Stranger Than Paradise

Synopsis: A self-styled New York hipster is paid a surprise visit by his younger cousin from Budapest. From initial hostility and indifference a small degree of affection grows between the two. Along with a friend, they eventually end up visiting their aunt in the wastelands of Cleveland and then proceed to Florida where they lose all their money gambling before unwittingly gaining a fortune.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Jim Jarmusch
Production: Criterion Collection
  8 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
89 min

- Get off my shirt, man.

- Oh, sorry.

Who's in the third?

Song and Dance,

Last McCoy, the Real McCoy...

Square Deal, Female Touch.

- That's a good one. Female Touch.

- I don't want to bet on that race.

- Are we gonna take Eva?

- No, we're not gonna take Eva.

He bugs me.

You should come with us.

You'd have a good time.

- Is it nice?

- Oh, it's fun, yeah. Yeah.

Okay. I'm ready.

- Why don't we take Eva with us?

- Huh?

Why don't we take Eva?

- I don't want to take Eva with us.

- She'd have a good time.

Look, Eva, stay out of trouble, all right?

Just stay here while I'm out.

All right?

Let's go, man.

Why don't we take her with us?

Come on, man.

- Bye.

- See you later, Eva.

I'll see you again sometime.

The ball is in the air.

It's pass interference, and the ball

will be spotted at the 15.

- So, you see the guy who's got the ball?

- Mm-hmm.

That's the quarterback.

He can either hand off to one of the runners

or he can pass it downfield.

It's kind of like, you know,

he's, um -

The ball is in the air,

just out of the left...

He's, uh, like the general, you know.

He's sort of like- he's in charge of the offense.

The quarterback is in charge

of the whole offense.

That'll make it first down,

Cincinnati, at the San Francisco 15.

Clock running.

So what does the quarterback do

when he becomes the defense?


What does the quarterback do

when his team becomes the defense?

The quarter...

The quarter... The quarterback's

not on the defense ever. Uh...

I - Uh, I don't know how

to explain this to you.

That's a close one.

Just watch the game.

The closest men

were two offensive linemen.

I think this game is really stupid.

That really shouldn't be a penalty

for throwing the ball away.

The Bengals get a break here.

Watch this pass rush.

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Jim Jarmusch

James Robert Jarmusch (born January 22, 1953) is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, producer, editor, and composer. He has been a major proponent of independent cinema since the 1980s, directing such films as Stranger Than Paradise (1984), Down by Law (1986), Mystery Train (1989), Dead Man (1995), Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Broken Flowers (2005), Only Lovers Left Alive (2013), and Paterson (2016). Stranger Than Paradise was added to the National Film Registry in December 2002. As a musician, Jarmusch has composed music for his films and released two albums with Jozef van Wissem. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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