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Union City (1980)

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Movie Info

Mark Reichart wrote and directed this disturbing tale of mounting paranoia, based on a story by Cornell Woolrich. Harlan (Dennis Lipscomb) is a New Jersey businessman who becomes obsessed with trying to catch the person who has been stealing sips from the milk bottle delivered to his doorstep every morning. His wife Lillian (Debbie Harry) complacently puts up with her husband's increasingly bizarre behavior. Harlan finally goes off the deep end when he captures the culprit --a homeless Vietnam War veteran (Sam McMurray). He reacts with such fury that he bashes the man's head in. Then, to hide his crime, he conceals the body in a Murphy bed in the abandoned apartment next door.

Cast

Irina Maleeva
as The Contessa
Everett McGill
as Larry Longacre
Sam McMurray
as Young Vagrant
Pat Benatar
as Jeanette
Tony Azito
as Alphonse
Wolgang Zilzer
as Ludendorf
Taylor Mead
as Man in Taxi
Cynthia Crisp
as Woman in Taxi
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Critic Reviews for Union City

All Critics (3)

Never registers any suspense.

Full Review… | November 14, 2012
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Audience Reviews for Union City

½

★★1/2 (out of four) I love Debbie Harry and I love Pat Benatar, but I think they'll be remembered more for their 2009 tour together and their dozens of hits in the 1980's than for this little misfire of a movie The atmosphere is great in this story about a man living across the Hudson from New York in Union City, New Jersey. Things turn murderous when he tries to capture who has been taking sips from his milk bottle. The mood can't quite make up for the odd script. Though it doesn't quite succeed it is still kind of fun to see two 1980's icons together in a movie, early in their careers. [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v48/Zeppo1/UnionCity.jpg[/IMG]

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