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20 April 1977 (USA) See more »
A nervous romance.
Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won 4 Oscars. Another 27 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Woody Allen ... Alvy Singer

Diane Keaton ... Annie Hall

Tony Roberts ... Rob

Carol Kane ... Allison

Paul Simon ... Tony Lacey

Shelley Duvall ... Pam

Janet Margolin ... Robin

Colleen Dewhurst ... Mom Hall

Christopher Walken ... Duane Hall (as Christopher Wlaken)
Donald Symington ... Dad Hall
Helen Ludlam ... Grammy Hall
Mordecai Lawner ... Alvy's Dad
Joan Neuman ... Alvy's Mom (as Joan Newman)
Jonathan Munk ... Alvy - Age 9
Ruth Volner ... Alvy's Aunt
Martin Rosenblatt ... Alvy's Uncle

Hy Anzell ... Joey Nichols (as Hy Ansel)
Rashel Novikoff ... Aunt Tessie
Russell Horton ... Man in Theatre Line
Marshall McLuhan ... Marshall McLuhan
Christine Jones ... Dorrie
Mary Boylan ... Miss Reed

Wendy Girard ... Janet
John Doumanian ... Coke Fiend
Bob Maroff ... Man #1 Outside Theatre
Rick Petrucelli ... Man #2 Outside Theatre
Lee Callahan ... Ticket Seller at Theatre
Chris Gampel ... Doctor

Dick Cavett ... Dick Cavett

Mark Lenard ... Navy Officer
Dan Ruskin ... Comedian at Rally

John Glover ... Actor Boy Friend
Bernie Styles ... Comic's Agent

Johnny Haymer ... Comic
Ved Bandhu ... Maharishi

John Dennis Johnston ... L.A. Policeman

Laurie Bird ... Tony Lacey's Girlfriend (as Lauri Bird)

James MacKrell ... Lacey Party Guest (as Jim McKrell)

Jeff Goldblum ... Lacey Party Guest

William Callaway ... Lacey Party Guest
Roger Newman ... Lacey Party Guest
Alan Landers ... Lacey Party Guest
Jean Sarah Frost ... Lacey Party Guest
Vince O'Brien ... Hotel Doctor
Humphrey Davis ... Alvy's Psychiatrist
Veronica Radburn ... Annie's Psychiatrist
Robin Mary Paris ... Actress in Rehearsal
Charles Levin ... Actor in Rehearsal
Wayne Carson ... Rehearsal Stage Manager
Michael Karm ... Rehearsal Director
Petronia Johnson ... Tony's Date at Nightclub
Shaun Casey ... Tony's Date at Nightclub
Riccardo Bertoni ... Waiter #1 at Nightclub (as Ricardo Bertoni)
Michael Aronin ... Waiter #2 at Nightclub
Lou Picetti ... Street Stranger
Loretta Tupper ... Street Stranger
James Burge ... Street Stranger

Shelley Hack ... Street Stranger (as Shelly Hack)
Albert Ottenheimer ... Street Stranger
Paula Trueman ... Street Stranger

Beverly D'Angelo ... Actress in Rob's T.V. Show

Tracey Walter ... Actor in Rob's T.V. Show
David Wier ... Alvy's Classmate
Keith Dentice ... Alvy's Classmate
Susan Mellinger ... Alvy's Classmate
Hamit Perezic ... Alvy's Classmate
James Balter ... Alvy's Classmate

Eric Gould Bear ... Alvy's Classmate (as Eric Gould)
Amy Levitan ... Alvy's Classmate
Gary Allen ... School Teacher
Frank Vohs ... School Teacher
Sybil Bowan ... School Teacher
Margaretta Warwick ... School Teacher

Lucy Lee Flippin ... Waitress at Health Food Restaurant (as Lucy Lee Flippen)
Gary Mule Deer ... Man at Health Food Restaurant (as Gary Muledeer)

Sigourney Weaver ... Alvy's Date Outside Theatre
Walter Bernstein ... Annie's Date Outside Theatre
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Truman Capote ... Truman Capote / Truman Capote Look-Alike (uncredited)

Jan Citron ... College Audience (uncredited)
Scott Crawford ... Peter (uncredited)
Gregory Doucette ... Usher (uncredited)

Billie Perkins ... Nightclub Customer (uncredited)

Directed by
Woody Allen 
Writing credits
Woody Allen (written by) and
Marshall Brickman (written by)

Produced by
Fred T. Gallo .... associate producer
Robert Greenhut .... executive producer
Charles H. Joffe .... producer
Jack Rollins .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Gordon Willis (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Wendy Greene Bricmont (film editor)
Ralph Rosenblum (edited by)
Casting by
Juliet Taylor 
Art Direction by
Mel Bourne 
Set Decoration by
Robert Drumheller 
Justin Scoppa Jr. 
Costume Design by
Ruth Morley 
Makeup Department
Fern Buchner .... makeup artist
Romaine Greene .... hair stylist (as Romaine Green)
John Inzerella .... makeup artist: Los Angeles
Vivienne Walker .... hair stylist: Los Angeles
Production Management
Robert Greenhut .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frederic B. Blankfein .... second assistant director (as Fred Blankfein)
C. Tad Devlin .... dga trainee (as Tad Devlin)
Fred T. Gallo .... first assistant director
Art Department
Joseph Badalucco Jr. .... carpenter (as Joseph Badalucco)
Barbara Krieger .... set decorator: Los Angeles
Pat O'Connor .... propmaster: Los Angeles
Thomas Saccio .... propmaster
Cosmo Sorice .... scenic artist
Joe Williams Sr. .... construction grip (as Joseph Williams)
Sound Department
Jack Higgins .... re-recording mixer
James Pilcher .... sound mixer: Los Angeles
James Sabat .... sound mixer
Dan Sable .... sound editor: Magnofex
Leslie Gaulin .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Christopher Newman .... sound mixer (uncredited)
William S. Scharf .... sound editor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Carl Gibson .... key grip: Los Angeles
Brian Hamill .... still photographer
Larry D. Howard .... gaffer: Los Angeles (as Larry Howard)
Tom Priestley Jr. .... first assistant cameraman (as Thomas Priestley)
Fred Schuler .... camera operator
Donald E. Thorin .... camera operator: Los Angeles (as Don Thorin)
Dusty Wallace .... gaffer
Robert Ward .... key grip
Gary Muller .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Animation Department
Chris K. Ishii .... animated sequences (as Chris Ishii)
Casting Department
Aaron Beckwith .... extra casting
Riccardo Bertoni .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ralph Lauren .... clothing designs by
Nancy McArdle .... wardrobe supervisor: Los Angeles
George Newman .... wardrobe supervisor
Marilyn Putnam .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Susan E. Morse .... assistant film editor
Sonya Polonsky .... assistant film editor (as Sonya Polanski)
Steve Johnson .... colorist (uncredited)
Location Management
Martin Danzig .... location manager
Daisy Gerber .... location manager: Los Angeles
Sam Goldrich .... location auditor
Music Department
Artie Butler .... accompanist: Miss Keaton
Transportation Department
William Curry .... transportation captain
James E. Foote .... transportation captain: Los Angeles (as James Foote)
Other crew
Kay Chapin .... script supervisor
Christopher Cronyn .... production assistant (as Chris Cronyn)
Patricia Crown .... assistant: to Mr. Allen
Lois Kramer Hartwick .... production office coordinator (as Lois Kramer)
Scott MacDonough .... unit publicist
Beth Rudin .... production assistant
Stuart Smiley .... production assistant
Douglas Dean III .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jeff Kanew .... trailer (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Dennis Kear .... stand-in: Woody Allen (uncredited)
David Sussan .... production assistant (uncredited)
Marcel Ophüls .... the producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation given by (as Marcel Ophuls)
Donald S. Rugoff .... the producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation given by
Crew verified as complete

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Included among the American Film Institute's 1998 list of the Top 100 Greatest American Movies.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Annie Hall sings "It Seems Like Old Times," she sings "walk" twice. It should have been:

Seems like old times Having you to walk with Seems like old times Having you to talk with....See more »
[first lines]
Alvy Singer:[addressing the camera] There's an old joke - um... two elderly women are at a Catskill mountain resort, and one of 'em says, "Boy, the food at this place is really terrible." The other one says, "Yeah, I know; and such small portions." Well, that's essentially how I feel about life - full of loneliness, and misery, and suffering, and unhappiness, and it's all over much too quickly. The...
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222 out of 286 people found the following review useful.
Allen's best, and one of the best films ever., 17 March 2003
Author: polystyreneman64 from Binghamton, NY

The film that bested Star Wars for the 1977 Best Picture Oscar, Annie Hall is a remarkable achievement in filmmaking that transcends its simple, romantic premise to create a stunning portrait of not only 70's pop culture, but of human nature cumulative. Directed and co-written by Woody Allen, who has since directed other gems such as Hannah and Her Sisters and The Purple Rose of Cairo, Annie Hall also stars Allen as Alvy Singer, a neurotic, death-obsessed comedian who seems unlucky in love and life. That is until he meets Annie, brilliantly played by Diane Keaton, who is beautiful, fashion-savvy, carefree (she likes using expressions like `la di da'), and a terrible driver.

Annie and Alvy's relationship is an unlikely one. She's a Midwestern girl, straight out of white-bread Wisconsin; he's a life-long New York Jew who grew up (literally) under the Coney Island roller coaster. He's been seeing a therapist for the past 16 years; she only `needs' one once she meets him. She's an extroverted aspiring singer; he's an introverted, world-despising imp. Yet Allen and Keaton are so perfect in their roles, they improbably make this couple one of the most memorable ever.

The plot revolves around Alvy's chronicles of loves lost and a retrospective on his relationship with Annie, with whom he has since parted ways. At the end of the film, we see Alvy try his hand at stage-writing-he writes a play about his relationship with Annie, but gives it a happy ending. Yes, Annie and Alvy don't have a fairy tale ending to their relationship, but Alvy certainly wishes they had, even though he learns to live with the acknowledgment it has failed.

The best part of Annie Hall is its incredible screenplay-the best ever to be written. Not a word is wasted nor a line unquotable. Except here, while Allen's early films had thrived on streams of one-liners, Allen doesn't go for cheap laughs-each line is simultaneously hilarious and poignant. Everything is part of a greater whole. We laugh because it's funny, but there's a greater dynamic at work in Annie Hall. This is a story not exclusively about a relationship between two people, but also a musing on 70's politics, drugs, East Coast/West Coast rivalry, narcissism, religion, celebrity, and several other topics with which Allen deals with extraordinary ease.

Yet Annie Hall would not be among my favorite films of all-time if it were just Woody Allen ranting and raving about what he likes and dislikes. There are other Allen films that serve that purpose, i.e. Deconstructing Harry, and they're not nearly as good. What separates Annie Hall is its grace, the believable chemistry between Keaton and Allen, the unique direction (ranging from split-screens to cartoon imagery to on-screen subtitles of what the actors are thinking), but mostly because it's the rare film to find a perfect balance between sheer entertainment, humor, and poignancy.

When the dust had settled, Diane Keaton deservedly won an Academy Award for her performance, Allen took home Oscars for direction and writing, and the film beat out Star Wars for Best Picture, which most people consider a complete sham. Evidently, those people didn't see Annie Hall, for if they had, they'd recognize that the acting, writing, and even the direction in Star Wars can't hold a candle to Annie Hall, one of the best films ever made.


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