Forever, Lulu (1987 film)
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Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Amos Kollek|
|Produced by||Amos Kollek|
Michael Steinhardt (executive)
|Written by||Amos Kollek|
|Music by||Paul Chihara|
|Edited by||Jay Freund|
|Distributed by||TriStar Pictures|
|April 24, 1987|
Forever, Lulu is a 1987 American comedy-mystery film starring Hanna Schygulla, Deborah Harry and Alec Baldwin, in his film debut. The film also features Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Wayne Knight, and director Amos Kollek.
The film centers on a German woman, Elaine Hines (Hanna Schygulla), living in New York City with aspirations of becoming a novelist. Reality settles in when Elaine loses her secretary job at a toilet seat company. Her agent calls her manuscript unsellable and not sexy enough before dropping her as a client. As if life couldn't get more unbearable for Elaine, her unexpected blind date turns disastrous. She runs out in the rain, waving a gun in the air in a mental breakdown. A couple sees her in the rain, assuming she has some violent tendencies. Afraid for their lives, they give Elaine their coats. Inside one of the coats' pockets is a picture of a blonde woman (Deborah Harry) she previously encountered, signed "Forever, Lulu" and an address. From this point, Elaine's life takes a crazy turn that involves gangsters, money, drugs, a handsome cop (Alec Baldwin) and the mystery blonde in the photograph.
Box office information
Home video release
RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video released Forever, Lulu on VHS in late 1987. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (successor to RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video) officially released this on DVD in 2005. It was released by other home entertainment distributors under the alternate title, Crazy Streets. Some DVD copies plastered either Alec Baldwin or Deborah Harry on the cover, even though they are featured in supporting roles.
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