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Sunday (1997)

This film concerns two mysterious characters who meet on a Sunday in Queens. Madeleine the most unsettling creature of that name since "Vertigo" is a middle-aged, moderately successful ... See full summary »

Director:

Jonathan Nossiter

Writers:

James Lasdun (screenplay), James Lasdun (story "Ate, Memos or the Miracle") | 1 more credit »
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7 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnold Barkus Arnold Barkus ... Andy
Jared Harris ... Ray
Bahman Soltani Bahman Soltani ... Abram
Willis Burks II ... Selwyn (as Willis Burks)
Joseph Sirola ... Joe Subalowsky (as Joe Sirola)
Henry Hayward Henry Hayward ... Sam
Kevin Thigpen Kevin Thigpen ... David
Chen Tsun Kit Chen Tsun Kit ... Himself
Lisa Harrow ... Madeleine Vesey
Larry Pine ... Ben Vesey
Yeon Joo Kim Yeon Joo Kim ... Suky Vesey
Fran Capo ... Judy, Madeleine's Friend
Spencer Patterson Spencer Patterson ... Johnny O
Joe Grifasi ... Scottie Elster
Jimmy Broadway Jimmy Broadway ... Himself
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Storyline

This film concerns two mysterious characters who meet on a Sunday in Queens. Madeleine the most unsettling creature of that name since "Vertigo" is a middle-aged, moderately successful actress. Oliver/Matthew is either a homeless man or a famous film director or both. Madeleine hails him on the street as the latter, launching a bizarre chain of events that includes a conversation in a diner, a very unromantic sexual encounter, the arrival of Madeleine's odd husband and unsuspecting daughter, and a child's birthday party. The film also compassionately tracks the daily rounds of Oliver/Matthew's fellow denizens of the homeless shelter, some of whom will be recognizable to New York audiences. Written by Remy <rholzer@ammi.org>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amantes de domingo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$450,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,682, 24 August 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,100,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Oliver: No work, no hope for work, like every day's Sunday.
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"Continuity" is credited as "Very Little." See more »


Soundtracks

Spargi d'amore
(from 'Lucia di Lammermoor")
Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto by Salvatore Cammarano (uncredited)
Performed by Maria Callas & The Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
Conducted by Tullio Serafin
Courtesy of EMI Classics/Phonographic Performance, Ltd.
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Be someone else for a day
4 March 1999 | by lib-4See all my reviews

I went to see this movie because I know the producer Amy Hobby. I was very pleasantly surprised at what a nice film it is- a look at two lonely people who meet for a day and are a little better for knowing one another. The sound was muddled on the print I saw- but the overall effect was a nice film for an afternoon- honest filmmaking with people who look real, not the pretty boys of Hollywood... if you see it at the video store rent it for a pleasant experience.


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