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Lulu on the Bridge (1998)

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

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Paul Auster

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Paul Auster
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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 in one of those film coincidences 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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Rated PG-13 for some violence, brief strong language and sensuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1998 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Erotevmenoi eos tin aioniotita See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the opening sequence, with black and white photos of beautiful women, among them is a 1967 photo of Vanessa Redgrave, taken by Victor Skrebneski, the woman hugging her shoulders, face in profile, hair flying. Also there's a photo of Louise Brooks, a.k.a. Lulu. 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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Referenced in I Dreamt Under the Water (2008) See more »

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Auster is so awesome
3 September 1999 | by halo-11See all my reviews

I went to see this movie for free it was premiered only last week, (August 99) in Chile in the artsy flicks circuit. I never thought it was going to be so great, I thought it would be like Smoke but this one is so much better, it is a really magical love story, Izzy makes up this girl while he´s dying but you don´t know if she´s real or if she ever met him, it is really a nice movie. If you want to see good movies at theaters do not come to Chile because you´ll only see blockbuster films, such as 13 Warriors or Titanic.


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