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Sidewalks of New York (2001)

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The interlocking lives and loves of six New Yorkers.

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Edward Burns

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Penny Balfour ... Young Hooker
Edward Burns ... Tommy
Michael Leydon Campbell ... Gio / Harry
Nadia Dajani ... Hilary
Rosario Dawson ... Maria
Kathleen Doyle ... Katy
Dennis Farina ... Carpo
Heather Graham ... Annie
Leah Gray Leah Gray ... Dental Hygienist
Timothy Jerome Timothy Jerome ... Dr. Lance (as Tim Jerome)
David Krumholtz ... Ben
Libby Langdon ... Make-up Girl
Alicia Meer Alicia Meer ... Elevator Girl
Brittany Murphy ... Ashley
Ted Neustadt Ted Neustadt ... Doctor
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Storyline

Six New Yorkers have an interrelated series of relationships. TV producer Tommy, who's just broken up with his girlfriend, has a short relationship with commitment-phobe Maria, who he meets in a video store, and also hooks up with married real-estate agent Annie, who he meets while apartment hunting. Annie is open to a relationship because her husband, Griffin, is cheating on her, which she slowly comes to realize through talking to her friend/co-worker who's gone through the same thing. Griffin, a 39-year-old dentist, is cheating with 19-year-old waitress Ashley, who he picked up in a park; she realizes she can do better when Ben, a hotel doorman and aspiring musician, tries to pick her up, in a belated attempt to recover from his divorce a year ago from schoolteacher Maria (the same Maria from the video store). Most of these relationships seem driven more by a desperate need to be in a relationship than actual love. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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In a city of 8 million people, what are the odds the perfect two will meet? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Calles de Nueva York See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$545,132, 25 November 2001

Gross USA:

$2,402,652

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,520,373
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Annie and her friend call Tommy, a Marlboro Rd sign is propped in the window. This is the name of one of the production companies for the film. See more »

Goofs

When Ben is sitting in the bathroom strumming his guitar, the chords change but the fingers of his left hand clearly do not. See more »

Quotes

Carpo: I'm going to tell you something, I'm speaking from experience here. I am about the biggest dog there is. But it is not a good idea to fool around with married women. It's bad karma, kid.
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Crazy Credits

Thanks to Peter Muldavin and the staff at Metro Weather Service. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Entertainment Tonight (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

The New You
(2000)
Written by Tim Keegan (as Keegan), Jake Kyle (as Kyle), Lindsay Jamieson (as Jamieson) & Chris Anderson (as Anderson)
Performed by Departure Lounge
Appears courtesy of Meek Giant
By Arrangement with Chrysalis Music (ASCAP)
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New York, New York, it's a wonderful town!
11 December 2001 | by jotix100See all my reviews

Edward Burns latest film shows us the inhabitants of the island of Manhattan in all their splendor. We know a lot of the people that inhabit this movie since, at one time, or another, we have known people just like these. The sidewalk interviews are a lot of fun to watch, as we're always guessing where they were shot. All the interviews pale in comparison with the one where the director, is photographed with the World Trade Center as a background in all its majesty and glory. Stanley Tucci keeps getting better all the time, being the actor, as he is seen here, or the director in his own film. His interpretation of the creepy dentist whose own masculinity is put into question by the same person he is trying to use and won't let go. Heather Graham plays against type and the result is excellent. Rosario Dawson was a revelation. Her character makes a painful and necessary decision, although, perhaps, we are not prepared for it, when she breaks away from a situation that will only bring her unhappiness, in the long run. Brittany Murphy keeps getting better all the time. She's a natural with a winning smile. The only trouble was that Dennis Farina's character doesn't have a bigger role to play.


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