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I Like Killing Flies (2004)

A documentary on the oddball Greenwich Village eatery, Shopsin's.

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Matt Mahurin

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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Fishman Michael Fishman ... Himself
John A. Papa John A. Papa ... Himself
Eve Shopsin Eve Shopsin ... Herself
Kenny Shopsin ... Himself
Calvin Trillin ... Himself
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A documentary on the oddball Greenwich Village eatery, Shopsin's.

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Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2004 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,487, 30 July 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,721, 13 August 2006
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Mortal Films See more »
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Quotes

Kenny Shopsin: The first duty of everybody in life is to realize that they're a piece of shit. Selfish and self-centered and not very good. You're willing to sacrifice 20 thousand people in another country just so you can go to a Wings concert. You sacrifice the lives of a hundred thousand Chinese female babies just so you can rent this f'ing camera and do your stupid art project. No problem! You're a piece of shit. Once you realize you're a piece of shit it's not so hard to take. Because then you don't have ...
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References Woman in the Dunes (1964) See more »

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A Very Entertaining Movie
1 February 2004 | by baho2See all my reviews

What a great idea: a documentary that just wants to entertain. Killing Flies is a restaurant-sized slice of life about Kenny Shopsin and his diner in Greenwich Village. The place is one of a kind and Shopsin's ad lib rants are as entertaining as any screenwriter could contrive. Watch this film and you will go out of your way to visit this restaurant when in New York, not just because of the eccentric owner, but because the food has the same eclectic appeal. Directed by Matt Mahurin, who got the idea as a regular Shopsin customer, Killing Flies is fun and captivating entertainment without the usual documentary pedagogy. (OK, I did learn a few things: You can put about anything into pancakes. And DON'T bring a party of five into Shopsin's!)


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