Union City (1980) DVD9
The year is 1953. Harlan (Dennis Lipscomb—Wargames, Undercover Blues, Under Siege) is an accountant and a short-tempered, mean-spirited little bully of a man. He makes life miserable for his lovely but downtrodden wife Lillian (Deborah Harry—Copland, lead singer of Blondie). They live in a modest apartment in a lower middle class suburb of New York.

Harlan is obsessed with finding the thief who has been stealing sips of milk from his morning delivery. He spends all of his waking hours hatching schemes to catch the thief red-handed. In the process he ignores his wife, leaving her to feel alone and rejected. Lillian turns to Larry (Everett McGill—The Straight Story, Licence to Kill, My Fellow Americans), the building supervisor, for comfort and eventually they hatch a plan to run away together.

One morning Harlan manages to catch the thief. Their confrontation escalates into an act of senseless violence. Harlan does what he can to conceal the evidence, but he is certain he will be found out eventually. His guilt and paranoia over what he has done drive the movie to a jarring conclusion.

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:22:02 | 5.01 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)
Subtitles: none
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Film Noir

Director: Marcus Reichert
Cast: Dennis Lipscomb, Deborah Harry, Sam McMurray, Terry Walsh, Cynthia Crisp, Irina Maleeva
Country: USA

• Deborah Harry screen test
• Rare deleted footage
• Original theatrical trailer

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