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Crimes and Misdemeanors

Year:
Duration:
104 min
Genres:
Comedy | Drama
IMDB rate:
8
Director:
Woody Allen
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 17 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1989-10-13
Filming Locations: 5th Avenue, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Earnings
Budget: $19,000,000
Gross: $18,254,702 (USA)SEK 1,722,069 (Sweden)
Cast
Actor
Character
Bill Bernstein
Testimonial Speaker
Martin Landau
Judah Rosenthal
Claire Bloom
Miriam Rosenthal
Stephanie Roth Haberle
Sharon Rosenthal (as Stephanie Roth)
Gregg Edelman
Chris
George J. Manos
Photographer (as George Manos)
Anjelica Huston
Dolores Paley
Woody Allen
Cliff Stern
Jenny Nichols
Jenny
Joanna Gleason
Wendy Stern
Alan Alda
Lester
Sam Waterston
Ben
Zina Jasper
Carol
Dolores Sutton
Judah's Secretary
Joel Fogel
T.V. Producer (as Joel S. Fogel)
Donna Castellano
T.V. Producer
Thomas Crowe
T.V. Producer (as Thomas P. Crow)
Mia Farrow
Halley Reed
Martin Bergmann
Professor Louis Levy
Caroline Aaron
Barbara
Kenny Vance
Murray
Jerry Orbach
Jack Rosenthal
Jerry Zaks
Man on Campus
Barry Finkel
T.V. Writer
Steve Maidment
T.V. Writer
Nadia Sanford
Alva
Chester Malinowski
Hit Man
Stanley Reichman
Chris' Father
Rebecca Schull
Chris' Mother
David S. Howard
Sol Rosenthal
Garrett Simowitz
Young Judah
Frances Conroy
House Owner
Anna Berger
Aunt May
Sol Frieder
Seder Guest
Justin Zaremby
Seder Guest
Marvin Terban
Seder Guest
Hy Anzell
Seder Guest
Sylvia Kauders
Seder Guest
Victor Argo
Detective
Lenore Loveman
Wedding Guest
Nora Ephron
Wedding Guest
Sunny Keyser
Wedding Guest
Merv Bloch
Wedding Guest
Nancy Arden
Wedding Guest
Thomas L. Bolster
Wedding Guest
Myla Pitt
Wedding Guest
Robin Bartlett
Wedding Guest
Grace Phillips
Bride (as Grace Zimmerman)
Randy Aaron Fink
Groom
Joel Y. Zion
Rabbi (as Rabbi Joel Zion)
Major Halley Jr.
Jazz Band
Walt Levinsky
Jazz Band (as Walter Levinsky)
George Masso
Jazz Band
Charles Miles
Jazz Band
Derek Smith
Jazz Band
Warren Vaché
Jazz Band (as Warren Vache)
Pete Antell
Wedding Band
Anthony Gorruso
Wedding Band
Gary Allen Meyers
Wedding Band
Lee Musiker
Wedding Band
Tony Sotos
Wedding Band
Tony Tedesco
Wedding Band (as Tony Tedeasco)
Nancy Cohen
Kathy - Makeup Person (uncredited)
Karen Constantine
Popcorn Girl (uncredited)
Marilyn Dobrin
Theater Popcorn Vendor (uncredited)
Avner Eisenberg
Brother-in-law (uncredited)
Matthew T. Gitkin
Cliff's Assistant (uncredited)
Daryl Hannah
Lisa Crosley (uncredited)
Peter Kalin
Fantasy Focus During Dance Sequence
Fred Melamed
The Dean (uncredited)
Benito Mussolini
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dylan O'Sullivan Farrow
Girl at Wedding Reception (uncredited)
Mercedes Ruehl
Party Guest (uncredited)
Wanda Toscanini-Horowitz
Herself (uncredited)
Maggie Wagner
Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Terry Walters
Sound Girl (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
Dylan Farrow appears as an extra at the end, as a guest at Rabbi Ben's daughter's wedding.
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Clifford's sarcastic remark to Halley Reed that he loves Lester like a brother; David Greenglass refers to the fact David Greenglass was the brother of executed atomic spy Ethel Rosenberg and that his testimony at their trial help convict her and her husband Julius.
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Lester is based on Larry Gelbart, whom both Woody Allen and Alan Alda worked with and reportedly disliked because of his despotic ways. Lester's various comments such as "Comedy is tragedy plus time" and "If it bends, it's funny; if it breaks, it's not funny" were actual Gelbart quotes. In spite of this reputed dislike for Gelbart, Allen called him "the best comedy writer that I ever knew and one of the best guys" in a statement shortly following Gelbart's death, and Alda said, "Larry's genius for writing changed my life because I got to speak his lines -- lines that were so good they'll be with us for a long, long time; but his other genius -- his immense talent for being good company -- is a light that's gone out and we're all sitting here in the dark." (from the Los Angeles Times obituary)
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Goofs
When Judah decides to have Delores killed, he only dials seven digits on the phone calling his brother, Jack. Judah lives in Connecticut and Jack lives in New York, so he would have to dial at least 10 digits to call him.
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(at around 1h 30 mins) While they are celebrating at the wedding party the theme "Crazy Rhythm" is been played by the jazz orchestra, a muted trumpet can be heard but the trumpet player isn't using one.
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Quotes
Clifford Stern: [on Lester] When he tells you he wants to exchange ideas, what he wants is to exchange fluids.
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Lester: If you play your cards right, you could have my body.
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Clifford Stern: [after being handed a box of Milk Duds] Great. Now I can get rid of my few remaining teeth.
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