Queens Logic

Born in Queens ( Original title: Queens Logic). 's An American comedy film from 1991 directed by Steve Rash, the script was written by Tony Spiridakis.


At the beginning of the film we see a boy climbing on a rope on a railroad bridge. His friends stand on the floor and look up to.

Patricia and Ray want to marry; the upcoming wedding to be held in a park near the railway bridge in Queens. The wedding brings together a group of old friends. This includes the unsuccessful musician Dennis, who returned straight from Los Angeles. Vinny is an actor.

Eliot and Al are fishmongers. Al is married to Carla, however, tries to hit on other women. Carla is one day angry, demolished the house and leaves him.

Ray, a painter who is unsure whether he should marry. He thinks a hairdresser from Queens as a wife would not be his career -promoting. His paintings find buyers by his friends persuaded her friend to buy.

Al learns from a shop know the wealthy Grace. She reads from the delivery address that leaves Al in the store, and appears at a party, on which all the friends present. Al turns violent when a man follows him - the man proves to be a student who is filming the wedding. Then drive away Grace and Al, they spend some time together in a cemetery. There Grace Al gives advice on how he should get rid of his negative energy.

Eliot is gay and single. Another man finds him attractive, Eliot does not like the fact that the man mocks his friends. Eliot asks the man at the edge of the Party, not to follow him.

Al climbs to the railway bridge, but does not create the climb. He goes on to Carla, who lives with Patricia, and reconciles with her. The other friends appear, Ray asks Patricia forgiveness for his doubt. Carla gets from Al a ring she throws equal Patricia as a wedding gift.


Roger Ebert compared the film with some other films which reflect a reunion of people aged 30 years, including with the movie The Big Chill. The audience was astonished at not less than 30 minutes the first film, who the characters and what they connect. You know by and by the relationships and feel at the end with the characters with. Some scenes would rather act like a sequence of sketches as a thoughtful act. Ebert guessed that the film rather the tradition of Reunion Movies entwachse than the reality of Queens reproducing.

Peter Travers of Rolling Stone magazine quoted in of 21 February 1991 a newspaper article, after the Queens grown screenwriter Tony Spiridakis had processed his own experiences. Travers praised the dialogues, but criticized the " sloppy " ( " sloppy " ) structure and the " sentimentality " of the script. The cast of characters was " fantastic " - Travers mentioned especially Joe Mantegna, John Malkovich and Linda Fiorentino. The government was " sent" ( " deftly ").


John Malkovich was nominated in 1992 for the Independent Spirit Award.


Filming took place in New York City - especially in the urban district Queens - instead. The film played in theaters in the USA about a 613 thousand U.S. dollars.