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Downtown 81 (2000)

Unrated
72 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

After being released from the hospital, the artist Jean Michel Basquiat wanders around Manhattan trying to sell art to make money and find a place to stay.
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Jul 13, 2001 (United States)

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7.1 / 10 | 1,162 votes