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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Marcy
... Seth
... Walter
... Claude
John MacKay ... Seth's Father
Alan Pottinger ... Sanitation Lot Cop
Sol Frieder ... Pawnbroker
... Sally
Andrew L. Phillips ... Sally's Policeman
Jeffrey Howard ... Liquor Store Clerk
... Lead High School Punk
Adam Lauricella ... High School Punk #2 (as Adam T. Lauricella)
Jaime Lynn O'Hara ... High School Girl
... Doug
... Convenience Store Clerk


"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.


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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





Release Date:

20 March 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ниагара, Ниагара  »

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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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Did You Know?


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


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


References Charlie's Angels (1976) See more »


Regarding Mary
Written and Performed by Patty Griffin
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Intelligently bizarre!
7 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

Henry Thomas, and Robin Tunny, are a couple of the most underrated performers in the business. It's beyond me as to why they haven't received more recognition than they have. This movie is a perfect example of how boundless their abilities are.

Acting out the lives of folks who could be referred to as a bit odd seems to be their speciality, and if these characters ain't odd, I'm at a loss to find anyone who is.

The story is funny, romantic, dramatic, complicated, and tragic. I hated the ending, but if I hadn't, I wouldn't have loved the story as a whole. So there ya go.

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