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Chinese Coffee

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Harry Levine (Al Pacino) is an aging author in Greenwich Village who fears that his best days might be behind him. Though he saw moderate success in the past, he's currently unemployed after losing his job as a restaurant doorman. When he calls his friend Jake Manheim (Jerry Orbach) to collect a debt, he also shares his latest manuscript, a story about Levine and Manheim's friendship, which leads to the re-opening of old, still unresolved wounds.

Cast

Al Pacino
as Harry Levine
Jerry Orbach
as Jake Manheim
Judette Jones
as Supermarket Cashier
Paul J.Q. Lee
as Counterman
Joel Eidelsberg
as Harry's Brother
Maria Gentile
as Sarah/Bellydancer
Neal Jones
as Eteocles/Actor in Play
Laura Esterman
as Actor in Play/Messenger
Hazel Goodman
as Cafe Dante Waitress
James Bulleit
as Sgt. Boyle - Undercover cop #1
Mark Scarola
as Undercover Cop #2
John Darren
as Undercover Cop #3
Frank Guy
as Undercover Cop #4
Madison Arnold
as Nightclub Patron
Libby Langdon
as Julie/L.A. Golden Girl
Paul Butler
as Barney - Poet/Bartender
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Critic Reviews for Chinese Coffee

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  • A New York story born out of the acclaimed Actors Studio, Chinese Coffee is a tragic, at times comedic drama that focuses on the themes of trust, betrayal and compromise found in friendships.

    March 7, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Chinese Coffee

  • Oct 31, 2010
    Al Pacino added flashbacks to the original play's script in order to break up the constant stream of dialogue, and in the special features, Pacino wonders if they're too much. They are because nothing significant happens during them, and the same can be said about the film's main action. So little happens in the one-on-one interplay that it fails to compel ... until the end. Pacino's final monologue almost makes it worth the wait. The film centers on artists, and I suspect that its audience is limited to the people it concerns. Despite its obvious flaws, being in this group and having experienced an utter lack of money to keep me going, I enjoyed many parts of this film's action. Pacino and Orbach are fantastic, but they would've been even better if the film had a little more meat and raised the stakes of the conflict.
    Jim H Super Reviewer
  • Jan 31, 2008
    Interesting play on film by director and star Pacino. It's good to see Pacino do interesting work like this instead of his usual "Now where is my paycheck?" films. A good companion piece with Looking For Richard for the arty crowd.
    Christopher B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 02, 2007
    Al Pacino isn't a director, and he doesn't propose to be, but this is a terrific little film and I'm very glad that I got the opportunity to finally see it. The acting is great, and the source play is beautifully written. There's a sense of personal connection, both with the writer and the actors, and the result is a thoroughly convincing character study.
    Mike T Super Reviewer

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