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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 Thomson ... Erica Steele
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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Taglines:

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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Quotes

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

Remind Me
(1940)
Music by Jerome Kern
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Courtesy of Polygram International Publishing
Performed by Peggy Lee
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from Cema Special Markets
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Every single character is intensely unlikeable
11 March 2016 | by smatysiaSee all my reviews

Not a lot to say about this one. I had taped it from cable some years ago, probably because it had Lara Flynn Boyle in it. I suppose it was a direct-to-video release. It does not seem to have been seen widely, with only 3 comments and 280 ratings. It is very professionally done, with nice sets and costumes, good photography, and unobtrusive direction. It also sports a good cast, with good performances by Miss Boyle, Frank Whaley, and John Spencer. Honorable mention to Anna Levine and Cynthia Watros. But every single character was intensely unlikeable. That's not necessarily a fatal flaw for a movie, but it turned out that way in this one. The cast and crew could not overcome the script.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 1996 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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