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Blue in the Face (October 13, 1995)

Blue in the Face PosterBRIEF PLOT DESCRIPTION

A sequel to “Smoke,” this film is a series of dis-jointed stories all connected by Auggie, the tobacco store owner. Cameos include Michael J. Fox, Roseanne and Madonna.

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GENERAL FILM INFORMATION

GENRE: Comedy/Improvisation
TAGLINE: First there was Smoke. Now there’s fire. Auggie and his friends are back with more out-of-this-world tales
SETTING: Brooklyn, New York; USA
FILMING LOCATIONS: Brooklyn, New York; USA
U.S. RELEASE DATE: October 13, 1995
RUNNING TIME: 83 minutes; 1 hour 23 minutes
RATING: R
BUDGET: $2 million
TOTAL GROSS USA: $1,275,000

CREW AND OTHER TECHNICAL INFORMATION

WRITER: Paul Auster, Wayne Wang
DIRECTOR: Paul Auster, Wayne Wang
PRODUCER: Greg Johnson, Peter Newman, Diana Phillips
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Harvey Keitel, bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein
EDITOR: Maysie Hoy, Christopher Tellefsen
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Adam Holender
PRODUCTION DESIGN: Kalina Ivanov, Diane Lederman, Karin Wiesel
ORIGINAL MUSIC BY: John Lurie, Billy Martin, Calvin Weston
COSTUME DESIGNER: Claudia Brown
MAKE-UP BY: Patricia Regan, Sharon Ilson
HAIR STYLIST: Judi Goodman, Wayne Herndon
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Internal Films, Miramax Films
DISTRIBUTOR: Miramax Films
ASPECT RATIO: 1:85:1

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CAST :: CHARACTER NAME…ACTOR NAME

Man with Strange Glasses…Lou Reed
Pete Maloney…Michael J. Fox
Vinnie’s Wife…Roseanne
Violetta…Mel Gorham
Bob…Jim Jarmusch
The Waffle Eater…Lily Tomlin
Jimmy Rose…Jared Harris
Tommy Finelli…Giancarlo Esposito
The Watch Man…Malik Yoba
Jerry…Jose Zuniga
Vinnie…Victor Argo
Dennis…Stephen Gevedon
Singing Telegram…Madonna
Purse Snatcher…Sharif Rashed
The Young Lady…Mira Sorvino
Jacki Robinson…Keith David
Waitress…Peggy Gormley
Auggie Wren…Harvey Keitel
Brooklyn Residents…Cheif Bay, Ian Frazier, Sasalina Gambino, Robert Jackson, Rusty Kamokoci, Luc Sante
Auggie and Violetta’s Baby…Tatienne Hendreicks-Tellefsen
Statisticians…Chelsea Altman, Michael Badalucco, Teodorina Bello, Billy Cherry, Rehanna Ellis, Michaelle Hurst, Edmund Ikeda, Ahmed Ben Larby, William Preston, Debra Wilson
Dancers…RuPaul, Diana Broenstone, Liz Curtis, James Dickson, Esteban Fernandez, Eileen Galindo, Cotton Green, Nick Kosovich, Kyle Larson, Gregory Misciagno, Liz Ramos, Ray Rodriguez, Charles LaSalle, Lisa Scarola, Dale Stotts, Ginger Thatcher

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EXTRAS

Sequels and Spin Offs

Sequel to Smoke (1995)

Trivia

This film was shot in just five days using the same sets and much of the same cast of the film Smoke (1995). The idea came to the directors while watching actors improvising to get into character. They thought that these improvisations were so funny that they could make an entirely new film using them. Therefore, after Smoke was finished this film was made.

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