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Writer:
Woody Allen (written by)
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Release Date:
16 July 1982 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Six characters in search of love [Video]
Plot:
A wacky inventor and his wife invite two other couples for a weekend party at a romantic summer house in the 1900s countryside. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Woody in the woods See more (43 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Woody Allen ... Andrew

Mia Farrow ... Ariel

José Ferrer ... Leopold (as Jose Ferrer)

Julie Hagerty ... Dulcy

Tony Roberts ... Maxwell

Mary Steenburgen ... Adrian
Adam Redfield ... Student Foxx
Moishe Rosenfeld ... Mr. Hayes
Timothy Jenkins ... Mr. Thomson
Michael Higgins ... Reynolds
Sol Frieder ... Carstairs
Boris Zoubok ... Purvis
Thomas Barbour ... Blint

Kate McGregor-Stewart ... Mrs. Baker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

David Copeland ... (uncredited)
Tony Farentino ... (uncredited)
Caitlin O'Heaney ... Dolores Farrar (uncredited)
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Directed by
Woody Allen 
 
Writing credits
Woody Allen (written by)

Produced by
Robert Greenhut .... producer
Charles H. Joffe .... executive producer
Michael Peyser .... associate producer
Jack Rollins .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Gordon Willis (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Susan E. Morse 
 
Casting by
Juliet Taylor 
 
Production Design by
Mel Bourne 
 
Art Direction by
Speed Hopkins 
 
Set Decoration by
Carol Joffe 
 
Costume Design by
Santo Loquasto 
 
Makeup Department
Fern Buchner .... makeup designer
Romaine Greene .... hair designer
Jay Cannistraci .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frederic B. Blankfein .... first assistant director (as Fredric B. Blankfein)
Tony Gittelson .... second assistant director (as Anthony Gittelson)
Thomas A. Reilly .... second assistant director (as Thomas Reilly)
Duncan Scott .... dga trainee
 
Art Department
Joseph Badalucco Jr. .... chief set dresser
Robert Bauer .... construction grip (as Bob Bauer)
Gregory Bolton .... assistant art director
Herb Darrell .... shop craftsman
Glen Engels .... construction grip
James Halligan .... construction grip
Susan Kaufman .... art department coordinator
James Mazzola .... property master
Toni Ross .... art department coordinator
Janet Shaw .... set dresser
Cosmo Sorice .... standby scenic artist
James Sorice .... master scenic artist
Kenneth Vogt .... property man
Anthony Zappia .... shop craftsman (as Tony Zappia)
Polly Wood-Holland .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Marjorie Deutsch .... sound editor
Frank Graziadei .... sound recordist
Jack Higgins .... re-recording mixer
Melissa A. Higgins .... assistant sound editor
Beriau Picard .... assistant sound editor
James Sabat .... production sound mixer
Louis Sabat .... boom man
Dan Sable .... supervising sound editor
Lynn Sable .... apprentice sound editor
 
Stunts
David Copeland .... stunt double: Mr. Allen (as J. David Copeland)
Tony Farentino .... stunt double: Mr. Roberts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Hamill .... still photographer
Douglas C. Hart .... assistant cameraman
Ronald M. Lautore .... camera operator
Dave McClean .... best boy
Robert Paone .... second assistant cameraman (as Bob Paone)
Jeri Sopanen .... cameraman: second unit
Louis S. Toth Jr. .... dolly grip
Dusty Wallace .... gaffer
Robert Ward .... key grip (as Bob Ward)
David J. Schweitzer .... special photography effects (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Russ Mooney .... animator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Paula Herold .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bill Christians .... wardrobe supervisor: men
Lancey Saunders Clough .... wardrobe supervisor: women
 
Editorial Department
Pamela Scott Arnold .... assistant film editor (as Pamela S. Arnold)
Richard Nord .... first assistant film editor
Christine P. Williams .... apprentice film editor
 
Transportation Department
Rocco Derasmo .... transportation captain
Patrick Hogan .... driver (uncredited)
Bobby Marsh .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Nicholas Bernstein .... production assistant
Timothy M. Bourne .... location scout (as Timothy Marshall Bourne)
Kay Chapin .... script supervisor
James A. Davis .... production assistant (as James Davis)
David Epstein .... assistant location auditor
James Greenhut .... production assistant
Anne Gyory .... location scout
Joseph Hartwick .... location auditor
Nicole Holofcener .... production assistant
Jeffrey Kurland .... assistant: Mr. Loquasto
Diana Laptook .... location scout
Michael Lindgren .... location scout
Gloria Norris .... assistant: Mr. Allen
Joseph Pierson .... production assistant
Helen Robin .... production coordinator
Gail Sicilia .... unit publicist
Andrea Snyder .... production assistant
Todd Thaler .... assistant production coordinator
Carl Turnquest Jr. .... location projectionist (as Carl Turnquest)
Pat Walke .... chapman crane operator
Stephanie Farrow .... stand-in: Ms. Farrow (uncredited)
Dennis Kear .... stand-in: Woody Allen (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Elizabeth Forsling Harris .... the producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of: executive director of The New York State Office for Motion Picture and Television Development
Nancy Littlefield .... the producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of: executive director of the Mayor's Office for Motion Pictures and Television
 
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Runtime:
88 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Woody Allen has said of this film's setting and characters: "I thought it would be fun to get some people in a country house and just celebrate summer make it very beautiful, with butterfly nets and badminton courts and picnicking".See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Jose Ferrer sings the song, "The Lord's Prayer", which was not written by Albert Hay Malotte until 1935, even though the film was set much earlier.See more »
Quotes:
Ariel:How's your marriage?
Andrew:My marriage is fine.
Ariel:Ya?...
Andrew:It's not working but it's fine.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Woody Allen: A Documentary (2012)See more »
Soundtrack:
Piano Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Opus 40See more »

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Woody in the woods, 8 July 2002
Author: drosse67 from Virginia

While this movie is not considered to be one of Woody Allen's masterworks, the sight of him in the countryside he so feared in Annie Hall and Manhattan, surrounded by crickets, rabbits, frogs and wild mushrooms, is a funny one, especially for his fans. Shakespeare was clearly on Allen's mind when he made and titled this movie--not only A Midsummer Night's Dream, but also The Tempest. There are obvious references (Mia Farrow's character's name is Ariel), and more subtle ones in the dialogue, when Woody's character talks about a "half goat" mystical lover. The film also marks Allen's first union with Mia Farrow, and the two work wonders together here which would be proved in several subsequent films (it's quite sad that their off-screen relationship ended the way it did). It is beautifully filmed and Allen uses music as effectively as he did in Manhattan. There are not a lot of belly laughs or memorable one-liners, but it is fun to watch nevertheless, and everyone in his ensemble cast seems to be having a great time.

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