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Party Girl (1995)

R | | Comedy | 9 June 1995 (USA)
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Party girl Mary gets bailed out of jail by her librarian godmother. She starts working at the library, slowly fills her empty brain.

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Harry Birckmayer (screenplay), Harry Birckmayer (story) | 3 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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Taglines:

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Party Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$57,237, 11 June 1995

Gross USA:

$472,370

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$472,370
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Party Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

On June 3, 1995, it became the first feature film to be shown in its entirety on the Internet through Glenn Fleishman's Point of Presence Company (POPCO). Parker Posey appeared live in the POPCO offices to introduce the film and welcome Internet viewers. See more »

Quotes

Mary: [Trying to sell some clothes] Fifty? but it's Gaultier, it's a collector's item!
Consignment shop owner: honey, it's got two buttons missing
Mary: [blank stare]
Consignment shop owner: alright, i'll give you $50, but i won't take this
[condescending laugh]
Consignment shop owner: that's vintage.
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Crazy Credits

Mary's singing can be heard again at the very end of the credits. See more »


Soundtracks

U Got Me Up - Underground Goodies Mix
Written by Dajae & Green Velvet (as Cajmere)
Performed by Dajae
Courtesy of Cajual Records
Used by Permission of Cajual / Karen D. Gordon (ASCAP)
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Club hopping
5 February 2005 | by jotix100See all my reviews

"Party Girl" capitalizes on the tremendous charm of Parker Posey. In fact, at times, the movie seems to be a vehicle in which Ms. Posey is allow to play herself, as she normally is in real life.

The film, directed by Daisy Von Scherler Mayer, is a treat for Ms. Posey's fans. Ms. Von Scherler Mayer takes us on a wild trip into lower Manhattan to show us this aimless soul whose life is dedicated to have fun in the different clubs she constantly frequents. This is an era that still was more naive than what that area and the adjacent Meat Market districts became. At least, there are no pretensions in the films and we see down to earth people going about their lives in a normal way, if we can call it that way.

Parker Posey makes an amazing Mary. It's because of Parker Posey we enjoy the movie more than if another actress would have played Mary. She is the whole picture. The rest of the cast is good.


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