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Permanent Vacation (1980)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 26 July 1986 (Japan)
A young man wanders New York City searching for some meaning in life and encounters many idiosyncratic characters.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sax player
Richard Boes ...
War vet
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Nurse
Charlie Spademan ...
Patient
Jane Fire ...
Nurse
Ruth Bolton ...
Mother
Evelyn Smith ...
Patient
María Duval ...
Latin girl
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Girl in car
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Woman by mailbox
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Car fence
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In downtown Manhattan, a twenty-something boy ('Chris Parker')whose Father is not around and whose Mother is institutionalized, is a big Charlie Parker fan. He almost subconsciously searches for more meaning in his life and meets a few characters along the way. Written by Anonymous

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The Doppler Effect mentioned by the man in the lobby ('Frank Faison'), is the change in a sound (frequency and wavelength) noticed by an observer as a sound source moves relative to the observer. See more »

Goofs

There are fittings on the ship's railing visible in the rear shot but not in the front shot of Allie. See more »

Quotes

Allie: [reading from a book] She has dropped a roll of paper from her breast. A stranger picks it up, shuts himself in his room all night, and reads the manuscript, which contains the following: When she ventured out with her silk net, on the end of a russ, chasing the wild, free hummingbird. Send me one and I, in return, will wreath a garland of violets, mint, and geraniums. I was not present at the event of which my daughter's death was the result. If I had been, I would have defended that angel at ...
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A Brilliant Debut
7 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

I've bought today a full collection of Jarmusch movies on DVD. Before this one i've seen only 3 latest films directed by him (excluding Broken Flowers). So i've decided to begin my friendship with Jim from this movie. This' Jarmusch first feature presentation. Young boy is bored of his way of living and decided to do something. That's all! Film's countdown is 2.5 days. In this 2.5 days Parker walking through the city, talking to unknown peoples. Maybe this may sound very uninteresting, but believe me the plot is great for debut. But the genius part is Parker's monologue in the beginning. Jarmusch visions are stable for long 25 years. Picture structure in every film. The movie is worth watching it, but in fact the most ugliest thing is actor play.


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