Never on Tuesday

Never on Tuesday is a 1989 American comedy film written and directed by Adam Rifkin. The film was released on VHS video rental by Paramount Home Entertainment in 1989 and was originally slated to be re-released in the United States on DVD format through City Light Entertainment before the company went out of business.

Never on Tuesday
The three principles standing in a row
Movie poster
Directed byAdam Rifkin
Produced byCassian Elwes, Elliott Kastner et al
Written byAdam Rifkin
StarringClaudia Christian
Andrew Lauer
Peter Berg
Nicolas Cage
Cary Elwes
Emilio Estevez
Judd Nelson
Charlie Sheen
Music byRichard Stone
Edited byEd Rothkowitz
Distributed byScreen Media Ventures
Release date
  • September 13, 1989 (1989-09-13)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States


Three people are stranded in the desert after Matt (Andrew Lauer) and Eddie (Peter Berg) total Tuesday's (Claudia Christian) automobile. Tuesday is a lesbian; she is attractive, intelligent, and good natured. She is a woman with ambition and Matt and Eddie do not factor into her plans for her future. Exhibiting an immediate sexual interest in the beautiful Tuesday, the guys begin their efforts to bring her around to being attracted to one of them.[1][2][3]



The film was financed by Elliot Kastner.[5]

Filming for Never on Tuesday took place in Borrego Springs, California. The cameo actors were flown out to Borrego Springs on their individual filming days including Charlie Sheen - who had just finished filming Wall Street - and Cary Elwes. The film's crew members included producer Cassian Elwes (brother of Cary) and make up artist Sheryl Berkoff. With a limited budget the cast and crew shot on film; they used 'short ends' – sections of film left over in the canister – cheap to buy but with limited use. Christian says: 'we were constantly trying to shove a 4 minute scene into a 2 minutes film stock!'[6]

Never on Tuesday is Rifkin's directorial debut, an independent film with a small cast that features cameos from many of Rifkin's mainstays such as Cary Elwes, Judd Nelson, and Charlie Sheen. Executive Producer Cassian Elwes also worked with Rifkin on The Chase and The Dark Backward.[7][8]


  1. ^ Never on Tuesday, 1988, VHS, Paramount Home Entertainment.
  2. ^ Never on Tuesday, Rotten Tomatoes Website [accessed] June 2, 2011.
  3. ^ Lee-Williams, Matt, Amazon (USA) Review [accessed] June 2, 2011.
  4. ^ Never on Tuesday, 1988, Cast and Crew List, Internet Movie Database [accessed] June 2, 2011.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-07-18. Retrieved 2015-10-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ A Look Back at Never on Tuesday, Kelly, Interview with Claudia Christian for Claudia Christian Official Website, April 18, 2011 [accessed] June 2, 2011.
  7. ^ Stefanuiuk, Amanda, Raised on VHS, Interview with Adam Rifkin, in Video Store Kid, May 15, 2009 [accessed] June 2, 2011.
  8. ^ Stefanuiuk, Amanda, Raised on VHS, Interview with Adam Rifkin, in Video Store Kid, May 15, 2009 [accessed] June 2, 2011.

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