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The Simian Line (2000)

In addition to declaring that Katharine's (Lynn Redgrave) head and heart line are hopelessly fused into one "simian line", eccentric palm reader/fortune-teller Arnita (Tyne Daly) makes a ... See full summary »

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Linda Yellen

Writers:

Linda Yellen (story), Michael Leeds (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Harry Connick Jr. ... Rick
Cindy Crawford ... Sandra
Tyne Daly ... Arnita
William Hurt ... Edward
Monica Keena ... Marta
Samantha Mathis ... Mae
Lynn Redgrave ... Katharine
Jamey Sheridan ... Paul
Eric Stoltz ... Sam Donovan
Dylan Bruno ... Billy
Jeremy Zelig ... Jimmy (as Jeremy Zwlig)
Tony Devon ... Realtor
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Storyline

In addition to declaring that Katharine's (Lynn Redgrave) head and heart line are hopelessly fused into one "simian line", eccentric palm reader/fortune-teller Arnita (Tyne Daly) makes a dire prediction: By the end of the year, one of the couples present at a Halloween party will have broken up. But will it be Katherine and her much-younger boyfriend Rick (Harry Connick Jr.); her upstairs tenants Marta and Billy or new yuppie neighbors Sandra (Cindy Crawford) and Paul? Fueled by Arnita's prediction, each of the couples begins to drift apart in a sea of doubt and distrust. Can the "divine" intervention of two well-meaning ghosts (William Hurt and Samantha Mathis) keep these earthly conflicts from erupting into multiple self-fulfilling prophecies? Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Does the future lie in the palm of your hand? See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality
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Details

Official Sites:

Gabriel Film Group

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kärlekslinjen See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$19,823

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,823
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Goofs

In the opening credits the name Jeremy Zelig is spelled Jeremy Zwlig. In the closing credits it is spelled Jeremy Zelig. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mae: There are 8 million stories in Manhattan. This ain't one of them. This story takes place in Weehawken, New Jersey, right across the river.
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Off-beat and quirky (perhaps for its own good)
27 April 2004 | by george.schmidtSee all my reviews

THE SIMIAN LINE (2000) ** Lynn Redgrave, Cindy Crawford, Harry Connick Jr., Tyne Daly, William Hurt, Samantha Mathis, Jamey Sheridan, Eric Stoltz. Unusual romantic comedy with a twist: set in present day Weehawken, NJ three couples undergo some serious navel gazing after a kooky medium foretells their future that one pair will ultimately break up thanks to some meddling yet friendly ghosts with mixed results. At its heart is an improvisitory feel throughout and if the plotting seems half-baked consider filmmaker Linda Yellen's 12 day shooting schedule (!) on location.

She gets the most for her dollar in her unlikely cast who all seem to be in their own little movie.


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