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200 Cigarettes (1999)

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A collection of twentysomethings try to cope with relationships, loneliness, desire and their individual neuroses.

Director:

Risa Bramon Garcia

Writer:

Shana Larsen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Affleck ... Bartender
Casey Affleck ... Tom
Jennifer Albano Jennifer Albano ... Cheryl
Jenni Blong ... Cheryl's Friend (as Jenny Blong)
Morgan Brown Morgan Brown ... French Rocker
Caleb Carr Caleb Carr ... Cynical Bar Patron
Dave Chappelle ... Disco Cabbie
Elvis Costello ... Elvis Costello
Guillermo Díaz ... Dave (as Guillermo Diaz)
Angela Featherstone ... Caitlyn
Patrick Frederic Patrick Frederic ... Tiki Sobbing Man
Janeane Garofalo ... Ellie
Gaby Hoffmann ... Stephie
Kate Hudson ... Cindy
David Johansen ... Tiki Bartender
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Storyline

New Year's Eve, 1981, the Lower East Side. Monica's having a party, but as late as 9, no one's there. She stews (and drinks). Folks are on their way, all looking for love, sex, or both. En route, paths cross, gambits misfire: a performance artist, her boyfriend until today and his long-time pal Lucy, two Long Island high-school girls, two punk rockers, a bartender, a Scottish painter who's lousy in bed, a pretty face named Jack who runs when women say they love him, his cute but clumsy date Cindy, two trendy vamps, a loquacious cabby, the man-crazed Hillary, and Elvis Costello. Nearly everybody smokes, and nearly everybody scores. And all get who and what they deserve. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's 11:59 on New Year's Eve. Do you know where your date is?

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Islander See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,244,277, 28 February 1999

Gross USA:

$6,852,450

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,852,450
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The title is a reference to a carton of cigarettes, ten packs per carton, twenty cigarettes per pack. See more »

Goofs

As Monica is putting the needle on an Elvis Costello record, there are two albums propped up against the wall behind the turntable: "My Aim is True" and "Armed Forces". In the next shot, they are gone. See more »

Quotes

Kevin: Did you know that cigarettes are a shield against meaningful interaction with people?
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Crazy Credits

At the end of credits Disco Cabie can be heard saying, "If you only remember one thing I've said, remember this; James Brown is the baddest motherf@cker in show business." See more »

Alternate Versions

A workprint copy exists, which does add some extra footage See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.6 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Feliz Navidad
Written and Performed by José Feliciano (as Jose Feliciano)
Courtesy of the RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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A film to feel
27 April 2014 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a number of individuals out on the streets of New York on New Years Eve, looking for love and fun.

"200 Cigarettes" is a collection of snapshots of the night. There are many people in the story, and all of them looking for love of varying length. I think the Kate Hudson's subplot stands out because she is so innocent, and yet her date is such a philanderer. Christina Ricci and her friend looking for a party is quite hilarious, while Paul Rudd's subplot really stirs up emotions as he and his female friend struggles for power.

"200 Cigarettes" may be a party film in disguise, but it is more a film to feel rather than a film to entertain. Viewers will find a character in the film to identify with, and feel the emotions.


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