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Bright Lights, Big City (1988)

R
107 min | Drama

A disillusioned young writer living in New York City turns to drugs and drinking to block out the memories of his dead mother and estranged wife.
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Jay McInerney (novel) (screenplay)
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$ 25,000,000
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$ 5,126,791
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$ 16,118,077
Gross (World)
$ 16,118,077
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Apr 1, 1988 (United States)

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5.7 / 10 | 6,472 votes