Chinese Coffee


1h 39m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Late one night, small-time writer Harry Levine visits his best-friend Jake Manheim after losing his job as a doorman. Harry gets angry because he thinks Jake hasn't read his new manuscript, but Jake has read the book. After more discussion it becomes clear that Harry has lifted numerous personal det

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Synopsis

Late one night, small-time writer Harry Levine visits his best-friend Jake Manheim after losing his job as a doorman. Harry gets angry because he thinks Jake hasn't read his new manuscript, but Jake has read the book. After more discussion it becomes clear that Harry has lifted numerous personal details about Jake's life for his new work, and Jake is not happy about it.

Crew

Joe Abbatecola

Best Boy Grip

Bruce Bare

Office Intern

Michael Berenbaum

Editor

Elmer Bernstein

Music

Elmer Bernstein

Original Score

John Billeci

Best Boy

Jim Bulleit

Co-Producer

Dan Butler

Art Department Coordinator

Mara Buxbaum

Publicist

Maurice Cabrera

Other

Steve Calalang

1st Assistant Camera

Paul Camarro

Set Dresser

Lynn Campbell

Makeup Artist

Billy Capucilli

Stand-In (For Al Pacino)

Sherry Chow

Office Intern

Kim Marie Cicione

Other

John Clifford

Stills

Jason Conti

Other

Damien Corsetti

Assistant (To Al Pacino)

Damien Corsetti

Driver

Danny Coss

Location Scout

Lou Crisa

Security

Colin Cumberbatch

Production Coordinator

Anne D'amato

Executive Producer

Greg D'angelo

Assistant (To Al Pacino)

Greg D'angelo

Driver

Jennifer D'angelo

2nd Assistant Director

Peter Decurtis

On Set Dresser

Richard Dobbs

Camera Operator

Jon Easley

Other

Sylvia Fay

Extras Casting

Spike Finnerty

Stand-In (For Jerry Orbach)

Jason Gallagher

Other

Kenneth Gaskins

Transportation Captain

Don Geyra

Other

Damon Gordon

Assistant Location Manager

Anne Gorman

Wardrobe Supervisor

Sam Greto

Carpenter

Louis J Guerra

Second 2nd Assistant Director

Michael Hadge

Producer

Marcee Healy

Unit Production Assistant

Daniele Hollywood

Assistant Costume Designer

Tina Hong

Assistant Auditor

Tim Judge

Assistant (To Al Pacino)

Chiemi Karasawa

Script Supervisor

Paul Koronkiewicz

Boom Operator

Victoria Krasnakevich

Props Master

Franne Lee

Costume Designer

Paul Lee

Line Producer

Wing Lee

Production Designer

Brian Lerch

Production Supervisor

Gary Levy

Avid Assistant Editor

Ira Lewis

Play As Source Material ("Chinese Coffee")

Ira Lewis

Screenwriter

Ira Lewis

Source Material

Marshall Lewy

Set Production Assistant

Marshall Lewy

Set Production Assistant

Ira Manhoff

Film Assistant Editor

Jonathan Manzo

Location Manager

Barry Markowitz

Additional Camera

Robert Markus

Grip

Mike Matsumurg

Driver

Mike Matsumurg

Assistant (To Al Pacino)

Yvette Mattern

Location Scout

Becca Meis

Assistant Props

Larry Meistrich

Producer

John Mollura

Associate Producer

Brian Murray

Location Assistant

Tony Oedel

Costume Apprentice

Francesca Paris

Key Hair

Nickie Pastorie

Craft Service

Jennifer Pearlman

Key Set Production Assistant

Dave Perry

Office Intern

Linda Phillips

Other

Gaston Pierre

Art Production Assistant

Mathew Price

Sound Mixer

Andrew Priestley

1st Assistant Camera

Cari Prinzi

Key Grip

Frank Prinzi

Cinematographer

Frank Prinzi

Director Of Photography

Frank Prinzi

Dp/Cinematographer

Jamey Pryde

Post-Production Supervisor

James Riley

Construction Grip

Jennifer Roth

Unit Production Manager

Robert Salerno

Producer

Dina Santillo

2nd Assistant Camera

Anthony Scalzo

On-Set Dresser

Douglas W Shannon

Gaffer

Carol Silverman

Set Decorator

Michael Spiller

Additional Camera

Igor Srubshchik

Video Assist

Arthur Szefer

Other

Bonnie Timmermann

Casting Director

J Miller Tobin

1st Assistant Director

Drew B Vandervelde

Unit Production Assistant

Jodi Shapera Yeager

Auditor

Ian Zdatny

Scenic Artist

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States May 2003

Released in United States on Video June 19, 2007

Released in United States September 2000

Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 1-4, 2000.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Special Presentation) September 7-16, 2000.

Shown at Tribeca Film Festival in New York City (Special Screenings) May 3-11, 2003.

Film released direct-to-video as part of a box set entitled "Pacino: An Actor's Vision," which also includes "Looking for Richard" (USA/1996) and "The Local Stigmatic" (USA/1990).

Began shooting May 24, 1997.

Completed shooting July 1, 1997.

Pacino funded the film himself and shot it between projects over the course of three years.

Released in United States May 2003 (Shown at Tribeca Film Festival in New York City (Special Screenings) May 3-11, 2003.)

Released in United States on Video June 19, 2007

Released in United States September 2000 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 1-4, 2000.)

Released in United States September 2000 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Special Presentation) September 7-16, 2000.)