Naked in New York

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Naked in New York
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Daniel Algrant
Produced by Frederick Zollo
Martin Scorsese
Written by Daniel Algrant
John Warren
Starring Eric Stoltz
Mary-Louise Parker
Ralph Macchio
Jill Clayburgh
Tony Curtis
Timothy Dalton
Kathleen Turner
Narrated by Eric Stoltz
Music by Angelo Badalamenti
Cinematography Joey Forsyte
Edited by Bill Pankow
Some Film
Distributed by Fine Line Features
Release date
  • 1993 (1993) (Deauville)
  • April 13, 1994 (1994-04-13)
Running time
91 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1,038,959[1]

Naked in New York is a 1993 American romantic comedy film directed by Daniel Algrant and starring Eric Stoltz, Mary-Louise Parker, Ralph Macchio, Jill Clayburgh, Tony Curtis, Timothy Dalton, and Kathleen Turner, and featuring multiple celebrity cameos, including William Styron listing all of his authored, penned and film work, Whoopi Goldberg as a bas-relief mask, and former New York Dolls singer David Johansen as a talking monkey, which were arranged by executive producer Martin Scorsese.[2]


The film is narrated in flashback by Jake Briggs (Eric Stoltz), a young aspiring playwright, culminating in the production of one of his plays off-Broadway by agent Carl Fisher (Tony Curtis). The play is a flop, at least in part because the lead parts are given to two actors, Dana Coles and Jason Brett (Kathleen Turner and Chris Noth), who are "not right" for the roles. Along the journey, Jake reviews his relationships with girlfriend Joanne (Mary-Louise Parker), bisexual best friend Chris (Ralph Macchio), his mother Shirley (Jill Clayburgh), and his mostly absentee father Roman (Paul Guilfoyle). The film ends with Jake and Joanne going their separate ways, mostly because of competing career goals, and Jake hoping to write more plays with greater success.


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Naked in New York received mixed reviews, currently holding a 42% 'Rotten' rating on review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes.[3] The New York Times called the film "a warm, seductive delight".[4]


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