Rhythm Thief

Directed by Matthew Harrison

Year: 1995
Running Time: 87
Color Type: B&W
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Country: U.S.
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Rhythm Thief

Cast
Jason Andrews
Eddie Daniels
Kevin Corrigan
Kimberly Flynn
Sean Hagerty
Mark Alfred

Crew
Directed by Matthew Harrison


Jason Andrews (Last Exit to Brooklyn) is Simon, a New York City bootlegger who sells stolen music on the streets of Manhattan's Lower East Side. Ludlow Street chick Cyd (Kimberley Flynn, Michael Mann's Heat), who has a real job, meets Simon on weekday mornings for sex. Life is good for Simon, until the day he rips off 1-900-BOXX, a militant all-girl punk band fronted by real life rocker Cynthia Sley (of the Bush Tetras). The band comes after Simon, tromps his would-be sidekick Fuller (Kevin Corrigan, The Departed), and ultimately hounds him out of the city with Marty (Eddie Daniels, Bad Lieutenant), a girl from his past, in tow. After a period of exile in Far Rockaway, Simon is drawn back to the neighborhood for a final showdown.

Director Matthew Harrison, one of the most exciting American independent filmmaking talents to emerge in the 1990's, began making films on the streets of New York City while still a kid. His first feature, Spare Me, a smash hit on the international film festival circuit, led to the immediate production of Rhythm Thief. Harrison's short films, such as Two Boneheads, West Side Evan, and Waking Up Crazy, won awards internationally. Based on his admiration of Rhythm Thief, Martin Scorsese served as executive producer on Harrison's acclaimed follow-up film, Kicked in the Head.

1995 US 87 min B&W Original Aspect Ratio (1.33:1)

a Film Crash feature
a Matthew Harrison film
RHYTHM THIEF
starring JASON ANDREWS, EDDIE DANIELS, KEVIN CORRIGAN, KIMBERLY FLYNN, SEAN HAGERTY and MARK ALFRED
music by Danny Brenner & Hugh O'Donovan, John L. Horn & Kevin Okerlund
edited by Matthew Harrison
cinematography by Howard Krupa
executive producer Matthew Harrison
co-producer Christopher Cooke written by Christopher Grimm and Matthew Harrison
produced by Jonathan Starch
directed by Matthew Harrison
© MCMXCIV FILM CRASH INC.

Reviews

"A gritty, funny street romp." - John Anderson, New York Newsday

"A Lower East Side BREATHLESS." - Jay Carr, Boston Globe



Awards

  • Special Jury Prize (Directing) Sundance Film Festival
    Official Selection Berlinale

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