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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 Conjures Sex Magick! See more (44 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)

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
 
Crew verified as complete


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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:
Crew or equipment visible: About thirteen minutes into the movie, a crew member is visible crouched by a tree, as a deer runs through the woods.See more »
Quotes:
Maxwell:Andrew, are you all right?
Andrew:Maxwell, I think I fractured my last remaining nose
Maxwell:You shouldn't fly. You're a mammal.
Andrew, Maxwell:Thank you, Maxwell. A doctor with a license is no smarter.
Maxwell:He never tires of insulting me, but when he's sick...
Andrew:Yeah? Who overcharges me?
Maxwell:But you always get well, don't you, Andrew?
Andrew:I would get well anyhow, Maxwell, even without the leeches.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? (1983)See more »
Soundtrack:
A Midsummer Night's DreamSee more »

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23 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Woody Conjures Sex Magick!, 25 January 2001
Author: Son of Cathode from New England

Bergman meets Shakespeare meets Kafka in this wonderful, perplexing and mystical film, not a hit when originally released but definitely one of Allen's most accomplished works, and a prototype for mature later films such as HUSBANDS AND WIVES. Everyone in this film is great at being full of themselves, tripping over their egos and neuroses and trying like hell to escape their lives by running away, into the woods or each others' arms. Allen gets a chance to air his beloved ad-nauseum philosophizing, which tends towards nihilism but has elements of naive mysticism as well. There is, indeed, a sense of deep magic in this film, of supernatural forces being an unseen dynamic partner in human affairs. For Allen, a lifelong atheist, this is virtually a religious confession! A very, very interesting film that holds up real well.

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