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Sudden Manhattan (1996)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 7 March 1997 (USA)
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Donna witnesses identical murders on the same street on different days. Is this a supernatural conspiracy or is she merely cracking up?

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Adrienne Shelly

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Adrienne Shelly
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrienne Shelly ... Donna
Tim Guinee ... Adam
Roger Rees ... Murphy
Louise Lasser ... Dominga
Hynden Walch ... Georgie
Jon Sklaroff ... Alex
Paul Cassell ... Ian
Chuck Montgomery ... Bearded Man
Dave Simonds ... Roses Man
Melinda Wade ... Roses Woman
Pamela Gray ... Bagel Business Woman
Brian Quirk Brian Quirk ... Playwright
C.C. Loveheart C.C. Loveheart ... Waitress
Shirl Bernheim Shirl Bernheim ... Old Lady #1
Elizabeth Newett Elizabeth Newett ... Old Lady #2
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Donna witnesses identical murders on the same street on different days. Is this a supernatural conspiracy or is she merely cracking up? Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Subitamente Manhattan See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Phaedra Cinema See more »
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Color
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Donna: How did you know where I live?
Adam: I followed you.
Donna: Okaaaaay.
Adam: Can I come in?
Donna: You went to all the trouble of stalking me, I guess it would be rude to send you away.
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Highly overlooked, accomplished work of comedy and subtlety!!!
10 January 2001 | by DomingaSee all my reviews

Sudden Manhattan reflects a great love of the subtle moments in life. There are no "stock" characters within this film, each subject has their own individual quirks and fetishes, and fulfills the "Lattice of Coincidence" that becomes the plot for this movie. The movie is highly entertaining and a great departure from the predictable, and boring block-busters. This film is genuine and lacks the pretense of would-be "Artsy" independent films to which we are often subjected. Adrienne Shelley (the film's writer/director/lead) has a sly sense of humor, and her love of New York and "real conversation" is palpable and hilarious. Here is a talent who finds the art in real life. Worthy of eleven, if not one hundred, stars.


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