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Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976)

The ups and downs of life as experienced by a group of aspiring young artists in the early Fifties New York.

Director:

Paul Mazursky

Writer:

Paul Mazursky
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lenny Baker ... Larry Lapinsky
Shelley Winters ... Faye Lapinsky
Ellen Greene ... Sarah Roth
Lois Smith ... Anita Cunningham
Christopher Walken ... Robert Fulmer (as Chris Walken)
Dori Brenner Dori Brenner ... Connie
Antonio Fargas ... Bernstein Chandler
Lou Jacobi ... Herb
Mike Kellin ... Ben Lapinsky
Michael Egan Michael Egan ... Herbert Berghof - Acting Coach
Rashel Novikoff Rashel Novikoff ... Mrs. Tupperman (as Rachel Novikoff)
John C. Becher John C. Becher ... Sid Weinberg - Casting Director
Jeff Goldblum ... Clyde Baxter
Joe Spinell ... Cop at El Station (as Joe Spinnell)
Denise Galik ... Ellen
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Storyline

An aspiring Jewish actor moves out of his parents' Brooklyn apartment to seek his fortune in the bohemian life of Greenwich Village in 1953. He struggles to come to terms with his feelings about his mother's overbearing nature, while also trying to maintain his relationship with his girlfriend. Written by scgary66

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1953 Was a Good Year for Leaving Home

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Haar in der Suppe See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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Quotes

Faye Lapinsky: Who are you?
Bernstein: I'm Bernstein.
Faye Lapinsky: [surprised by his name due to his being black] You're Jewish?
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Faye Lapinsky: I don't care how you feel; you're a great dancer.
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References Viva Zapata! (1952) See more »

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Blue Rondo à la Turk
Written by Dave Brubeck (uncredited)
Performed by the Dave Brubeck Quartet
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A film that catches a time and place
22 November 2002 | by treagan-2See all my reviews

When I think of this film, I think of my older brother's generation, graduating from high school about 1956, and from college about 1960. Mazursky catches the look of a certain kind of young people of that era, their fashions, their expressions, their masks and identities. There's a sense of confusion and discovery, or rejection of the restrictions of middle class culture and their embracing of a murkily-defined bohemian alternative, and the disruption that brings to their lives, culturally, socially, sexually.

The film also reminds me of my years spent living near and wandering around Greenwich Village, 1966-70. Some of the kinds of people Mazursky shows were still there, ten years older, either mystified or amused or annoyed by the hippie hoards invading them. Honky-tonk, high rents, and mass culture bohemianism had arrived.

Mazursky gets this right. I don't know how this picture would play to those not interested or affected by the sociology time capsule, but I think it still would play.

And hats off to Shelly Winters, once again playing an impossible mother.


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