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Joshua Then and Now (1985)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  20 September 1985 (USA)
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The story of a Jewish writer, from his life as a young boy in Montreal to his more complicated grown-up life.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joshua Shapiro
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Pauline Shapiro
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Reuben Shapiro
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Kevin Hornby
Linda Sorensen ...
Esther Shapiro
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Jack Trimble
Ken Campbell ...
Sidney Murdoch
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Jane Trimble
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Senator Hornby
Eric Kimmel ...
Young Joshua Shapiro
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Seymour Kaplan
Yuval Kernerman ...
Young Seymour Kaplan
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Colin Fraser
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Dr. Jonathan Cole
Paul Hecht ...
Eli Seligson
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The story of a Jewish writer, from his life as a young boy in Montreal to his more complicated grown-up life.

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Some men rise to greatness because of their upbringing. Joshua did it in spite of his.

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20 September 1985 (USA)  »

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Eine Liebe in Montreal  »

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CAD 10,940,000 (estimated)
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Alternate versions: Co-produced by the Canadian National Broadcaster CBC, Joshua Then & Now was aired as a four-hour miniseries, with many scenes and subplots not included in the theatrical version. See more »

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A movie deserving of more attention
14 December 2002 | by (colorado) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful movie that never sinks into sentimentality or farce. It would have been easy to overplay both of the Alan Arkin and the James Woods roles, and this movie could have become sappy or too slapstick. This is a gem of a movie that, unfortunately, probably has limited appeal. I think that it was finely written and wonderfully acted and deserves more attention that it has received.


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