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FULL SYNOPSIS

Michael J. Fox once more makes a courageous effort to shed his nice-guy image in Bright Lights, Big City. Fox plays an impressionable Kansan who comes to the Big Apple to take a job at a major magazine. It isn't long before he falls into the twin traps of drug and alcohol abuse. His only hope for redemption is in the hands of Vicky (Tracy Pollan), the cousin of his scuzzy drinking buddy Tad (Kiefer Sutherland). Jay McInerney's bestselling novel does not translate easily to the big screen, but Fox strives hard to please, as do all of his costars. The white stuff snorted by Fox wasn't really cocaine, but powdered milk. Watch for Jay McInerney's David Hyde Pierce in a small role and Jason Robards in a significant unbilled cameo. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:April 1, 1988

Cast

Michael J. Fox
as Jamie Conway
Kiefer Sutherland
as Tad Allagash
Phoebe Cates
as Amanda
Swoosie Kurtz
as Megan
Frances Sternhagen
as Clara Tillinghast
Tracy Pollan
as Vicky
John Houseman
as Mr. Vogel
Charlie Schlatter
as Michael
Jason Robards, Jr.
as Alex Hardy
David Warrilow
as Rittenhouse
Dianne Wiest
as Mother
Alec Mapa
as Yasu Wade
William Hickey
as Ferret Man
Michael Badalucco
as Policeman
Peter Maloney
as Waiter
Gina Belafonte
as Kathy
Sam Robards
as Rich Vanier
Zette
as Stevie
Marika Blossfeldt
as Bald Girl
Jessica Lundy
as Theresa
Kelly Lynch
as Elaine
Peter Boyden
as Maitre d'
Annabelle Gurwitch
as Barbara
Maria Pitillo
as Pony-Tail Girl
Susan Traylor
as Leather Lady
Michael Fischetti
as Mannequin Craftsman
David Hyde Pierce
as Bartender at Fashion Show
James Babchak
as Bartender at Disco
Peg Murray
as Receptionist
Barbara Rucker
as Elegant Lady
Pat Santino
as Security Guard
Mike Bacarella
as Bakery Man
Josie Bell
as Runway Model
Alva Chinn
as Runway Model
Sheila Johnson
as Runway Model
Marisol Massey
as Runway Model
Marvin Braveman
Leigh French
Nicholas Guest
Fred Newman
Luisa Leschin
Anna Mathias
Tracy Newman
Reni Santoni
Wendy Schaal
Jonathan Stark
Arnold Turner
James Babchak
as Bartender at Disco
Maria Pitillo
as Pony-Tail Girl
Peter Maloney
as Waiter
Sheila Johnson
as Runway Model
Alva Chinn
as Runway Model
Zette
as Stevie
David Hyde Pierce
as Bartender at Fashion Show
Jessica Lundy
as Theresa
Sam Robards
as Rich Vanier
Michael Badalucco
as Policeman
Susan Traylor
as Leather Lady
Josie Bell
as Runway Model
Annabelle Gurwitch
as Barbara
Marisol Massey
as Runway Model
Marika Blossfeldt
as Bald Girl
Mike Bacarella
as Bakery Man
Michael Fischetti
as Mannequin Craftsman
Barbara Rucker
as Elegant Lady
Kelly Lynch
as Elaine
Peter Boyden
as Maitre d'
Pat Santino
as Security Guard
Peg Murray
as Receptionist
Gina Belafonte
as Kathy

Crew

James Bridges
Director
Jack Larson
Producer
Gerald R. Molen
Producer
Tom Cole
Screenwriter
James Bridges
Screenwriter
Jay McInerney
Book Author
Jay McInerney
Screenwriter
Gordon Willis
Cinematographer
Bryan Ferry
Songwriter
Alan Tarney
Songwriter
Curt Sobel
Composer (Music Score)
Prince
Featured Music
Oliver Leiber
Songwriter
Robert Mounsey
Composer (Music Score)
Shannon Dawson
Songwriter
Stephen Hague
Songwriter
Martyn Young
Songwriter
Timothy Meher
Songwriter
John Bloom
Editor
George Berndt
Editor
Santo Loquasto
Production Designer
Sydney Pollack
Co-producer
Mark Rosenberg
Co-producer
Jack Larson
Associate Producer
Gerald R. Molen
Executive Producer
Jerry Molen
Executive Producer
Bernie Pollack
Costume Designer
Les Lazarowitz
Sound/Sound Designer
David McGiffert
First Assistant Director
Mary Colquhoun
Casting
Joel Sill
Executive Music Producer
Bernadette Mazur
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