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Woody Allen (written by)
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Release Date:
18 December 1987 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Denholm Elliott ... Howard

Dianne Wiest ... Stephanie

Mia Farrow ... Lane

Elaine Stritch ... Diane

Sam Waterston ... Peter

Jack Warden ... Lloyd
Ira Wheeler ... Mr. Raines
Jane Cecil ... Mrs. Raines

Rosemary Murphy ... Mrs. Mason

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 
 
Film Editing by
Susan E. Morse 
 
Casting by
Juliet Taylor 
 
Production Design by
Santo Loquasto 
 
Art Direction by
Speed Hopkins 
 
Set Decoration by
George DeTitta Jr. 
 
Costume Design by
Jeffrey Kurland 
 
Makeup Department
Fern Buchner .... makeup artist
Romaine Greene .... hair stylist
Lee Halls .... makeup artist
Heike Merker .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Joseph Hartwick .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Debra Kent .... dga trainee
Ken Ornstein .... second assistant director
Thomas A. Reilly .... first assistant director (as Thomas Reilly)
 
Art Department
Matthew Bliss .... assistant art director
Glenn Lloyd .... art department research
James Mazzola .... property master
Arne Olsen .... chief construction grip
Ron Petagna .... construction coordinator
Cosmo Sorice .... stand-by scenic artist
James Sorice .... master scenic artist
Tom Warren .... assistant art director
Dave Weinman .... set dresser
Joseph Alfieri .... carpenter (uncredited)
Frank Didio .... head carpenter (uncredited)
Jean-Michel Folon .... poster designer: France (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Lee Dichter .... sound re-recording mixer
Frank Graziadei .... sound recordist
David Grossack .... assistant sound editor
James Sabat .... production sound mixer
Louis Sabat .... boom operator
Dan Sable .... sound editor
Lynn Sable .... assistant sound editor
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ronald Burke .... dolly grip
Michael Green .... assistant camera
Brian Hamill .... still photographer
Jay Levy .... second assistant camera
Jim Manzione .... best boy
Dick Mingalone .... camera operator
Ray Quinlan .... gaffer
Robert Ward .... key grip (as Bob Ward)
 
Casting Department
Ellen Lewis .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bill Christians .... wardrobe supervisor: men
Patricia Eiben .... wardrobe supervisor: women
Jessica Fasman .... assistant costume designer
Judianna Makovsky .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Janice Keuhnelian .... assistant film editor
Jon Neuburger .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Roy B. Yokelson .... music recording engineer
 
Transportation Department
Harold 'Whitey' McEvoy .... transportation captain
Patrick Hogan .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Kay Chapin .... script supervisor
James A. Davis .... production assistant (as James Davis)
Barbara Heller .... production assistant
Peter Lombardi .... production auditor
John A. Machione .... assistant production auditor (as John Machione)
Brian Mannain .... production assistant
Jane Read Martin .... assistant: Mr. Allen
Douglas S. Ornstein .... production assistant (as Doug Ornstein)
Helen Robin .... production coordinator
Tracy Robin .... production assistant
Carl Turnquest Jr. .... projectionist
Gilbert S. Williams .... production assistant
Scott Schaffer .... craft service (uncredited)
 
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82 min
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Trivia:
One of four cinema movie collaborations of Woody Allen and actor Sam Waterston.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Peter's tie when talking to Lloyd.See more »
Quotes:
Diane:The Richmonds are flooded, electricity's gone off. God is testing us and I for one am gonna be prepared. Where's the vodka?See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Woody Allen: A Documentary (2012)See more »
Soundtrack:
Out of NowhereSee more »

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22 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Unforgettable, 23 February 2005
Author: Richard Burin from advicetothelovelorn.blogspot.com

Between his serio-comic reminiscence Radio Days and the searing adult drama Another Woman, Woody Allen made September, a reflective, introspective chamber-piece on his favourite themes of childhood, adultery, love and loss. One imagines that the chilly critical and public response will shift to one of admiration and wonder as the years shift, such is the haunting power of this masterpiece.

Mia Farrow plays Lane, an unsuccessful photographer recovering from a breakdown in her autumnal apartment, the golds and rusts of the season chiming with the forlorn tone of the story. She falls in love with a visiting writer (Waterston), who appears to be drifting away from her, since he is besotted with Lane's sister Stephanie (Wiest). Barely taking an interest is the sisters' self-absorbed mother (Stritch) and her insecure third husband (Warden). Denholm Elliot rounds out the principal cast as a kind family friend, his love for Lane unspoken.

There are many great moments in this complex, brilliant film, but two in particular remain long in the mind. First is the "love scene" between Waterston and Wiest. Wiest says - torn - that to begin an affair would be "impossible" and exits. Then, slowly, she turns and walks back into the room, shutting the door. Wiest has never been better than in this film, than in this moment. A startling, beautifully realised epiphany, boiled down to a look, a bow and a smile. The second great sequence comes with the shattering denouement, which I shan't spoil for you here.

Allen's straight dramas certainly aren't for all tastes, but for those who can take them the rewards are vast. There has never been a screenwriter with a better ear for dialogue and in his "serious" films, Allen creates fascinating, utterly believable characters. The performances are pitch-perfect throughout, with Wiest, Farrow and Stritch all on career-best form. As always Allen's use of lighting and music is spot-on; here he showcases Art Tatum and Bernie Leighton, providing an evocative soundtrack to an unforgettable film.

Simply brilliant.

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