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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 and gets anal.

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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:

Una chica divertida 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the Spring 1995 edition of RQ (Reference & User Services Quarterly) an article by Dewdney & Mitchell appeared titled "Oranges and Peaches: Understanding Communication Accidents in the Reference Interview" details a reference interview at a library where the Origin of Species is mistaken for Oranges and Peaches, as in the film. According to the article's footnotes, the story was taken from a discussion on the LIBREF-L list (p. 534). It's unclear whether the script or the LIBREF-L discussion/article came first. See more »

Quotes

Mary: Do you realize how broke I am? What do you want me to do? I don't have a job. I'm a loser. Shoot me.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #1.1 (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Hopefully Yours
Written by Stina Nordenstam
Performed by Stina Nordenstam
Courtesy of East West Records / Warner Music UK, by Arrangement with Warner Special Products
Used by Permission of Chrysalis Songs (BMI)
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This movie is a must for any librarian worthy of the profession
20 May 2004 | by kelly-196See all my reviews

Parker Posey gives new meaning the Dewey Decimal System. Embracing library life she shows that those who work in libraries are not all eye-glass wearing, bun in the hair, sensible shoe types. AND the sound track can't be beat. This one gets me dancing every single time!

The story is sweet and fun. Posey is on target as a typical wild child avoiding work at all costs.

Librarians around the world should have this movie in their personal collections for viewing anytime. A great pick me up!

The stereotypes for librarians are out there - it is nice when mass media blows up those stereotypes (another place the stereotype was recently blasted was on the on the pages of BUST magazine in April 2004).


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