"Susan! My God, we thought you were dead!" - "No,
just in New Jersey."
Directed by: Susan Seidelman Written by: Leora
Barish Produced by: Michael Peyser, Sarah Pillsbury
& Midge Sanford Production company: Orion Pictures Location: NY (US) Date of filming: Sept. 1984 Budget: $ 4.5 million
Rosanna Arquette Madonna
Larry Stillman D.D.S
Madonna was trying to lose weight,
or rather not to gain any. So when the script called for her to
be eating, she'd spit out the food at the end of the take!
The orange baseball jersey that Susan
wears after her clothes have been stolen, sports the letters MC.
These are of course Madonna Ciccone's initials.
Rosanna Arquette was reportedly complaining
that Madonna got all the attention instead of her, who had the
Original Music by: Thomas Newman. This soundtrack contains
only instrumental songs.
Leave Atlantic City!
Port Authority by Night
New York City by Day
Through the Viewscope
St. Mark's Place
A Key and a Picture
Battery Park / Amnesia
Jail/Port Authority by Day
Running with Birds in Cages
This soundtrack doesn't contain many songs that were used in
the movie, such as Madonna's successful theme song Into
The Groove, which was later included in the re-issue of the
Like A Virgin album.
Betty Everett - The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)
Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
Run DMC - Sucker MC's
Dee Dee Sharp - Smashed Potato Time
The Fixx - One Thing Leads To Another
Carly Simon - You Belong To Me
Aretha Franklin - Respect
Marshall Crenshaw - Someday, someway
Released as: Desperately Seeking Susan Released in
theatres: March 29th, 1985 (US) Released on DVD:
June 13th, 2000 (US); Aug. 14th, 2000 (Europe) Runtime:
104 minutes Genre: Comedy/Romance MPAA rating:
PG-13 Box office: $ 27.4 million (US)
Roberta is a housewife, bored with her life and feeling ignored
by her hot tub-selling husband. The one thing that interests her
is the excitement and romance she finds in following the relationship
of Jim and Susan, who communicate through their travels using
the personal ads. Susan is having her own fun when she sees the
ad to meet Jim in NYC. Unfortunately, Susan is unaware that the
last man she was with is entangled with the mob. So when Roberta
shows up to actually see her idol, she takes it upon herself to
emulate her. After a bout of amnesia, she is mistaken for Susan
and must survive with Susan, Jim, her husband, and the mob - scrambling
for the truth. Until Jims best friend comes to the rescue. (source:
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1986 BAFTA Awards: award for 'Best
Actress in a Supporting Role' (Rosanna Arquette)
1986 Casting Society of America Awards:
nomination for 'Best Casting for Feature Film, Comedy' (Risa Bramon
Garcia & Billy Hopkins)
1986 César Awards: nomination
for 'Best Foreign Film'
1986 Golden Globes: nomination for
'Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical'