New York City
The Prisoner of Second Avenue is directed by award-winning director Stocker Fontelieu and written by Neil Simon. Simon writes a story of Mel, a well-paid executive of a fancy New York company who has suddenly hit the skids. Mel gets the ax and after his wife takes a job to tide them over, she gets sacked. As if this weren’t enough, Mel is fighting a losing battle with the very environs of life. Polluted air is killing everything on his terrace; the walls of the high-rise apartment are paper-thin and the private lives of Swedish stewardesses next door are open books to him; the apartment gets robbed; and his psychiatrist dies with $23,000 of his money. Mel does the only thing left for him to do; he has a nervous breakdown.