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Alex and Elliot an unlikely pair connect to write a film about a New York cop working undercover as a fashion model.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Parducci Michael Parducci ... Alex Andero
Peter Jacobson ... Elliot Springer
Judy Prescott ... Gwen Colton
Kerr Smith ... Joey Worciuekowski
Hoyt Richards ... Jagger Stevens
John Fiore ... Frank Andero
J.K. Simmons ... Ray Tilman
Jonathan Hogan Jonathan Hogan ... Bob
Teresa DePriest ... Lana (as Therese De Priest)
Bill Cohen Bill Cohen ... Norman Rizzoli
Rosemary De Angelis Rosemary De Angelis ... Marie Andero
Marisa Redanty Marisa Redanty ... Barbara
John DiResta ... Bruno
Marian Quinn ... Eileen
Stephen Singer ... Rabbi Pinchas
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Storyline

Alex Andero feels stuck washing dishes in his family's trattoria in New York City. He wants to write screenplays, and he has a great idea. Trouble is, he's not much with a typewriter; so, when his cousin calls and says a producer likes the idea and wants a script, Alex swallows his homophobia and asks for help from Elliot Springer, a talented writer who's an insecure, gay, Jewish nebbish. Elliot doesn't want the job, but Alex sets him up with Joey, a good-looking actor who works in the cafe. Elliot and Joey are soon getting it on, the script is slowly emerging, and Alex is discovering the beauty of Gwen, a woman in his writing class. Then, ego and greed threaten the partnership. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content and some violent images
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

17 April 1999 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,795, 4 March 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$81,570, 7 July 2002
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Mirador Films See more »
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Color
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Trivia

Feature film debut for Bill Cohen, who portrays Norman Rizzoli. See more »

Goofs

When Alex confronts Eliot at the restaurant, he takes his spoon away so he cannot finish his ice cream drink. After a few seconds Eliot jumps up to reveal that the half-full glass has suddenly become empty. See more »

Quotes

Elliot Springer: I'm not doing this for Ray Tilman. I've had too many friends trying to please idiots like Ray Tilman. Even the one's who buy big houses. They still end up living in little tiny closets.
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Recorded at Audio Paint, NYC If it can be imagined, it can be recorded www.audiopaint.com See more »

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Referenced in Eating Out (2004) See more »

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Silent Night
Written by Franz Xaver Gruber (uncredited) and Joseph Mohr (uncredited)
Special Arrangement by:
Frank Piazza & Christopher Livingston
Produced by Frank Piazza
Mixed & Engineered by Lance McVickar
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These seemed like real people
24 August 2002 | by drebaSee all my reviews

I liked the fact that most of the people in this movie were pretty much unknowns to me. This eliminated the "superstar" factor; where I get so distracted by the person playing the character that the character doesn't develop. I loved the idea for their screenplay; the premise was so funny, the scenes they showed were hilarious. The scenes with the family at the restaurant were very realistic. Even the gay Christmas party was good. Elliott reminded me of a gay Woody Allen (which, if you think about it, would have saved Mia a lot of trouble). Alex, I couldn't quite pigeonhole that easily. Didn't seem very ethnic, ethereal; he seemed more like a jock than a writer. All in all, I think this was a really good movie. I came across it by accident and I hope you do too.


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