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Lost in Yonkers (film)

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Adapted from  Lost in Yonkers
Language  English
Director  Martha Coolidge
Music director  Elmer Bernstein
Country  United States
Lost in Yonkers (film) movie poster
Release date  May 14, 1993 (1993-05-14) (U.S.) October 21, 1993 (1993-10-21) (Argentina) November 18, 1993 (1993-11-18) (Australia) January 14, 1994 (1994-01-14) (Spain) April 29, 1994 (1994-04-29) (Sweden)
Based on  Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon
Cast  Mercedes Ruehl (Bella Kurnitz), Richard Dreyfuss (Louie Kurnitz), Irene Worth (Grandma Kurnitz), Mike Damus (Arty), Brad Stoll (Jay)
Similar movies  Neil Simon wrote the screenplay for Lost in Yonkers and Brighton Beach Memoirs

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Lost in Yonkers is a 1993 film adaptation of Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name, directed by Martha Coolidge. It stars Irene Worth, Mercedes Ruehl, and Richard Dreyfuss. It was the first theatrical feature film to be edited on Avid Media Composer.


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Plot synopsis

In 1942 in the Bronx, Evelyn Kurnitz has just died following a lengthy illness. Her husband, Eddie Kurnitz, needs to take a job as a traveling salesman to pay off the medical bills incurred, and decides to ask his stern and straight talking mother, from whom he is slightly estranged, if his two early-teen sons, Jay and Arty (who their Grandma calls by their full given names, Yakob and Arthur), can live with her and their Aunt Bella Kurnitz in Yonkers. His mother refuses at first but reluctantly agrees after Bella threatens to leave her. Despite their Grandma owning and operating a candy store, Jay and Arty don't like their new living situation as they're afraid of their Grandma, and find it difficult to relate to their crazy Aunt Bella, whose slow mental state is manifested by perpetual excitability and a short attention span, which outwardly comes across as a childlike demeanor. Into their collective lives returns one of Eddie and Bella's other siblings, Louie Kurnitz, a henchman for some gangsters. He is hiding out from Hollywood Harry, who wants what Louie stole and is hiding in his small black bag. Jay and Arty's mission becomes how to make money fast so that they can help their father and move back in together, which may entail stealing the $15,000 their Grandma has hidden somewhere. Bella's mission is to find a way to tell the family that she wants to get married to Johnny, her equally slow movie theater usher boyfriend; the two could also use $5,000 of Grandma's hidden money to open their dream restaurant. And Louie's mission is to survive the next couple of days.


  • Richard Dreyfuss as Louie
  • Mercedes Ruehl as Bella
  • Irene Worth as Grandma
  • Mike Damus as Arty
  • Brad Stoll as Jay
  • Broadway play

    After eleven previews, the Broadway production, directed by Gene Saks, opened on February 21, 1991 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where it ran for 780 performances. The original cast included Jamie Marsh, Irene Worth, Mercedes Ruehl, and Kevin Spacey.


    Lost in Yonkers (film) Wikipedia

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