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Kate Gunzinger
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Ben Lewin
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Homer
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Emma
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Jacob
Teresa Baxter ...
Maryanne
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Rita
John Gabriel ...
Hunter
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Jerome
Roger Robinson ...
Flicker
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Maisie
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Cooperman
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Gail (as Diane Wiest)
Ron Frazier ...
Professor (as Ronald C. Frazier)
Edwin McDonough ...
Professor (as Edwin J. McDonough)
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A successful but stressed mathematics professor (Clayburgh) goes to her father's wedding and falls in love with her father's bride's son (Douglas), a prematurely retired pro baseball player. She must choose between him and her current boyfriend (Grodin), between Chicago and New York, and between research and administration. Written by David Metzler

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Just when she thought she had everything right...in stepped Mr. Wrong. See more »

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5 February 1981 (Argentina)  »

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Jill Clayburgh's proof of the "Snake Lemma" at the very beginning of the movie is technically perfect. In Charles A. Weibel's book, "An Introduction to Homological Algebra" (Cambridge U. Press, 1994), there appears the following: "We will not print the proof (of the Snake Lemma) in these notes, because it is best done visually. In fact, a clear proof is given by Jill Clayburgh at the beginning of the movie 'It's My Turn.'" See more »

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[First lines.]
Kate Gunzinger: Let me just show you how to *construct* the map S, which is the fun of the lemma anyhow, okay? So you assume you have an element in the kernel of gamma, that is, an element in C, such that gamma takes you to 0 in C-prime. You pull it back to B, via map g, which is surjective...
Cooperman: Hold it, hold it, hold it. That's -- that's not unique.
Kate Gunzinger: Yes, it is unique, Mr. Cooperman. Up to an element of the image of f, all right? So we've pulled it back to a fixed B here. Then you take beta of B, ...
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UNINVOLVING COMEDY/DRAMA ROMANCE
24 August 2001 | by (ny,ny) – See all my reviews

Mediocre and unmemorable comey, in which a Beautiful college professor suddenly finds herself torn between two men. Clayburgh's staple role, the independent woman, wears thin in this lackluster romance. One of Douglas' earlier leading man roles before his breakthrough in Fatal Attraction.


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