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Sue (1997)

An unemployed ex-office worker (Anna Thomson) searching for work floats a fragile line of sanity as she struggles to find friendship and companionship. Her tenuous grasp on reality further ... See full summary »

Director:

Amos Kollek

Writer:

Amos Kollek
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Levine ... Sue (as Anna Thomson)
Matthew Powers ... Ben
Tahnee Welch ... Lola
Tracee Ellis Ross ... Linda
John Ventimiglia ... Larry
Edoardo Ballerini ... Eddie
Matthew Faber ... Sven
Robert Kya-Hill ... Willie
Austin Pendleton ... Bob
Michael Worth ... Man in Gallery
Alice Liu ... Lisa
Susan Huffaker Susan Huffaker ... Young Mother
Tom Cappadona ... Stanley
Lázaro Pérez Lázaro Pérez ... Pedro / Phil
Joshua Kaplan Joshua Kaplan ... Sydney
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An unemployed ex-office worker (Anna Thomson) searching for work floats a fragile line of sanity as she struggles to find friendship and companionship. Her tenuous grasp on reality further fluctuates when a man (Matthew Powers) whom she met in a restaurant and started an affair is called to go to India for an assignment. The final straw occurs when she is evicted and moves into a sleazy hotel. She then starts seeking casual sex in unorthodox locations just to have human contact. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1998 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Sue perdue dans Manhattan See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,376, 22 November 1998

Gross USA:

$54,585
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Company Credits

Production Co:

AMKO Productions Inc. See more »
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Color:

Color
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Brings Back A Lot of Memories
27 August 2008 | by lfalourSee all my reviews

I, too, was lost in Manhattan, and a few other places, so I liked this a lot. It doesn't have the outrageous explicit sex and violence some might seek -- it's mostly black humor. Sue is very fragile and can't seem to manage her own life. She's painfully lonely and a great conversationalist. I found that this was very sad, but very funny, too. So bleak, it cheered me up. If you think you have it bad, you might want to see this to help you realize that you and only you can bail yourself out. I give the filmmaker(s) a lot of credit. This is exactly the type of movie I would make if I could get it together. I think a lot of people, especially women, will be able to relate to this one. If you've never spent time in New York, you might find the actual locations, such as the Odessa Restaurant in the East Village, interesting, and if you know the city, you'll remember a lot.


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