September (1987)

PG  |   |  Drama  |  18 December 1987 (USA)
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At a summer house in Vermont, neighbor Howard falls in love with Lane, who's in a relationship with Peter, who's falling for Stephanie, who's married with children.



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Complete credited cast:
Ira Wheeler ...
Mr. Raines
Jane Cecil ...
Mrs. Raines
Mrs. Mason


Everyone is gathering at Lane's place for the weekend, and everyone's in love. Unfortunately, each beloved loves somebody else, and no one seems to realize it. Written by Cleo <>

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18 December 1987 (USA)  »

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Setembro  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)


$486,434 (USA)

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One of the main plot thrusts of "September" is taken from the life of Lana Turner, whose 14-year-old daughter, Cheryl Crane, killed Lana's gangster lover, Johnny Stompanato, in 1958. See more »


Peter's tie when talking to Lloyd. See more »


Diane: Jesus! Look at my hands. Now really, I am too young for liver spots. Maybe I can merge them into a tan.
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Referenced in Scene by Scene: Woody Allen (2000) See more »


By Jerome Kern, Otto A. Harbach (as Otto Harbach) & Oscar Hammerstein II (as Oscar Hammerstein 2nd)
Performed by Bernie Leighton
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Elaine Stritch Is Superb
22 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sombre story from Woody Allen details (with much angst) a disastrous weekend in Vermont with 6 people seemingly all at loose ends. Mia Farrow "lost" her husband and has fallen for lugubrious writer Sam Waterston, but he's fallen for Dianne Wiest. A neighbor, Denholm Elliott, secretly loves Mia. Mia's mother and husband have also arrived (Elaine Stritch and Jack Warden). Story has echoes of Ibsen and Bergman. Waterson and Farrow are a bit hard to take, but the acting is solid all round. The Vermont house is a set on a sound stage but looks great. Wiest is always good, and Warden is good but has little to do. The intruders--a realtor and two clients--are annoying boors (played by Rosemary Murphy, Ira Wheeler, and Jane Cecil). Stritch steals the show as the one-time playgirl/actress with a Lana Turner past. Had this film been a hit, Stritch would have garnered an Oscar nomination. She's a total dynamo even if her character is unsympathetic. Maureen O'Sullivan began shooting as the mother but was replaced by Stritch. Not for all tastes, not as good as "Interiors," but even mediocre Woody Allen is better than most.

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