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Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976)

The ups and downs of life as experienced by a group of aspiring young artists in the early Fifties New York.

Director:

Paul Mazursky

Writer:

Paul Mazursky
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lenny Baker ... Larry Lapinsky
Shelley Winters ... Faye Lapinsky
Ellen Greene ... Sarah Roth
Lois Smith ... Anita Cunningham
Christopher Walken ... Robert Fulmer (as Chris Walken)
Dori Brenner Dori Brenner ... Connie
Antonio Fargas ... Bernstein Chandler
Lou Jacobi ... Herb
Mike Kellin ... Ben Lapinsky
Michael Egan Michael Egan ... Herbert Berghof - Acting Coach
Rashel Novikoff Rashel Novikoff ... Mrs. Tupperman (as Rachel Novikoff)
John C. Becher John C. Becher ... Sid Weinberg - Casting Director
Jeff Goldblum ... Clyde Baxter
Joe Spinell ... Cop at El Station (as Joe Spinnell)
Denise Galik ... Ellen
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Storyline

An aspiring Jewish actor moves out of his parents' Brooklyn apartment to seek his fortune in the bohemian life of Greenwich Village in 1953. He struggles to come to terms with his feelings about his mother's overbearing nature, while also trying to maintain his relationship with his girlfriend. Written by scgary66

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1953 Was a Good Year for Leaving Home

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Haar in der Suppe See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Harvey Keitel auditioned for the role of Larry Lapinsky. See more »

Goofs

Larry's father is always reading newspapers that are clearly props printed on stiffer white paper than cheap pulp newsprint actually in use in 1953. See more »

Quotes

Nick Kessel: Hi. Buenas noches, señor. Senñorita.
Larry Lapinsky: How are you?
Nick Kessel: Good.
Sarah Roth: Who is that?
Larry Lapinsky: It's Nick Kessler. He's a crazy guy. He saved up all his money to go to Mexico. Wanted to see the ruins. You know, get into the primitive thing. So, he quit his job and everything, and he took off for Mexico City on Monday. Two beers, Ray.
Sarah Roth: Yesterday Monday?
Larry Lapinsky: Right. So he got off the plane, and he ate a taco... and he got a terrible case of the shits... so he took the next plane back. He spent two and a half hours in Mexico. He ...
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Referenced in The Brady Bunch Variety Hour: Episode #1.5 (1977) See more »

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Three To Get Ready
Written by Dave Brubeck (uncredited)
Performed by the Dave Brubeck Quartet
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All Aboard to Next Stop, Greenwich Village ****
30 May 2009 | by edwagreenSee all my reviews

The very essence of this wonderful 1976 film depicting life in the 1950s Village is fully realized by a wonderful cast.

Lenny Baker, who died way too early, was simply wonderful as our Brooklyn College graduate, who leaves home to venture forth to Greenwich Village. It's the place of cafés, of wander and lust, the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg protest era, and all things associated with society at this time.

Shelley Winters was fabulous as Baker's quintessential Jewish mother.

The troupe that Larry (Baker) falls in with reminded me of a group by Hemingway in "The Sun Also Rises," as they leave for Mexico.

There was also some wonderful support here by up and coming actors Chris Walken and Jeff Goldblum as well as Ellen Greene.

This often comic film does have its moments when one of the group commits suicide. There is a truly magnificent supporting performance by Antonio Fargas, as the black Bernstein Chandler. He made up the story of his mother working as a maid for a Jewish family. Gay to the hilt, Fargas etched a believable, memorable character.

The film turns quite poignant at the end when Larry wins a part in a Hollywood film and as he leaves, mama Winters reminds him never to forget who you are.

A film to treasure for the ages.


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