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Naked Lunch (movie)

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Naked Lunch
Directed byDavid Cronenberg
Screenplay byDavid Cronenberg
Story byNaked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
Produced byJeremy Thomas
Gabriella Martinelli
StarringPeter Weller
Judy Davis
Ian Holm
Roy Scheider
CinematographyPeter Suschitzky
Edited byRonald Sanders
Music byHoward Shore
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release dates
27 December 1991 (United States)
24 April 1992 (United Kingdom)
Running time
115 minutes
United Kingdom
United States
Budget$17-18 million[1]
Box office$2,641,357[1]

Naked Lunch is a 1991 science fiction drama movie. It was directed by David Cronenberg. It was produced by Jeremy Thomas and Gabriella Martinelli. Naked Lunch was released on December 27, 1991 in the United States and on 24 April 1992 in the United Kingdom. It is based on the William S. Burroughs 1959 novel of the same name. The movie was co-produced by movie companies in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Japan.

The movie got positive reviews from critics. It has a 71% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[2] Movie critic Roger Ebert rated the movie two-and-a-half stars out of four and said "While I admired it in an abstract way, I felt repelled by the material on a visceral level. There is so much dryness, death and despair here, in a life spinning itself out with no joy".[3]

In 1992, the movie won Genie Awards in the categories of Best Motion Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Overall Sound, and Best Sound Editing.[4]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Naked Lunch". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2015-03-11.
  2. "Naked Lunch". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2015-03-11.
  3. "Naked Lunch". Roger Ebert. Retrieved 2015-03-11.
  4. "Genie Awards - Awards for 1992". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2015-03-11.

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