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Ciao! Manhattan
Ciao Manhattan
Actors: Paul America, Charlie Bacis, Nell Bassett, Brigid Berlin, Jeff Briggs
Director: John Palmer (II)
Genres: Drama, Educational, Cult Movies
R     2002     1hr 24min

Fact and fiction collide in the cult classic Ciao! Manhattan, which was billed as "the film that wrote itself." The unexpectedly poignant tale is based on the life of "Superstar" Edie Sedgwick, who plays a drugged-out form...  more »


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Actors: Paul America, Charlie Bacis, Nell Bassett, Brigid Berlin, Jeff Briggs
Director: John Palmer (II)
Genres: Drama, Educational, Cult Movies
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance, Educational, Drama
Studio: Plexifilm
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
DVD Release Date: 11/12/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/1972
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/1972
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 24min
Screens: Black and White,Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 10
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, German

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Movie Reviews

Lucy Speed | Northeast,USA | 10/12/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Edie Sedgwick was an emotionally disturbed ,beautiful young woman who was exploited sexually because of her money and emotional vulnerability.The characters from Andy (gross)Warhol"s 'Factory"are a ghastly crew of decadent freaks with serious mental and substance abuse issues and confused sexual identity.There are orgies in this piece of trash.Poor little Edie Sedgwick is six feet under because of drugs.And no matter how you look at it that's not cool.Bob Neuwirth is particularly creepy!He's not in the film but he sex-ploited Edie among other things."
Dr H.Alloy | Australia | 09/05/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Very much a film of it's era, this disjointed mess is still a must see if you love Edie or have any interest in the 60's Warhol crowd.

Edie certainly is everything you've heard, one of the 60's great beauties: charisma and vunerability coupled with mental instabilty-she's a ravishing nutcase (If you know her ghastly family history, it will only add to the tragedy). And sadly we're either seeing one of the 60's great under utilised acting talents or someone's obvious insanity caught on film-probably both.

Ciao Manhattan has that train wreck quality in gorgeous colour and B&W.

The commentary adds plenty of anecdotes and flavour to this disturbing piece of pop culture history."
Danielle J. Ezcurra | 08/30/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"this is a REALLY f-ed up movie. WOW. I love edie sedgwick. She is my idol. There's one part of the movie where she is doing that little side steppin dance move she always does but she is SO zonked out on whatever that it looks like a crack dance. I had to keep turning away because it just reminded me of the heroin twins from dr. phil and that is NOT why I find her so fascinating. It's a really fascinating movie because it is so bizarre and that kind of stuff really resonates with me but all I could concentrate on was how messed up she was and her weird fake [...]. I think beneath all the charisma and the lively personality there was a very hurt and empty individual...maybe she's better off dead. Who knows?"