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Side Streets (1998)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 25 April 1999 (UK)
Staten Island Cab-driver, Bipin Raj, picks up a passenger, mistakes her for a movie star, but tells her that his brother, Vikram Raj, is a very well-known Bollywood mega-star with millions ... See full summary »

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Tony Gerber
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Valeria Golino ... Sylvie Otti
Rosario Dawson ... Marisol Hidalgo
Shabana Azmi ... Mrs. Chandra Bipin Raj
Jennifer Esposito ... Jessica
Shashi Kapoor ... Vikram Raj
Miho Nikaido ... Yuki Shimamura
David Vadim ... Josif Iscovescu
Art Malik ... Bipin Raj
Leon ... Errol Boyce
Joanna Adler ... Policewoman Two (as Joanna P. Adler)
Peter Appel ... Boomir
Victor Argo ... Albani Krug
Marie Barrientos Marie Barrientos ... Lydia
Kalimi Baxter Kalimi Baxter ... Maggie
Gregg Bello ... Jimi
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Staten Island Cab-driver, Bipin Raj, picks up a passenger, mistakes her for a movie star, but tells her that his brother, Vikram Raj, is a very well-known Bollywood mega-star with millions of fans, and is currently living with him and his family of his wife and two children. But all is not hunky dory in the Raj household, for Mrs. Chandra Bipin Raj, who initial thrill at meeting her mega-star brother-in-law, has shimmered down, and she is anxious for him to leave. Vikram Raj, no doubt may have been a handsome man in his younger years, but now he is alcoholic, grossly overweight, macho, and lazy. But all is not lost, for Vikram has several ardent fans visit him, and dance to his filmy songs and tunes, much to Chandra's exasperation. Then a few days later, Vikram claims that Al Pacino has phoned him and wants to meet and discuss a movie script. The Raj family give him a fond farewell. This short story as well as the story of a dress-designer; a drug-dealer working at a meat-shop; a ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Comedy

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Final film of Shashi Kapoor. See more »

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Blue Mood
Written by Gert Wilden
Performed by Gert Wilden & Orchestra
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Love NYC
19 March 2020 | by Bali_LokeSee all my reviews

Side Streets portrays authentic and multicultural New York City, New York. Side Streets is a good movie that shows Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Manhattan in the late 1990's. A good choice for anyone who wants to learn about what both urban and suburban living was like pre-Millennial era. This movie has it all; good acting, intertwining storylines and a driving plot. I thought Mark Magolis should've had more screen time


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1999 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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