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‘The Night We Never Met’

In Warren Leight’s deft 1993 romantic comedy of errors, Brian (Kevin Anderson, pictured), a young Manhattan stockbroker, has moved in with his fiancee (Justine Bateman) but holds on to his apartment in a fine old Greenwich Village townhouse. Two days a week he rents it to Sam (Matthew Broderick); Ellen (Annabella Sciorra) also takes two days, seeking a refuge where she can paint. Brian has a place where he can watch football games with his office pals, while Sam can escape from an overcrowded East Village dump. Brian, Sam and Ellen have never met, but the latter two begin leaving notes to each other. The calamity that ensues with a zingy domino effect is beautifully sustained by writer Leight in his directorial debut (Cinemax Tuesday at 5:20 a.m.).


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