Cinema: Mean Streets in Nighttown After Hours

Directed by Martin Scorsese; Screenplay by Joseph Minion

This movie has a very simple moral: if, like tyro Word Processor Paul Hackett (Griffin Dunne), you are young, lonely, naive and a resident of Manhattan, you must learn to live with the fact that the only safe way to pass your evenings is at home, dozily watching television.

Above all, you must not permit yourself to be picked up in hash houses by girls like Marcy (Rosanna Arquette). Even though she is pretty. Even though she claims to share your interest in the life and work of Henry Miller. For if she succeeds in luring you southward to the exotically...

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