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Chelsea Walls (2001)

R | | Drama | 26 July 2002 (Denmark)
This movie tells five stories set in a single day at the famed Chelsea Hotel in New York City, involving an ensemble cast of some 30-35 characters.

Director:

Ethan Hawke

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bianca Hunter Bianca Hunter ... Lorna Doone
Kevin Corrigan ... Crutches
Rosario Dawson ... Audrey
Matthew Del Negro ... Rookie Cop
Paz de la Huerta ... Girl (as Paz De La Huerta)
Guillermo Díaz ... Kid
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Frank
Paul D. Failla Paul D. Failla ... Cop (as Paul Failla)
Kris Kristofferson ... Bud
Robert Sean Leonard ... Terry Olsen
Duane McLaughlin ... Wall
Natasha Richardson ... Mary
Jimmy Scott Jimmy Scott ... Skinny Bones
John Seitz John Seitz ... Dean
Mark Strand Mark Strand ... Journalist
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Storyline

In New York's storied Chelsea Hotel, a novelist, a dancer, a painter, a poet, an aged jazz singer, and a young troubadour sort out their personal and artistic lives within walls haunted by the likes of Dylan Thomas, O. Henry, and Sarah Bernhardt. A boozy novelist balances wife, mistress, and stories. A dancer who's a waitress in the basement club chooses between a Hollywood jerk and a local painter. A youth from Minnesota who composes and sings may be the next Bob Dylan. A poet decides to give her feckless boyfriend another chance, even as her eyes tell us she knows what's ahead. An old jazz artist wants to place a bet and share his love for Lady Day. These walls do seem to talk. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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painter | novelist | dancer | poet | hotel | See All (99) »

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a million stories tall

Genres:

Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 2002 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Last Word on Paradise See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,003, 21 April 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$59,675, 16 June 2002
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tuesday Weld's last film appearance as of 2017. See more »

Quotes

Terry Olsen: Why do they call you Lorna Doone? Ain't that a cookie?
Lorna Doone: You can call me whatever you want.
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Connections

Version of Under Milk Wood (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lonely 1
(2001)
Written by Jeff Tweedy
Performed by Robert Sean Leonard
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"Priceless"
23 April 2004 | by aristides-1See all my reviews

The young poet Audrey is shown writing an epic love ode to her boyfriend. Montage of her on her bare-roomed floor with voice over ("I want to be your wristwatch band so that every pulse throb will subtly remind you of my eternal love", etc.), images of this young Romeo, a spoiled-looking kid with all the depth of a ham sandwich. More poetic verbal images and then the [unintentional] comic moment, seen in a silent image: Romeo and Juliet on the balcony of the Chelsea Hotel where in a Romantic Moment that justifies all her deathless love and poetry....he spits, intentionally, on a sidewalk passerby many feet below. Yes, what Musedom he provides for the piss-elegant poetry of her young being. Priceless! (And, oh yes, a few lines must be dedicated to the usual Kris Kristoferson tired, substance abused, world weary artiste performance: would you want to spend 15 minutes with this drunken dope at a party?)


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