Bright Lights, Big City (film)

1988 film by James Bridges

Bright Lights, Big City is a 1988 American drama film about a disillusioned young writer living in New York City who turns to drugs and drinking to block out the memories of his dead mother and estranged wife.

Directed by James Bridges. Written by Jay McInerney, based on his novel of the same name.

Jamie Conway edit

  • There's a certain shabby nobility in failing all by myself.
  • [voice over] You are not the kind of guy who would be at a place like this at this time of the morning and, though the details are fuzzy. You cannot say that the terrain is entirely unfamiliar.

Tad Allagash edit

  • [reads paper in typewriter] Yeah! "Dead Amanda"! I told you, you get more nookie than you can shake a fucking stick at if you just told people your wife was dead.

Drunken Writer edit

  • [rambling on aimlessly to himself] ...Siamese fighting fish in the water cooler... the old crew in the golden days of this magazine would have thought of it.

Dialogue edit

Ferret Man: Want to buy a ferret?
Jamie: No, thanks.
Ferret Man: His name is Fred...

Cast edit

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