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Lulu on the Bridge (1998)

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A famous jazz saxophonist's life is forever changed after he is accidentally shot.

Director:

Paul Auster

Writer:

Paul Auster
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harvey Keitel ... Izzy Maurer
Richard Edson ... Dave Reilly
Don Byron Don Byron ... Tyrone Lord
Kevin Corrigan ... Man With Gun
Mira Sorvino ... Celia Burns
Victor Argo ... Pierre
Peggy Gormley ... Dr. Fisher
Harold Perrineau ... Bobby Perez
Gina Gershon ... Hannah
Sophie Auster ... Sonia Kleinman
Vanessa Redgrave ... Catherine Moore
Mandy Patinkin ... Philip Kleinman
Greg Johnson Greg Johnson ... Stanley Mar
David Byrne ... 'Laughing Man' Escort
Holly Buczek Holly Buczek ... Dying Girl
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Storyline

A jazz saxophonist loses his capability to play when he is injured in a shooting at a café where he was playing. He sinks into depression when everyone charges in to take care of him, including his ex-wife. However, he discovers a stone with a telephone number attached. Returning the stone, he meets a young aspiring actress who is listening to his music. Soon the two begin an affair which is fouled by his over-obsessiveness with her which costs them both a job at a restaurant. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Is she real? ..or did he make her up? See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some violence, brief strong language and sensuality | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The character of Dr. Van Horn was originally written for author Salman Rushdie, a good friend of Writer and Director Paul Auster. Because the fatwah issued against Rushdie by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1989 had not been lifted, production costs would have exploded because of the necessary security to guard Rushdie. See more »

Goofs

When Izzy is at Celia's apartment for the first time and closes the curtains to make it dark, there is a lot of light coming in even with the curtains closed. When they turn the lights off, the room is very dark. See more »

Quotes

Hannah: You still don't know who I am, do you? After all these years, you still don't have a clue.
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Edited into American Masters: Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer (2002) See more »

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wonderfully abstract, Paul Auster is amazing
5 June 2001 | by axeman138See all my reviews

This movie is really quite amazing. It is definitely not your typical hollywood storyline, so you have to be pretty open-minded. With this film, Auster was able to conjure up some very deep emotions, but it is very abstract. You might have to watch it twice to get more out of it. I have seen many parallels between this and his novels, so if you enjoyed this movie, try reading City of Glass.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1998 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Lulu on the Bridge See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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