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''Coffee and Cigarettes'' by the numbers

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COFFEE AND CIGARETTES How many cups of joe does it take to fill a 96-minute Jim Jarmusch flick? If the film is ”Coffee and Cigarettes,” 23. A series of vignettes in which stars like Bill Murray, the White Stripes, and Alfred Molina consume caffeine and nicotine, the movie also boasts 25 smoked and 2 unsmoked cigarettes — and one use of the word umlaut.

Cups of coffee spilled 1 Pots of tea 2 Ashtrays 11 Word ”coffee” used 45 Word ”cigarette” used 15 Relapsed ex-smokers 2 Aging rock stars playing relapsed ex-smokers 2 Mentions of coffee and cigarettes as unhealthy 4 Times the Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and GZA (above) address Bill Murray as ”Bill Murray” 14