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Party Girl (1995)

R | | Comedy | 9 June 1995 (USA)
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Mary is a free-spirited young woman with a run-down New York apartment and a high fashion wardrobe. She calls her godmother, a librarian, for bail money after being arrested for throwing an... See full summary »

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Harry Birckmayer (screenplay), Harry Birckmayer (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Parker Posey ... Mary
Anthony DeSando ... Derrick
Guillermo Díaz ... Leo
Donna Mitchell ... Rene
Liev Schreiber ... Nigel
Omar Townsend ... Mustafa
Sasha von Scherler ... Judy Lindendorf
Lum Chang Pang Lum Chang Pang ... Policeman
Elizabeth Beer Elizabeth Beer ... Hi-Tech Falafel Vendor
Richard Topol ... Hannah Buff
C. Francis Blackchild C. Francis Blackchild ... Wanda
John Ventimiglia ... Tough Guy (as Johnny Ventimiglia)
Dwight Ewell Dwight Ewell ... He-He-Hello Trio
Teresa Lebron Teresa Lebron ... He-He-Hello Trio
Wendell Daughtery Wendell Daughtery ... He-He-Hello Trio
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Storyline

Mary is a free-spirited young woman with a run-down New York apartment and a high fashion wardrobe. She calls her godmother, a librarian, for bail money after being arrested for throwing an illegal party. To repay the loan, she begins working as a library clerk. At first she hates it, but when challenged decides to master the Dewey Decimal System and become a great library clerk, while romancing a falafel vendor and helping her roommate in his goal to become a professional DJ. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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Sassy, savvy and definitely clued-in!

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and drug content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Una chica divertida See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$472,370
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Party Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was turned into a short lived FOX sitcom starring Christine Taylor, Swoosie Kurtz and John Cameron Mitchell. See more »

Quotes

Derrick: Have you seen Karl?
Mary: Ugh! He came already, he's not coming back.
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Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #2.1 (2003) See more »

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You Don't Love Me
Written by Dawn Penn
Performed by Dawn Penn
Courtesy of Big Beat Records
Used by Permission of Bird Beak / Mc Guffin (BMI)
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Surprisingly good movie
14 August 2004 | by dubbleglokSee all my reviews

I remember seeing this years ago when it first came out and I was floored by Parker Posey's performance. And the movie was pretty good also. For anyone who's spent a little too much time in the nightclub/after-hours scene, this movie will have a special charm for you. Not too serious, mostly funny, and Parker Posey definitely blazes her talented way through this indie gem.

I especially liked the Diaz character (reminded me of every single struggling DJ I've ever known). And many other movies could take a cue from this movie on how to preach the virtue of responsibility without being boring and bland about it.

Babaganoosh!


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