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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 »
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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)

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

According to Daisy von Scherler Mayer, Eric Stoltz was in the opening party scene but his footage was cut. See more »

Quotes

Mary: Do you know the story of Sisyphus?
Leo: Who?
Mary: Sisyphus. It's a myth about this guy who had to roll or push this incredibly huge rock up this steep mountain. Every time he would get to the top of this mountain the rock would roll down again. he would watch this and walk back down the mountain and do it all over again. Forever.
Leo: Drag.
Mary: It's a metaphor for life, Leo. It's famous. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.
Leo: Bullshit. He's miserable.
Mary: He doesn't have to be. He accepts his fate.
Leo: You're telling me if you...
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

What You About
Written by The Angel (as Angel C.), Cokni O'Dire (as O. Williams)
Performed by The Angel featuring Cokni O'Dire
Courtesy of So Deep Records
Used by Permission of Devilishly Good Toons (BMI) /Scheme Team Music (ASCAP)
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A trip back to the early rave days.
3 June 2003 | by tsundaeSee all my reviews

"Party Girl" is one of my all time favorite movies. The movie portrayed early 90's raving very well. Raves became distorted in later movies and television shows trying to depict that era of clubbing. The only show I can think of at the moment is "Saved by the Bell: The College Years" where Zack, wearing all plaid, has an idea to have a rave on campus, decked out with black lights, horrible music, and "whip-its."

"Party Girl" set itself apart from these stereotypical rave-umentaries by showing how raves (true raves) were not glow-stick, lolly-sucking teenage rebellion-fests. Posey, showing style and attitude, portrayed an over-the-top character who isn't necessarily perfect, but plays her part well. The movie isn't all about drugs, like other genre movies such as "Playing Mona Lisa." Posey played a girl that I know many of.

The movie epitomized the early 90's rave era. Watch this movie at least once just for Posey's performance.


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