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New York Stories

• Director: Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese
• Writer: Richard Price, Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Sofia Coppola
• Release Date: 1 March 1989 (USA)
• Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
• Runtime: 124 min.
• Box Office #s: Here

Cast Highlights
• Woody Allen
• Mia Farrow
• Nick Nolte
• Rosanna Arquette
• Adrien Brody

Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant; second, by Coppola, is about a rich and bold 12 years old who helps her separated parents to reconciliate; third, by Allen, is a witty piece of comedy about the impossibility of getting rid of the son’s role.

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Trivia

  • Jessie Keosian, who plays Aunt Ceil in the Woody Allen segment, “Oedipus Wrecks,” was Allen’s high school biology teacher. They had not met since high school until the audition for this film.
  • Michael Powell helped with a major story problem in Woody Allen’s segment.
  • Nick Nolte’s paintings are actually the work of artist Chuck Connelly.
  • At 33 minutes, Francis Ford Coppola’s segment is the shortest. Woody Allen’s clocks in at 40 minutes, while Martin Scorsese’s runs to 45 minutes.
  • The performance piece that Steve Buscemi delivers in the Martin Scorsese segment was conceived and written by the actor himself.
  • Feature film debuts of Kirsten Dunst and Adrien Brody.
  • According to a story related in the documentary “The Art of Failure”, on artist Chuck Connelly, Martin Scorsese was very impressed with Connelly’s work and was planning on taking some of it back to Los Angeles to try to line up buyers for his work. However, just before that, Connelly gave an interview to the New York Post ripping both the movie and Scorsese personally. Scorsese withdrew the offer, and Connelly soon fell into obscurity.