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Slaves of New York (1989)

R | | Comedy, Drama | March 1989 (USA)
Eleanor lives with the artist Stash. Just like his artist friends, he is completely unknown but is waiting for the big break. Stash is mean to her and finally she leaves him. Ironically, ... See full summary »

Director:

James Ivory

Writers:

Tama Janowitz (based on the stories by), Tama Janowitz (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernadette Peters ... Eleanor
Chris Sarandon ... Victor Okrent
Mary Beth Hurt ... Ginger Booth
Madeleine Potter ... Daria
Adam Coleman Howard ... Stash
Jsu Garcia ... Marley (as Nick Corri)
Charles McCaughan ... Sherman
John Harkins ... Chuck Dade Dolger
Mercedes Ruehl ... Samantha
Joe Leeway ... Jonny Jalouse
Anna Katarina ... Mooshka
Bruce Peter Young Bruce Peter Young ... Mikell
Michael Schoeffling ... Jan
Steve Buscemi ... Wilfredo
Jonas Abry Jonas Abry ... Mickey
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Storyline

Eleanor lives with the artist Stash. Just like his artist friends, he is completely unknown but is waiting for the big break. Stash is mean to her and finally she leaves him. Ironically, she gets her big break - as a hat designer. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Esclaves de New York See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$463,972
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Wilfredo's clothing line and the outfits and costumes in the fashion show were created by New York costume designer Stephen Sprouse. See more »

Goofs

At about 1:17:55 when Stash comes home after spending the night with Daria, the shadow of the boom mic can be seen on the red door. See more »

Quotes

Jan: I sell racehorse semen. I do!
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Tumblin' Down
Written by Ziggy Marley, Tyrone Downie (as T. Downie)
Performed by Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers
Produced by Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth for Metered Music Inc.
Post Production and Additional Music: Hank Shocklee, Eric Sadler (as Eric "Vietnam" Sadler),
Keith Shocklee (as Keith Boxley)
Mixed and Engineered by Rod Hui
Executive Producers: The Melody Makers
Published by Ziggy Music Inc.
Administered by Colgems-EMI Music Inc. (ASCAP)
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Stash is a jerk
25 May 2000 | by Boyo-2See all my reviews

Why did Eleanor put up with Stash? Why is Daria so annoying? Why didn't this movie get any play at all?

It has a great cast, with (literally) hundreds of "New York" types, and every single SoHo type is represented, eventually. I like Bernadette Peters so I appreciate this movie cause its one of her only starring roles.

For a touch of trivia, at the party Eleanor throws at the end, the woman who spends the party hiding in the bathroom is Tama Janowitz, who wrote the novel "Slaves of New York".


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