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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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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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Runtime:

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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Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #2.1 (2003) See more »

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What You About?
Written by The Angel (as Angel C.)
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Courtesy of Supa Crucial Recordings
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Parker Posey is perfect in the title role of Party Girl
10 November 2015 | by tavmSee all my reviews

After 20 years of only hearing about this quirky comedy, I finally watched this on a DVD I borrowed from the, yes, library. Parker Posey is Mary-the title character who ends up working at the place where books are borrowed because a friend (her godmother who she calls by her first name, Judy) of her late mom is one of the employees there. But Mary, well, she's not always the most responsible of people. Still, she's quite charming especially when dancing or just wearing many of her stylish outfits either in the streets or at the dance clubs she frequents. Ms. Posey is funny and stunning throughout the movie. And her charms are multiplied every time she speaks. And I liked many of the mostly unknown supporting cast that's presented here. So on that note, I highly recommend Party Girl.


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