Sixth and Main (1977)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Sixth and Main is the Los Angeles street corner where on any given day you might find itinerant local "character" John Doe (Leslie Nielsen). Elegant authoress Monica (Beverly Garland) discovers that the supposedly derelict Doe has in his possession several manuscripts, all brilliantly written. John Doe had once been a high-priced screenwriter, but dropped out when he got sick of playing the Hollywood game. When Monica announces that she wants to "rediscover" him, he fakes his own death and disappears. This independently produced seriocomedy is buoyed by character vignettes from a variety of "underbelly" LA types, ranging from bitter junkies to philosophical quadriplegics..

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screenwriter, death-fake, homelessness, manuscript, writer, drug-addiction, prostitute/prostitution, slums, filmmaker