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Release Date:
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A nervous romance.
Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy 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 ... Alvy's Classmate
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)

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 .... sound 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)
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
Martin Danzig .... location manager
Daisy Gerber .... location manager: Los Angeles
Sam Goldrich .... location auditor
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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93 min
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Did You Know?

At 93 minutes, it is the second shortest film to win the Best Picture Oscar. The shortest film to win the Best Picture Oscar is Marty (1955) at 91 minutes.See more »
Continuity: When Annie drives Alvy home from the tennis game she quickly parks behind a red car. The next cut, showing the two exit the vehicle, clearly shows them parked behind a blue car.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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29 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
"That was the most fun I've ever had without laughing", 7 June 2008
Author: ackstasis from Australia

Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) is something of a hopeless romantic. A cynical, death-obsessed New York Jewish comedian, Singer has never been able to maintain a steady relationship with a woman. He has been married twice, and divorced twice. He broke up with one woman because of their disagreements over the "second shooter" conspiracy of John F. Kennedy's assassination, or perhaps that was just his excuse. To paraphrase Freud, possibly Groucho Marx, he simply "would never want to belong to any club that would accept someone like him for a member." He doesn't drive because he is paranoid about driving; he has been seeing a psychiatrist for the past fifteen years, though these appointments were long ago reduced to simple "whining" sessions. There is an inherent uncertainty in everything that Singer says – as though he really knows what he's talking about, but he can't convince himself that he's got it right.

When he accompanies a friend (Tony Roberts) to a tennis game, Singer's first and foremost concern is that the club will deny him entry because he's a Jew. However, that fateful game serves forth something so much more significant and life-changing – he comes to meet the ditsy and exuberant Annie Hall (Diane Keaton). Despite clearly having very little in common, something clicks between the two eligibles, and they embark on a tumultuous years-long relationship that will inevitably fail to materialise into anything further. Erupting with clever dialogue and witty cultural references, 'Annie Hall's' script is one of the best you'll ever see. Not only is the conversation entertaining to listen to, but – even with all the talking to the camera and interacting with random extras – it actually manages to seem startlingly realistic. This is no small thanks, of course, to the main actors, who embody their characters so perfectly that we're unsure if they are acting or merely playing themselves.

Though he had previously released a few well-received, light-hearted affairs, it was 'Annie Hall' that blasted writer/actor/director Woody Allen into the realms of super-stardom. In an uncharacteristic move for the Academy, Allen's film won four 1978 Oscars, including Best Actress (Keaton), Best Original Screenplay (Allen, Marshall Brickman), Best Director (Allen) and Best Picture – not undeservedly, though millions of 'Star Wars' fans would, I'm sure, disagree. Having revisited 'Annie Hall' for the first time in a year, having since enjoyed many of Allen's other films, I am genuinely amazed at his transition from silly comedian to insightful observer on human relationships. Of course, a noticeable evolution in his film-making style is evident in both the science-fiction 'Sleeper (1973)' and the Russian historical spoof 'Love and Death (1975),' but neither boasts the the intelligence nor the sophistication of this film, which wholly discards the Chaplin-like slapstick of Allen's previous films and adopts the Tracy-Hepburn screwball comedy of a decade later.

Originally slated – and filmed, in fact – as a New York murder mystery with a romantic sub-plot, 'Annie Hall' was taken by editor Ralph Rosenbaum and cut down (massacred, if you will) into the modern, witty 1970s screwball comedy that we still enjoy today. It is truly amazing that such an extensive post-production reshaping had no obvious ill effects upon the general flow of the film, though the structure in itself is so hectic that we probably wouldn't notice it, anyway: Allen frequently cuts forwards and backwards in time, his modern characters are able to revisit and discuss the past, characters in split screens interact, Allen regularly breaks the "fourth wall" and addresses the audience directly. Some of the discarded murder mystery elements from 'Annie Hall' were later incorporated into another Allen film, 'Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993),' which also co-starred Keaton.

Aside from Allen and Keaton, numerous smaller roles provide a crucial framework for the overall structure of the film. Tony Roberts is Rob, Singer's old friend and confidant. Paul Simon (of Simon and Garfunkel) plays a record producer who takes a keen interest in both Annie and her singing. Shelley Duvall is a reporter for 'The Rolling Stone' magazine, and a one-time girlfriend of Singer. There are also tiny early roles for Christopher Walken (as Annie's somewhat disturbed brother), Jeff Goldblum (who speaks one memorable line at a party – "Hello? I forgot my mantra") and Sigourney Weaver (who can be briefly glimpsed as Singer's date outside a theatre). Two slightly more unusual cameos come from Truman Capote (as a Truman Capote-lookalike, no less) and scholar Marshall McLuhan (whom Singer suddenly procures from behind a movie poster to declare to a talkative film-goer that "you know nothing of my work!").

Easily the most innovative and energetic of the films I've so far seen from Woody Allen, 'Annie Hall' is a spirited glimpse at the incompatibility of human beings, and a cynical yet bittersweet meditation on the falsity of the perfect romantic Hollywood ending. It is also a considerable comedic achievement, and Allen would repeatedly recycle his trademark neurotic New Yorker screen persona, most notably in 'Manhattan (1979),' but never with more success than this premium outing in excellence. The engagingly-convoluted storyline moves with such briskness that you don't realise just how very little happens, and that, by the film's end, our characters are exactly where they were at the beginning. Nevertheless, Allen manages to say something significant about human relationships – they're totally irrational, crazy and absurd, but we keep attempting them because of what they give us in return. Or, at least, what we think they give us.

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