New York, New York is a 1977 musical-drama film about an egotistical saxophone player and a young singer who meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long uphill climb.
Directed by Martin Scorsese. Written by Earl Mac Rauch and Mardik Martin.
== Jimmy Doyle ==
Do I look like a gentleman to you in this shirt and these pants?
== Dialogue ==
Jimmy: I know you from some place.
Jimmy: You don't remember me?
Jimmy: You don't remember we met a few years ago? It was at a party or a dance. We had a long conversation. You can't remember that?
Jimmy: I just want to explain to you, first of all, my parents are over there, my mother and father, my brother and sister. So I got to see them because I just was two years in the service, you know, so they haven't see me. Now, I want to get your phone number so I can tell you tomorrow about what I was thinking about. There's something very, very important I've got to talk to you about.
Jimmy: No what? No what?
Jimmy: No, no, no. You don't understand. Give me your number. You got a pencil or something?
Jimmy: All right. I have a photographic memory. Just give me your number, and I'll remember it.
Jimmy: Can I meet you at Central Park? I'm serious.
Francine: I know. No.
Jimmy: I mean, come on. There's no way...
Francine: No!Jimmy: I guess a little small talk's in order here now.
Francine: Can it get any smaller?
Jimmy: Now look I can take a hint.
Francine: Can you also take a walk?
Jimmy: Do you want me to leave?
Jimmy: I'll leave right now.
Jimmy: You expect me to leave after the way you just talked to me?
Francine: Will you go away?
Jimmy: I don't want to, I want to stay here and annoy you.Francine: What's the Theory of Relativity, that light is curved?
Jimmy: I don't know.
Francine: They say that only five people in the whole world, you know, know really what it's about.
Jimmy: Well, the Japs understand, from what I know.Jimmy: You're an agent?
Tony Harwell: I reiterate, yes.
Jimmy: If I went down there, would you be my agent?
Tony Harwell: No.
Jimmy: Why not?
Tony Harwell: I ain't interested. I'm satisfied with the list of clients I got now.
Jimmy: You're makin' a mistake, but okay, you know.
Tony Harwell: I made a lot of mistakes. So I'll make another one. This one's on me.Jimmy: Let me ask you something. You got any other advice for me?
Tony Harwell: Yes. Stay off the junk, and you'll go far.
Jimmy: Fine. Thanks a lot. Swell of you to say that.Frankie Harte: Jay, will you please? It's slippery out there. We don't want to slide into town, we want to drive in.
Driver: Leave me alone. I'm tryin' to take a nap.Francine: That was it?! That was your proposal? Get your coat on, put your shoes on, lets go, lets go, lets go, that was it?!
Jimmy: Whats wrong with that?Jimmy: Where is she?
Tony Harwell: Why should I tell you where she is if she doesn't tell you where she is in the letter?
Jimmy: Then why do you take the time to come out to Brooklyn to give me this letter if you don't think she cares enough about me to let me know where she is, or to let you know to let me know where she is? Doesn't that makes sense to you?
Tony Harwell: It should, but it don't.Jimmy: Will you marry me? Will you marry me? I love you. Will you marry me? I don't want anybody else to be with you. I don't want anybody else. I want to be with you, do you understand? I don't want anybody else to be with you except me. I love you. I love you. Look at me. I love you.
Francine: Oh, I love you, too.
== Taglines ==
The war was over and the world was falling in love again.
A love story is like a song. It's beautiful while it lasts.
== Cast ==
Liza Minnelli - Francine Evans
Robert De Niro - Jimmy Doyle
Lionel Stander - Tony Harwell
Barry Primus - Paul Wilson
Mary Kay Place - Bernice Bennett
Georgie Auld - Frankie Harte
George Memmoli - Nicky
Dick Miller - Palm Club Owner
Clarence Clemons - Cecil Powell
Casey Kasem - DJ aka Midnight Bird
Jack Haley - Master of Ceremonies / Cameo Appearance (uncredited)
Adam Winkler - Jimmy Doyle Jr.
== External links ==
New York, New York quotes at the Internet Movie Database
New York, New York at Rotten Tomatoes