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New York Minute

Movie Poster for New York Minute
Directed by Dennie Gordon
Produced by Denise Di Novi
Ashley Olsen
Mary-Kate Olsen
Robert Thorne
Executive Producer
Alison Greenspan
Christine A. Sacani
Jill Zimmerman
Written by Emily Fox
Adam Cooper
Bill Collage
Starring Mary-Kate Olsen
Ashley Olsen
Eugene Levy
Andy Richter
Riley Smith
Music by George S. Clinton
Michael Muhlfriedel
Cinematography Greg Gardiner
Sandi Sissel
Editing by Roderick Davis
Michael Jablow
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) United States:
May 1, 2004 (LA Premiere)
May 7, 2004
United Kingdom:
July 30, 2004
Running time 91 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $30,000,000 (estimated)
Gross revenue $21,289,826
Preceded by The Challenge

New York Minute is a 2004 comedy teen film starring Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen and Eugene Levy. It was directed by Dennie Gordon and released on May 7, 2004. In the film Mary-Kate and Ashley play twins with opposing personalities who have a series of misadventures around the city of New York.

It is the Olsen twins' first theatrical film since It Takes Two.



The story follows Jane and Roxy Ryan, twin sisters with opposing personalities. Jane (Ashley Olsen) is an academic obsessed with order and planning and is a straight A student, Captain of the Cheerleading Team and is the 'mom' of the family, while Roxy (Mary-Kate Olsen) is a school truant who is interested only in rock music and her band,in which she is the drummer,she is a complete rebel and gets detention on a regular day basis. The story happens over the course of one day. Jane's goal is to get to Columbia University in New York City in order to make a presentation at a scholarship competition in which she can gain a scholarship to Oxford University in the United Kingdom. Roxy's goal is to skip school and watch the production of a Simple Plan music video, which is also taking place in New York. She is followed by truancy officer Max Lomax (Eugene Levy). Due to a series of unfortunate incidents, the twins become involved with a piracy ring and must avoid both Lomax and this criminal gang and still make it to the University on time to make the speech. Through the series of misadventures, the twins come to realize that they have been allowing their relationship to drift apart and that they need to make greater efforts to do things together.


* Playing himself.


New York Minute was neither a box office success nor a critical success. Richard Roeper gave the film a "thumbs down" rating on the television show Ebert & Roeper. Aggregate movie review web site Rotten Tomatoes listed a critic score of 13% for the film.

Box office

The film's opening weekend earned $5.96 million, the fifth lowest ever for any film playing at over 3,000 theatres. The film eventually went on to gross $14.07 million domestically and $7.22 million overseas.[1]


  1. ^ "New York Minute". 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-12.  

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