The Simian Line

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The Simian Line
The Simian Line (film).jpg
DVD cover
Directed byLinda Yellen
Produced byLinda Yellen
Robert Renfield
Written byLinda Yellen
Michael Leeds
Gisela Bernice
StarringHarry Connick Jr.
Cindy Crawford
Tyne Daly
William Hurt
Monica Keena
Samantha Mathis
Lynn Redgrave
Music byPatrick Seymour
CinematographyDavid Bridges
Edited byBob Jorissen
Distributed byGabriel Film Group
Release date
  • November 16, 2001 (2001-11-16)
Running time
106 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Simian Line is a 2001 American improvisational film released in New York City and Los Angeles. It was filmed over an eleven-day period. The ensemble cast includes Harry Connick Jr., Cindy Crawford, Tyne Daly, William Hurt, Monica Keena, Samantha Mathis, Lynn Redgrave, Jamey Sheridan and Eric Stoltz.


When Katharine (Lynn Redgrave) throws a party on Halloween, a psychic called Arnita (Tyne Daly) predicts that one of the three couples present at the party will break up by the end of the year. The guests don't take her seriously. Arnita doesn't tell them that she can see a fourth couple at the party, the long dead Mae (Samantha Mathis) and Edward (William Hurt). As days go by, Katharine grows increasingly jealous of her lover Rick (Harry Connick, Jr.), and his flirting with her neighbor Sandra (Cindy Crawford). Sandra is married to Paul (Jamey Sheridan). Marta (Monica Keena) and Billy (Dylan Bruno) are rock musicians who live in the same building as Katharine.



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