Never on Tuesday

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Never on Tuesday
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Never on Tuesday
Directed by Adam Rifkin
Produced by Cassian Elwes, Elliott Kastner et al
Written by Adam Rifkin
Starring Claudia Christian
Andrew Lauer
Peter Berg
Nicolas Cage
Cary Elwes
Emilio Estevez
Judd Nelson
Charlie Sheen
Music by Richard Stone
Edited by Ed Rothkowitz
Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment
Release date(s)
  • April 13, 1989 (1989-04-13)
Running time 90 minutes
Country  United States
Language English

Never on Tuesday is a comedy film written and directed by Adam Rifkin. The film was released on VHS Video rental by Paramount Home Entertainment in 1989 and was originally slated to be re-released in the United States on DVD format through City Light Entertainment[1] before the company went out of business.


Three people are stranded in the desert after Matt (Andrew Lauer) and Eddie (Peter Berg) total Tuesday's (Claudia Christian) automobile. Tuesday is a drop dead gorgeous girl; however, much to the guys’ dismay, she is revealed as a lesbian, albeit sensitive and fun-loving. She is a woman with ambition and Matt and Eddie are far from impressive to her. Exhibiting an immediate sexual interest in the beautiful Tuesday, the guys begin their efforts to bring her around to being attracted to one of them. [2][3][4]


Filming for Never on Tuesday took place in Borrego Springs, California, an astronomy hot spot and an ideal place for shooting a road movie set in a stark and desolate location. The cameo actors were flown out to Borrego Springs on their individual filming days including Charlie Sheen - who had just finished filming Wall Street (1987 film) - and Cary Elwes of The Princess Bride (film). The film's crew members included producer Cassian Elwes (brother of Cary) and make up artist Sheryl Berkoff, who would eventually marry Rob Lowe. With a limited budget the cast and crew shot on film; they used 'short ends' - sections of film left over in the canister - cheap to buy but with limited use. Christian says: 'we were constantly trying to shove a 4 minute scene into a 2 minutes film stock!'[5]

Adam Rifkin[edit]

Adam Rifkin has written and directed many projects including The Dark Backward, The Chase (1994 film), and Detroit Rock City (film). Early on in his career Rifkin often worked with the same people including many faces of the then up-and-coming Brat Pack, such as Sherilyn Fenn and Rob Lowe.[6][7] Never on Tuesday is Rifkin's Directorial debut, an independent Twentysomething (film) with a small cast that indeed features cameos from many of Rifkin's mainstays such as Cary Elwes, Judd Nelson, and Charlie Sheen. Executive Producer, Cassian Elwes, also produced The Chase (1994 film) and The Dark Backward aka The Man with Three Arms.[8][9]



  1. ^ Never on Tuesday, 1988, Internet Movie Database [accessed] June 2, 2011.
  2. ^ Never on Tuesday, 1988, VHS, Paramount Home Entertainment.
  3. ^ Never on Tuesday, Rotten Tomatoes Website [accessed] June 2, 2011.
  4. ^ Lee-Williams, Matt, Amazon (USA) Review [accessed] June 2, 2011.
  5. ^ A Look Back at Never on Tuesday, Kelly, Interview with Claudia Christian for Claudia Christian Official Website, April 18, 2011 [accessed] June 2, 2011.
  6. ^ Dark Backward aka Man with Three Arms (1991), The, Internet Movie Database [accessed] June 2, 2011.
  7. ^ Rifkin, Adam, 1988, Internet Movie Database [accessed] June 2, 2011.
  8. ^ Stefanuiuk, Amanda, Raised on VHS, Interview with Adam Rifkin, in Video Store Kid, May 15, 2009 [accessed] June 2, 2011.
  9. ^ Stefanuiuk, Amanda, Raised on VHS, Interview with Adam Rifkin, in Video Store Kid, May 15, 2009 [accessed] June 2, 2011.
  10. ^ Never on Tuesday, 1988, Cast and Crew List, Internet Movie Database [accessed] June 2, 2011.

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