Directed by Martin Scorsese • 1985 • United States
Starring Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom
When an uptown New Yorker meets a downtown girl, he’s inadvertently drawn into a vortex of unhinged, malevolent, and paranoid misadventures in Martin Scorsese’s black-comic wild ride. Paul Hackett (Griffin Dunne) heads down to SoHo for a date, but nothing in his humdrum life as a word processor has prepared him for his surreal encounters with Marcy (Rosanna Arquette); her far-out artist roommate Kiki (Linda Fiorentino); cocktail waitress Julie (Teri Garr); ice cream vendor Gail (Catherine O’Hara); June (Verna Bloom), who lives in the basement of a nightclub; and the assorted oddballs who populate lower Manhattan by night. Now, Paul longs only for the safety of his Upper East Side apartment—but will he ever make it home?