Bright Lights, Big City Poster

Release Date: 1988

DVD Release Date: August 5th, 2003

R|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
In this adaptation of Jay McInerney's novel, Jamie Conway (Michael J. Fox) moves from small-town Kansas to New York City to work at a magazine. However, a number of things are making him miserable: He would rather be a writer, his wife (Phoebe Cates) has left him and his mother (Dianne Wiest) has recently died. So he takes to partying with his yuppie friend Tad (Kiefer Sutherland), abusing alcohol and cocaine. But he quickly finds himself becoming more and more dependent on drinking and drugs.

Cast: Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland, Phoebe Cates, Swoosie Kurtz, Frances Sternhagen, Tracy Pollan, John Houseman, Charlie Schlatter

Director: James Bridges

Genres: Drama

Production Co: United Artists, Mirage Enterprises

Keywords: Rescue, Temptation, Friend, Spirited, Mother, Brooding, 1980s, Bar, Office

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