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Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? (1983)

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Zee is walking up and down Manhattan streets, talking to herself and to the husband who has just left her. At a sidewalk café she runs into Eli. A very unlikely, funny and touching ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Emil ...
Eli
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Zee
Michael Margotta ...
Martin Harvey Friedberg ...
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Anna Raviv ...
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Daniel W. Fitzgerald ...
Band Member (as the Lost Wandering Blues Band)
George Bacon ...
Band Member (as the Lost Wandering Blues Band)
Joe Price ...
Band Member (as the Lost Wandering Blues Band)
William Gross ...
Band Member (as the Lost Wandering Blues Band)
Paul Williams ...
Robert Schwimmer ...
Madeline Silver ...
Ariela Nicole ...
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Zee is walking up and down Manhattan streets, talking to herself and to the husband who has just left her. At a sidewalk café she runs into Eli. A very unlikely, funny and touching relationship develops between two lost souls in the big city, which is the third major character in this film. Written by Rainbow

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14 November 1985 (Australia)  »

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Café New York  »

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In one scene, a character is seen reading the book "In Praise of the Sensitive Man" by Anais Nin. Nin was a great admirer of Henry Jaglom's work and dedicated part of that book to praising his film A Safe Place (1971). See more »

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Eli: You ought to relate to women in a more natural way, in a less self-conscious and pre-directed manner. You shouldn't go with a purpose of achieving this or that, you should just let the relationships develop and happen as they do by the accidental circumstances of life. That's what I do. You're asking my advice so the only thing I can say is what I do myself, I don't go picking up somebody, I just meet people naturally and talk to them naturally, if something develops it does, if it doesn't ...
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References A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982) See more »

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Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy?
Performed by The Lost Wandering Blues Band
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A romanticcomedic imperfect film about unlikely partners in NYC. Great reminiscent city location shots.
21 August 2001 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

If you want to see poetry in motion, STUDY the sequences of Michael Marogtta and his pigeon. An UNFORGETTABLE piece of filmography is about an hour into the film--it lasts under a minute...not a word is spoken...only the music which gives the film its name is heard while Margotta, Frances Fisher and a trained New York City pigeon struggle, dance and eventually part under magic hour light; in front of The Pierre Hotel on 5th Avenue. Breath-taking.


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