Windy City (film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Armyan Bernstein|
|Produced by||Alan Greisman|
|Written by||Armyan Bernstein|
|Music by||Jack Nitzsche|
|Edited by||Clifford Jones|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|September 21, 1984|
Windy City is a 1984 American dramatic film starring Kate Capshaw, Josh Mostel and John Shea and written and directed by Armyan Bernstein. This was the sixth film released by the short lived CBS Theatrical Films, the film production branch of the television network of the same name. The following year, the production company closed its doors. As of 2017, this film has never been released on DVD.
Danny Morgan, a writer living in Chicago, feels his world crashing down around him. His former girlfriend, Emily, is about to get married. His close childhood friend, Sol, has leukemia. Danny reflects on his past relationship with Emily while also trying to give Sol the send-off he deserves.
Danny pitches the idea of a sailing trip to their group of friends. This plan refers back to their childhood fantasies of being adventurers and pirates. However, Danny's friends have obligations and claim they are unable to just take off.
Despite a clandestine kiss with Emily at a dance club, Danny is unable to persuade her to take him back. On the day of Emily's wedding, he runs to stops her but is blocked by a rising drawbridge. He tries to jump the gap between the bridge's two halves, but falls short and lands in the river below. He arrives too late to stop the wedding ceremony.
Danny and Sol's friends throw caution to the wind and pitch in to make the sailing trip happen. As they all sail away from the harbor, Sol thanks Danny. In voice over, Danny reveals Sol died on the evening of trip's ninth day.
Years later, Danny runs into Emily, who is now divorced. The two of them go to a park, talk and hint at a possible reconciliation.
- John Shea as Danny Morgan
- Kate Capshaw as Emily Reubens
- Josh Mostel as Sol
- Jim Borrelli as Mickey
- Jeffrey DeMunn as Bobby
- Eric Pierpoint as Pete
- Lewis J. Stadlen as Marty
- James Sutorius as Eddy
- Niles McMaster as Michael
- Lisa Taylor as Sherry
- Nathan Davis as Mr. Jones
- Louie Lanciloti as Ernesto
- Wilbert Bradleyas Joe the Janitor
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