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Joe and Mary have been living together in Manhattan for six years. Joe is an actor, who has no agent and no thesping credits, but whose ambitions are very high. He works as a waiter at a ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Joe
... Mary
... Kelly
... Bob
... Tina
... Blair
... Sahara (as Bridgette Wilson)
... Dr. Leuter
... Ernst
... Dee Dee Taylor
... Doug
Beatrice Winde ... Wilma
Schecter Lee ... Chang
... Harassing Man
Wayne Parent ... Blair's Assistant
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Joe and Mary have been living together in Manhattan for six years. Joe is an actor, who has no agent and no thesping credits, but whose ambitions are very high. He works as a waiter at a cafe. Mary works as a make-up stylist for hot fashion photographer Blair, and she pays most of the pair's bills. Joe finally lowers his standards and accepts a degrading bit in a Madonna video, while his friend and co-waiter Bob gets a high-paying job on a soap opera opposite siren Kelly. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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27 February 1998 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$83,488, 1 March 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$247,745, 15 March 1998
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Trivia

Buck Henry's character's name, Dr. Leuter, means "Dr. Dick" in Dutch. See more »

Goofs

When Bob tells Ernst that he and Joe are not gay, a microphone appears from above. See more »

Quotes

Blair: [photographer arriving on set] Morning, ladies.
[hurrying them up]
Blair: Ten minutes.
Sahara: [model, in front of mirror, being prepped, waving] Morning.
Blair: [to all personnel] Let's go!
Sahara: [to make-up artist] I don't know, Mary, I'm sort of giving up on the whole human race.
Mary: Why, honey, what's the matter?
Sahara: Everybody is so superficial.
Mary: Uh.
Sahara: Yeah, I am sick of it. I am sick of all this superficial bullshit.
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A big wet one to SNIFFY MELONHEAD At D.W.M. Bulldozers See more »

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References Primal Fear (1996) See more »

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Marry with a Chinese Boy
Performed by Tsai Ching
Written by Chou Lan Ping and Cheung Nu
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"Life is what happens to you while you're making other plans"
24 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

A great yet overlooked film with interesting and thought provoking messages. Excellent cast. Excellent direction. Any one living in new york city as a struggling artist will appreciate its take on success, exploitation, Holding to your beliefs, and handling life when things don't happen exactly how you wished they would. A very funny offbeat movie!


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