Dramedy of a native New York married couple who splits up in an attempt to rediscover their sanity.

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Cast

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Sally Cramer
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Martin Cramer
Irwin Corey ...
Joe Kaminsky
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Man Below
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Street Lady
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Gordon
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Street Man
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Nancy
Larry Scott ...
Carlton
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Mr. Day
Norman Matlock ...
Mr. Night
Ian Martin ...
Devlin
Janet Colazzo ...
Marianna
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Stanley (as Ken Kimmins)
Santos Morales ...
Perez
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Storyline

Martin and Sally Cramer are a well-off couple of thirty-something New Yorkers whose once loving marriage is now stuck in a rut. Martin works as the principal of an elite private school and the enthusiasm and rebel spirit of his youth are now long gone. However, Sally is still the hopeful idealist and optimist she always was and prides herself with her hard work as the English teacher in a grade school in an impoverished crime-ridden neighborhood, where she's loved by the kids. They are both suffering from midlife crisis in a way, but they're dealing with it in an opposite manner. Martin has become a depressed nihilistic mediocrity and he accepts it. Sally has become frustrated by the lack of effort from both her husband and some of her troubled pupils to make things better for themselves and others, but she still has some lust for life left. Eventually, she realizes that their marriage is going nowhere fast and decides to leave Martin despite being in the early stage of pregnancy. ...

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A comedy about love, marriage, reconciliation and other acts of courage.

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29 May 1978 (Sweden)  »

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Thieves Like Us  »

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Final theatrical film of Gary Merrill. See more »

Quotes

Nancy: God damn my eyes, and forget the color of my hair, but don't every call me 'dumb', I got smarts up here I never used.
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The Kaminsky Rag
Composed and Performed by Jule Styne
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Dialog that stays with you forever.
3 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie once, in 1977, and I still think of it at times. The humor was ahead of it's time then, and still funny now.

The philosophy, and the origin of the title, holds up well.

Are the players crazy? Or are they doing the only thing they can to cope in an insane world? Some of their choices, especially when it comes to moving, appear out-of-the-ordinary. But when we learn the reasons for their actions, we start to see some clever tools for holding their marriage together at all costs.

Marlo Thomas is her usual, lovable self. Charles Grodin has never been funnier.

The dialog is clipped, (think His Girl Friday), and filled with nonsense and good sense. Some of it will stay with you for years.


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