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Niagara, Niagara (1997)

An outsider and a young woman plagued by Tourette's syndrome meet and together journey to Canada.

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Bob Gosse

Writer:

Matthew Weiss
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Tunney ... Marcy
Henry Thomas ... Seth
Michael Parks ... Walter
Stephen Lang ... Claude
John MacKay John MacKay ... Seth's Father
Alan Pottinger Alan Pottinger ... Sanitation Lot Cop
Sol Frieder Sol Frieder ... Pawnbroker
Candy Clark ... Sally
Andrew L. Phillips Andrew L. Phillips ... Sally's Policeman
Jeffrey Howard Jeffrey Howard ... Liquor Store Clerk
Shawn Hatosy ... Lead High School Punk
Adam Lauricella Adam Lauricella ... High School Punk #2 (as Adam T. Lauricella)
Jaime Lynn O'Hara Jaime Lynn O'Hara ... High School Girl
John Ventimiglia ... Doug
Clea DuVall ... Convenience Store Clerk
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Storyline

"Niagra, Niagra" begins quietly in a drugstore in Poughkeepsie, where Marcie, the film's disarming heroine, likes to shoplift. She literally crashes into Seth, a quiet outsider, also on a shoplifting spree. Marcie invites Seth to accompany her to Canada to find a black hairstyling head. They set off in Seth's beat-up station wagon, destined for a toy store in Toronto. While on the road, Marcie confides to Seth that she has Tourette's syndrome, necessitating a series of detours to liquor stories and pharmacies along the roads of upstate New York. Written by Anonymous

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Love can't be controlled.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality, substance abuse and strong language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ниагара, Ниагара See more »

Filming Locations:

Rosendale, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,224, 27 March 1998

Gross USA:

$168,462, 12 April 1998
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Shooting Gallery See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Both Kate Winslet and 'Juliette Lewis' turned down the role of Marcy. See more »

Goofs

The so-called Toronto Galleria is actually the Poughkeepsie Galleria in New York state's Hudson Valley. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Harold and Maude (1971) See more »

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Truckstop Coffee
Written by Henry Thomas
Performed by The Blue Heelers
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Shockingly Touching
16 June 2003 | by cuban_QTSee all my reviews

Like many others, I watched this movie on one of the indie movie channels on TV, mainly intrigued by the opening sequence (the shots of the characters shoplifting reminded me of the Breakfast Club for some reason--I think it was the trenchcoat and hi-tops) and unusual description. I didn't go into it with very high expectations, I guess because it was hard for me to get past "The Craft" in my mind. But I was truly shocked, and touched, by this film.

At first, the two characters seemed so strange, it was like they were trying TOO hard to be bizarre. But as the film progressed, their behavior took a backseat to the story that emerged--simply that of a star-crossed love, and the difficulty of being different in a society that has no place for you.

In a story that seems most familiar, the two go from one locale to another, seeking medicine, and comfort, but are turned away. The only friendly face they find is a self-ostracized woodsman, a self-confessed chicken lover. Just see it and you'll understand.

There were a couple of Harold and Maude references, including the final scene over Niagara Falls. It was just so powerful, the tension building to a moment you knew would be devastating...but it's almost impossible to accept how devastating it becomes. Left my crying for a good fifteen minutes. But it wasn't all sad. Marcy's disorder provides intentional comic relief at times, proving that sometimes laughing at the situation you're in is the only way to keep from going mad.

I will rent and watch again.


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