Written by George Gilmore
Directed by Michael de Avila
Carolyn McCormich and Chris Noth as Wall Street hustlers
A day in the life of a New York City dive bar and the denizens that inhabit it. Set in the waning days of the 1980's, an era marked by excess and self-invention, the film is like an R-rated version of the lighthearted series "Cheers".
At a local watering hole in downtown Manhattan, a lively collection of urbanites engage in vigorous banter and edgy antics one day in 1989. Sal is the proprietor at the neighborhood tavern called Eppie's, and today his clientele includes a group of brash businessmen called the "Hair Club", curious underage film students, a not-so-off duty cop, a bookie who keeps bets in his head, an addictive gambler, an intimidating drag queen, a drunk painter, Wall Street hustlers and more; all of whom whose personalities and backgrounds are just as sundry as their respective lines of work. However one of Sal's most loyal customers is an old barfly named Burnzy. From opening until closing, as people parade through this hive of humanity, we get further acquainted with the elder Burnzy while he reveals the real reason he's been sitting at the bar all day.
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