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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.

Writers:

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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Trivia

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

Quotes

Mary: He-he- hello!
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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

Desire Soars Up/Aase Hechchagide
Written by Vijaya Anand & Chi Udayashankar (as Chi. Udaya Shanker)
Performed by S.P. Balasubrahmanyam (as S.P. Balasubrahmanyam) & Vani Jairam
Courtesy of Luaka Bop & Sangeetha - the Mastering Company
Used by Permission of Shake Boom (ASCAP)
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The second best movie ever made about librarians.
23 March 1999 | by Rand-AlSee all my reviews

This movie should be required viewing for all librarians or would-be librarians. All of the best lines are directly related to librarianship. The public library vs. academic library argument is a classic argument waged among librarians and library school students. It also breaks many librarian stereotypes. Librarians might even be capable of having fun -- even if they don't *usually* have sex in the romance languages section! (The best movie about librarians? Desk Set, with Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, of course.)


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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

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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