Welcome to the planet Brooklyn.
The companion film to Smoke, Blue in The Face is about a motley crew of characters whose lives intersect and collide at a corner cigar shop in Brooklyn, managed by Augie Wren (Harvey Keitel). More of a neighbourhood institution then a money-making proposition, the shop may soon be a memory, as the owner is thinking of selling it to a health food chain. The neighbourhood is on hand to give their say - in a series of hilarious situations they talk until they are blue in the face in this movie about relationships, the city and sex.
Not all the actors could return to Auggie Wren's cigar shop, but they were replaced by some well-known stars making cameo appearances. Lily Tomlin plays a strange man in search of Belgian waffles, Michael J.Fox appears as an equally odd man conduction a bizarre survey, Madonna delivers a singing telegram, and Roseanne does a dramatic scene as the wife of the shop's owned.
What plot there is concerns the owner's desire to close the cigar store and rent the space to a vegetarian restaurant. In a documentary style, there are interviews with Brooklyn residents, archival footage of the demolition of Ebbets Field, and other attempts to show the look and feel of life in Brooklyn.