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79 Parts: Director's Cut (2019)

In 1979 Brooklyn, Jack Anderson is a down and out struggling law student desperate for a loan to pay his school tuition. Jack is an artist at heart, but decides to go to law school after ... See full summary »

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Ari Taub

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Philippe Keb Blanchard (additional material), Avra Dugan (contributing writer) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Juan Luis Acevedo Juan Luis Acevedo ... Ricardo
Mike Adler Mike Adler ... Brinks Truck Driver
Karin Agstam ... Fire
Anthony Aveni Anthony Aveni ... Bat Man
Nelson Avidon ... Law Professor
Sala Baker ... Gonzo
Janell Baptista Janell Baptista ... Skids
Martin Barabas ... Frank
Bianca Bauer Bianca Bauer ... Student
Sandra Bernhard ... Fletcher
John Bianco ... Raven
Philippe Keb Blanchard Philippe Keb Blanchard ... Police Officer
Stewart Brodian ... Howard Stern
Al Burgo Al Burgo ... Poppa
Jon Caballero Jon Caballero ... Cop on Duty
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In 1979 Brooklyn, Jack Anderson is a down and out struggling law student desperate for a loan to pay his school tuition. Jack is an artist at heart, but decides to go to law school after his father Doug (Eric Roberts) is incarcerated for embezzlement. He's hoping to help his father's case, but without the money to pay his tuition, he'll have to drop out. Everywhere Jack turns, he gets shot down - by the banks, by society and sadly, by girls. Jack's only hope lies in his fellow classmate and horse-betting friend, Gino. Gino's Uncle Dennis, an Irishman with questionable business practices, has the cash Jack needs to pay off his tuition, but that loan comes with a steep and treacherous price. Written by Ari Taub

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English

Release Date:

9 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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Brooklyn, New York, USA

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$300,000 (estimated)
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Exceptional coming-of-age retro comedy
8 November 2019 | by kinopravda68See all my reviews

It is clear that Ari Taub's new feature belongs to a vast array of the coming-of-age indie comedies that revolve around some high-schoolers or twentysomething students who make disaffected comments about life's passing them by (even if the protagonist, a law student Jack, is deliberately portrayed here as naive and innocent). The milestones of this trend are Lucas's "American Graffiti" and Barry Levinson's "Diner" that established the 1960s as a proper subject for cinematic nostalgia. "79 Parts" also captures the mood of the 70s with almost authentic minutae (in spite of the fact it is obviously shot on a minuscule budget). But it does so with such an utterly frivolic, gleeful style and offers such personable, original and very funny perspectives that from the beginning we are immediately captivated by the narrative and the performances (especially that of Eric Roberts). It's like the soul of Brooklyn represented by the Gen-Xer who grew up in NYC and now wants us to gather all parts of his past.


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