Fine Line 38 years old

Lee’s award-winning thesis film for NYU parallels a young man running from the Mafia and a young woman hiding from the INS, and its blend of the comic and the melodramatic sets the tone for the first feature films to follow. The title refers to Manhattan’s Canal Street, which separates Chinatown from Little Italy.


Fine Line Cast

Name Character
Patrick Cupo as Mario

Fine Line Crew

Name Department
Fine Line poster
Fine Line (38 years)

  • Release day: Friday, May 18, 1984
  • Runtime: 46 minutes