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Naked in New York (1993)

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Naked in New York begins in the car of grown up Jake, he is talking to us about his girlfriend, Joanne, (watch for the facial expressions) and to whom you can turn to for help while facing ... See full summary »

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Daniel Algrant

Writers:

Daniel Algrant (as Dan Algrant), John Warren
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Stoltz ... Jake Briggs
Mary-Louise Parker ... Joanne White
Ralph Macchio ... Chris
Jill Clayburgh ... Shirley, Jake's Mother
Tony Curtis ... Carl Fisher
Timothy Dalton ... Elliot Price
Lynne Thigpen ... Helen
Kathleen Turner ... Dana Coles
Roscoe Lee Browne ... Mr. Ried
Whoopi Goldberg ... Tragedy Mask on Theater Wall
Paul Guilfoyle ... Roman, Jake's Father
Calista Flockhart ... Acting Student
Arabella Field ... Tammy Taylor
LisaGay Hamilton ... Marty
David Johansen ... Orangutang
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Storyline

Naked in New York begins in the car of grown up Jake, he is talking to us about his girlfriend, Joanne, (watch for the facial expressions) and to whom you can turn to for help while facing life ('your parents, nyaa, I don't think so'). From there it flashes back to his memories of his parents, college, house across from a squirrel infested peanut factory, best friend, writing career and Joanne. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Naked in New York See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,038,959

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,038,959
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The first film to be written and directed by Daniel Algrant, based on the autobiographical short film he wrote while a film student at Columbia. The executive producer of the film was one of his teachers at university - Martin Scorsese. See more »

Quotes

Dana Coles: Which are you, a man or a boy?
Jake Briggs: Well, that doesn't matter. I'm partial to both.
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Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

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Present Tense
Performed by Tripmaster Monkey
Produced by Mike McMackin
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Worth a look
23 June 1999 | by JimC-6See all my reviews

Naked in New York is one of those always risky propositions, when "artists" write about the "business" of what they're doing, in this case the theater. Naked is one of the better examples of it, and features some nice ensemble work from Eric Stoltz, Mary Louise Parker, and Timothy Dalton.

The best moment, and the reason I'm adding a comment, is when the main character attends his first New York literary party. When he spots William Styron, he makes some snide comment to the effect of, "What has he written?" The movie responds by flashing Styron's works, which are considerable.

It's a great moment and a great use of the medium, and almost worth the rental price. Naked is a good one for a slow night.


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