray Davioni
Anna Levine ... Erica Steele (as Anna Thomson)
Christopher Murney ... Frank Frustinsky
Paul Guilfoyle ... Anthony Liebler
Richard B. Shull ... Samuel Segal
David Patrick Kelly ... J. Roland Sala
Cynthia Watros ... Dianne Harris
Alan Manson Alan Manson ... Judge Valente
Alan North ... Frank Hogan
Kelly Bishop ... Mrs. Jelke
Zach Grenier ... Milton Macka
Ivy Jones ... Dorothy Kilgallen (as Ivy De Felitta)
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Storyline

New York 1952. Mickey Jelke inherits a big sum of money and spends his nights in Manhattan, painting the city red. Night after night, he can be found in one Broadway bar or the other, in the company of disreputable persons like pimps and prostitutes. One day,a shady cop, aided by Mickey's own girlfriend, Patricia, decides to accuse him of running a prostitution network. A scandal breaks out. Written by Guy Bellinger

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The Shocking True Story Of The Fall Of High Society.

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and some language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 1996 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Cafeneaua See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,325, 20 July 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,325, 20 July 1997
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Mickey Jelke: Sorry you were late.
Patricia Ward: I forgive you.
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Soundtracks

Mambo No. 1
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Music by Louis Donati
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A fine film; based on true incidents
11 January 2001 | by jack_94706See all my reviews

I saw this film at the home of some senior friends of mine who have a satellite dish. They both are in their eighties, but lived in New York City at the time of the events which take place in the movie. We all found the film entertaining, lively, well-written. My friends vouched for its accuracy as to what really happened. There's a bit more drama, more suspense, than the title alone suggests. Well worth your time.


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