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1999 – 200 Cigarettes

Paul as Kevin
Directed by: Risa Bramon Garcia
Written by: Shana Larsen
Produced by: Betsy Beers, David Gale, Van Toffler
Production year: 1998
Original release: 1999
Running time: 1 hour, 41 minutes
Other cast: Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck, Dave Chappelle
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This ensemble comedy follows an array of young people in New York City on New Year’s Eve. Among the numerous characters looking for love and fun are impulsive artist Ellie (Janeane Garofalo) and punks Tom (Casey Affleck) and Dave (Guillermo Diaz), who meet up with Stephie (Gaby Hoffmann) and Val (Christina Ricci), two girls from Long Island. Also interacting with various partygoers are a pensive bartender (Ben Affleck) and a taxi driver (Dave Chappelle) who operates a disco in his cab.