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Hannah and Her Sisters -- Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.


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14 March 1986 (USA) See more »
Between two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Barbara Hershey ... Lee

Carrie Fisher ... April

Michael Caine ... Elliot

Mia Farrow ... Hannah

Dianne Wiest ... Holly

Maureen O'Sullivan ... Norma

Lloyd Nolan ... Evan

Max von Sydow ... Frederick (as Max Von Sydow)

Woody Allen ... Mickey

Lewis Black ... Paul

Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Mary

Christian Clemenson ... Larry

Julie Kavner ... Gail

J.T. Walsh ... Ed Smythe

John Turturro ... Writer
Rusty Magee ... Ron
Allen DeCheser ... Hannah's Twins
Artie DeCheser ... Hannah's Twins
Ira Wheeler ... Dr. Abel

Richard Jenkins ... Dr. Wilkes
Tracy Kennedy ... Brunch Guest

Fred Melamed ... Dr. Grey
Benno Schmidt ... Dr. Smith

Joanna Gleason ... Carol
Maria Chiara ... Manon Lescaut

Daniel Stern ... Dusty
Stephen De Fluiter ... Dr. Brooks (as Stephen deFluiter)
The 39 Steps ... Rock Band

Bobby Short ... Himself
Rob Scott ... Drummer
Beverly Peer ... Bass Player
Daisy Previn ... Hannah's Children
Moses Farrow ... Hannah's Children

Paul Bates ... Theater Manager
Carrotte ... Theater Executive
Mary Pappas ... Theater Executive
Bernie Leighton ... Audition Pianist

Ken Costigan ... Father Flynn
Helen Miller ... Mickey's Mother
Leo Postrel ... Mickey's Father
Susan Gordon-Clark ... Hostess
William Sturgis ... Elliot's Analyst
Daniel Haber ... Krishna

Verna O. Hobson ... Mavis
John Doumanian ... Thanksgiving Guest
Fletcher Farrow Previn ... Thanksgiving Guest (as Fletcher Previn)
Irwin J. Tenenbaum ... Thanksgiving Guest (as Irwin Tenenbaum)
Amy Greenhill ... Thanksgiving Guest
Dickson Shaw ... Thanksgiving Guest
Marje Sheridan ... Thanksgiving Guest
Ivan Kronenfeld ... Lee's Husband
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Barry ... Vocalist in The 39 Steps (uncredited)
Michael Bramon ... Drummer in The 39 Steps (uncredited)
Joe Cerratto ... Bass Player in The 39 Steps (uncredited)
Pierre Major ... Guitarist in The 39 Steps (uncredited)
Branden Marlowe ... Church guest (uncredited)
Richard Paul ... Guitarist in The 39 Steps (uncredited)

Soon-Yi Previn ... Thanksgiving Guest (uncredited)

Tony Roberts ... Norman - Mickey's Ex-partner (uncredited)

Sam Waterston ... David (uncredited)

Directed by
Woody Allen 
Writing credits
Woody Allen (written by)

Produced by
Robert Greenhut .... producer
Charles H. Joffe .... executive producer
Jack Rollins .... executive producer
Gail Sicilia .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Carlo Di Palma (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Susan E. Morse 
Casting by
Juliet Taylor 
Production Design by
Stuart Wurtzel 
Set Decoration by
Carol Joffe 
Costume Design by
Jeffrey Kurland 
Makeup Department
Fern Buchner .... makeup designer
Romaine Greene .... hair designer
Craig Lyman .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Ezra Swerdlow .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sally Andrews .... dga trainee
Ken Ornstein .... second assistant director
Thomas A. Reilly .... first assistant director (as Thomas Reilly)
Art Department
Pasquale Grossi .... set: Segment from the opera 'Manon Lescaut' by Puccini
Dan Leigh .... assistant: to Mr. Wurtzel
James Mazzola .... property master
James Sorice .... standby scenic artist
Dave Weinman .... set dresser
Frank Didio .... head carpenter (uncredited)
Ron Petagna .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Lee Dichter .... re-recording mixer: Sound One Corporation
Noreen Evans .... assistant sound editor
Jack Fitzstephens .... sound editor
Les Lazarowitz .... production sound mixer
Tod A. Maitland .... sound recordist (as Tod Maitland)
Linda Murphy .... boom operator
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ronald Burke .... dolly grip
Vincent Delaney .... best boy (as Vin Delaney)
Brian Hamill .... still photographer
Douglas C. Hart .... assistant cameraman
Jamie Jacobson .... additional photography (as Jamie Jacobsen)
Dick Mingalone .... camera operator
Robert Paone .... second assistant cameraman (as Bob Paone)
Ray Quinlan .... gaffer
Robert Ward .... key grip (as Bob Ward)
Garrett Brown .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Chris Hammond .... electrician (uncredited)
Douglas Pellegrino .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Ellen Lewis .... casting assistant
Todd Thaler .... additional casting (as Todd Michael Thaler)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mark Burchard .... wardrobe supervisor: men's
Patricia Eiben .... wardrobe supervisor: women's
Editorial Department
Nicole Holofcener .... apprentice film editor
Richard Nord .... assistant film editor
Suzanne Pillsbury .... assistant film editor
Tom San Martin .... negative matcher (uncredited)
Arnold Shuster .... negative matcher (uncredited)
Location Management
Nicholas Bernstein .... location scout
Timothy M. Bourne .... location manager (as Timothy Marshall Bourne)
Barbara Heller .... location scout
Sandy Nelson .... location coordinator
Ora Ramat .... location scout
Dana Robin .... location scout
Music Department
Georgi Badev .... performer: "Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra:
The Choir of the Church of The Transfiguration .... choir
John Gordon Morris .... choirmaster
Transportation Department
Harry J. Leavey .... transportation captain (as Harry Leavey)
Patrick Hogan .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Kay Chapin .... script supervisor
Kris Cole .... production staff
James A. Davis .... production staff (as James Davis)
Pam Gartrell .... production staff
Richard Guay .... assistant production auditor
Joseph Hartwick .... production auditor
Amy Herman .... assistant production coordinator
Carlo Maestrini .... director: Segment from the opera 'Manon Lescaut' by Puccini
Jane Read Martin .... assistant: to Mr. Allen
Tom McKinley .... associate: to Mr. Kurland
Helen Robin .... production coordinator
Hillary Rollins .... production staff
Angela Salgado .... production staff
Judson Schwartz .... production staff (as Jud Schwartz)
Carl Turnquest Jr. .... projectionist
Dennis Kear .... stand-in: Woody Allen (uncredited)
Grant Harper Reid .... production assistant (uncredited)
Marshall Arisman .... the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank for their assistance: Frederick's oils courtesy of
Randall Rupert .... the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank for their assistance: Frederick's drawings courtesy of
Crew verified as complete

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106 min
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With a box office gross of over $40 million, this was Woody Allen's most financially successful film until Match Point (2005).See more »
Revealing mistakes: The stereo receiver in Frederick's apartment plays music, but there are no speaker wires hooked up to it.See more »
[first lines]
Elliot:God, she's beautiful. She's got the prettiest eyes. She looks so sexy in that sweater. I just want to be alone with her and hold her and kiss her and tell her how much I love her and take care of her. Stop it you idiot, she's your wife's sister. But I can't help it...
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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
perceptive comedy drama, 4 March 2004
Author: didi-5 from United Kingdom

Woody Allen's film about a family and their romances and interactions features himself (as the perpetual neurotic), with Mia Farrow playing his ex-wife, Michael Caine – one of his best performances - playing her cheating husband, Barbara Herschey playing Farrow's sister and Caine's mistress, Max von Sydow playing Herschey's partner, and Dianne Wiese playing Farrow and Herschey's wild sister.

The strongest scene in this film features the lovely poem by e e cummings entitled ‘somewhere i have never traveled', which Caine sends to Herschey as a token of his regard for her. Other goodies include the touching ending when two misfits learn to love and accept each other. This is my favourite Allen movie as it brings together all the strands of movie-making at which he excels, and perhaps, along with Crimes and Misdemeanors, his strongest cast.

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