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Sidewalks of New York (2001)

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The interlocking lives and loves of six New Yorkers.

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Edward Burns

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Penny Balfour ... Young Hooker
Edward Burns ... Tommy
Michael Leydon Campbell ... Gio / Harry
Nadia Dajani ... Hilary
Rosario Dawson ... Maria
Kathleen Doyle ... Katy
Dennis Farina ... Carpo
Heather Graham ... Annie
Leah Gray Leah Gray ... Dental Hygienist
Timothy Jerome Timothy Jerome ... Dr. Lance (as Tim Jerome)
David Krumholtz ... Ben
Libby Langdon ... Make-up Girl
Alicia Meer Alicia Meer ... Elevator Girl
Brittany Murphy ... Ashley
Ted Neustadt Ted Neustadt ... Doctor
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Storyline

Six New Yorkers have an interrelated series of relationships. TV producer Tommy, who's just broken up with his girlfriend, has a short relationship with commitment-phobe Maria, who he meets in a video store, and also hooks up with married real-estate agent Annie, who he meets while apartment hunting. Annie is open to a relationship because her husband, Griffin, is cheating on her, which she slowly comes to realize through talking to her friend/co-worker who's gone through the same thing. Griffin, a 39-year-old dentist, is cheating with 19-year-old waitress Ashley, who he picked up in a park; she realizes she can do better when Ben, a hotel doorman and aspiring musician, tries to pick her up, in a belated attempt to recover from his divorce a year ago from schoolteacher Maria (the same Maria from the video store). Most of these relationships seem driven more by a desperate need to be in a relationship than actual love. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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In a city of 8 million people, what are the odds the perfect two will meet? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Calles de Nueva York See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$545,132, 25 November 2001

Gross USA:

$2,402,652

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,520,373
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was shot in only 17 days. See more »

Goofs

When Ben is sitting in the bathroom strumming his guitar, the chords change but the fingers of his left hand clearly do not. See more »

Quotes

Gio: When are you gonna start thinking rock star, and acting rock star?
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Crazy Credits

Thanks to Peter Muldavin and the staff at Metro Weather Service. See more »

Connections

References Eyes Wide Shut (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Naguine
(1936)
Written and Performed by Django Reinhardt
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Interesting, but fell a little short
18 March 2002 | by ZalisSee all my reviews

Like many other commentators here, I got that Woody Allen feeling while watching this movie. "Sidewalks of New York" had some likeable and some dislikeable elements. It did provide plenty of interesting commentary on the rather sad state of modern relationships, but at the same time, this relationship banter included a preponderance of sex talk, to the point where I wanted to yell at half the characters, "All right, we get it! Stop whining already." The acting was fairly good, even from Heather Graham, surprisingly enough. Brittany Murphy, as well. The "documentary" feel, despite jittery camera shots, gave the film a refreshingly different atmosphere, that saved it from descending even farther into the depths of melodrama. My final complaint is one that I have about a lot of movies, so it isn't entirely specific to this one: Why New York? Why is it always New York? Of course, I understand the budget concern here, but the story would have worked in any city of appreciable size. Let me say, I would lay down my money at a theater if I knew a movie was set in a place such as Denver, St. Louis, Kansas City, Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Seattle, or practically any city outside of L.A/S.F or the Boston-DC region. (For movies set in NYC, though, I liked "The Bone Collector" because it showed the seedy, older sides of the city, not just the glitzy Manhattan Skyline)


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