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No Picnic (1986)

84 min | Drama

A black-and-white love letter to pre-gentrification New York City, Phil Hartman's NO PICNIC captures a remote time and place - the East Village circa 1985, a vibrant, seedy neighborhood populated by musicians, pimps and poets. Macabee ...See moreA black-and-white love letter to pre-gentrification New York City, Phil Hartman's NO PICNIC captures a remote time and place - the East Village circa 1985, a vibrant, seedy neighborhood populated by musicians, pimps and poets. Macabee Cohen (David Brisbin), whose heyday as a rock musician is long gone, travels the city in a beat-up VW bus, supplying records to local juke boxes. His beloved Lower East Side neighborhood is in turmoil: rampant real estate speculation, tenants on rent strike, art invading the bars - "in my own neighborhood, I felt like I was in the middle of a party that I hadn't been invited to," he says. Mac's personal life is in turmoil, too: his girlfriend dumped him for the Air Force, his neighbor is pressuring him into a green card marriage, his father has left his mother for a younger man, and his brother is sending post cards from his sexual sojourn to all fifty states. Then a mysterious girl appears in his life, and Mac's obsession to find her becomes a quest of self-discovery, too - "I was looking for someone to save," he says, "to save myself." Written by A. Pavone See less
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Peter B. Hutton (as Peter Hutton)
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Updated Jan 31, 1987

Release date
Jul 12, 1990 (United States)

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Clare Bauman
The Fan The Fan   See fewer
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Steve Buscemi
Dead Pimp Dead Pimp   See fewer
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Chandler
Rock and Roll Porter Rock and Roll Porter   See fewer
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Ryan Cutrona
Live Pimp Live Pimp   See fewer
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Luis Guzmán
Arroyo Arroyo   See fewer
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Richard Hell
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David Murray Jaffe
Big Pig Manager Big Pig Manager   See fewer
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Judith Malina
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Greg Masters
The Walker The Walker   See fewer
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Myoshin
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Lizzie Olesker
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Gary Ray
Voice of irate bar patron (uncredited) Voice of irate bar patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.4 / 10 | 28 votes