Bright Lights, Big City (1988)

A disillusioned young writer living in New York City turns to drugs and drinking to block out the memories of his dead mother and estranged wife. (source:

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Release Date
1 April 1988
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Filming Locations
New York City, New York, USA
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Bright Lights, Big City is a 1988 American drama film directed by James Bridges and starring Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland, Phoebe Cates, Dianne Wiest and Jason Robards, based on the novel by Jay McInerney, who also wrote the screenplay. It was the last film directed by Bridges before his death in 1993.

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