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200 Cigarettes (1999)

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A collection of twentysomethings try to cope with relationships, loneliness, desire and their individual neuroses.


Risa Bramon Garcia


Shana Larsen
2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Affleck ... Bartender
Casey Affleck ... Tom
Jennifer Albano Jennifer Albano ... Cheryl
Jenni Blong ... Cheryl's Friend (as Jenny Blong)
Morgan Brown Morgan Brown ... French Rocker
Caleb Carr Caleb Carr ... Cynical Bar Patron
Dave Chappelle ... Disco Cabbie
Elvis Costello ... Elvis Costello
Guillermo Díaz ... Dave (as Guillermo Diaz)
Angela Featherstone ... Caitlyn
Patrick Frederic Patrick Frederic ... Tiki Sobbing Man
Janeane Garofalo ... Ellie
Gaby Hoffmann ... Stephie
Kate Hudson ... Cindy
David Johansen ... Tiki Bartender


New Year's Eve, 1981, the Lower East Side. Monica's having a party, but as late as 9, no one's there. She stews (and drinks). Folks are on their way, all looking for love, sex, or both. En route, paths cross, gambits misfire: a performance artist, her boyfriend until today and his long-time pal Lucy, two Long Island high-school girls, two punk rockers, a bartender, a Scottish painter who's lousy in bed, a pretty face named Jack who runs when women say they love him, his cute but clumsy date Cindy, two trendy vamps, a loquacious cabby, the man-crazed Hillary, and Elvis Costello. Nearly everybody smokes, and nearly everybody scores. And all get who and what they deserve. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


It's 11:59 on New Year's Eve. Do you know where your date is?


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Janeane Garofalo, Gaby Hoffmann & Christina Ricci all previously appeared in Now & Then (1995), sharing multiple scenes together in a film that also features Love Story (1970) playing in the background. See more »


In one of the club scenes, a patch on a dancers jacket can be seen briefly on the left side of the screen. This is an "Anti-You" O.J. Symptoms patch. The OJ Symptoms were a punk band in the mid '90s. See more »


[last lines]
Disco Cabbie: If you remember anything that I tell you, remember this: James Brown is the baddest motherfucker in show business.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of credits Disco Cabie can be heard saying, "If you only remember one thing I've said, remember this; James Brown is the baddest motherf@cker in show business." See more »

Alternate Versions

A workprint copy exists, which does add some extra footage See more »


Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #4.4 (2005) See more »


(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, & Understanding
By Nick Lowe
Performed by Elvis Costello and The Attractions
Courtesy of Rykodisc and Crimson Productions Ltd.
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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User Reviews

i think you gotta be puff puffed out to be into this film
7 March 2005 | by bigmik21See all my reviews

It may just be me but when i was introduced into this flick through a mate of mine back in 2002 and thought it was absolutely brilliant...BUT this may just be me.I love films with small budgets/small budget looks etc and with a plot that can keep you well entertained.

Personally i felt that every actor/actress involved done a marvelous job with their roles, and being a fan of the likes of Paul Rudd, Dave Chappelle (also tied with him Guillermo Diaz - Half Baked is a classic) and definitely not forgetting the Afflecks, and to stimulate that macho side of me i better name Janeane Garofalo as a great cult actor.I found myself gut-twisted to realize that Courtney Love (to whom i thought i despised) was pretty damn alright in this flick (again i haven't really seen another flick with her in).

Back on point and to conclude i watched this flick about 3 years ago and loved it...Over time it kept creeping up on me and remembering the title i search the net and was sad to realize that a PAL(UK/Euro) copy was not available...Thy blessed thou Multi-region DVD Player and bought an NTSC from the states and the results were that of one satisfied customer. As to summarizing, if you enjoy films such as Half Baked, Idle Hands or teen movies to the likes of Van Wilder then buying this movie is without a doubt for you..If you are the absolute opposite of this then i advise you SPRINT away from this movie as with all NEW satirical comedies there are phrases/words that may be offensive to some and also not too many people are comfortable with liberal-type issues, older generations shall i say?.

Buy this movie but remember you are not buying the "meaning of life" so don't expect miracles such as water into wine but do expect an attractive cast and plot with many many laughs throughout.

******* out of **********

7 out of 10 because life's worth IT

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Release Date:

26 February 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Islander See more »


Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,244,277, 28 February 1999

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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