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Crossing Delancey (1988)

A Manhattan single meets a man through her Jewish grandmother's matchmaker.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Posner
Reizl Bozyk ...
Anton Maes
George Martin ...
Claudia Silver ...
Cecilia Monk
Mark (as David Pierce)
Pauline Swift
Suzzy Roche ...
Marilyn Cohen
Myla Bondy


Isabelle's life revolves around the New York bookshop she works in and the intellectual friends of both sexes she meets there. Her grandmother remains less than impressed and decides to hire a good old-fashioned Jewish matchmaker to help Isabelle's love-life along. Enter pickle-maker Sam who immediately takes to Isabelle. She however is irritated by the whole business, at least to start with. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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A funny movie about getting serious.


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Release Date:

16 September 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Izzy et Sam  »

Box Office


$16,262,415 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The hot dog place that Izzy goes to on her birthday (where lady walks in and sings "Some Enchanted Evening") is Papaya King located at 179 E 86th Street, New York, NY 10028. See more »


[first lines]
Anton Maes: [People are arriving at an event at a book store. There are sounds of employees greeting them, checking them in, serving champagne. Izzy is collecting empty plastic cups and napkins. She sees a woman put a book from the shelf in her bag, and deftly removes and replaces it. Anton is watching her from across the nook and motions her over. Their eyes lock as she approaches] So, you won't be out of a job.
[He plunks down his cup on her tray]
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References Annie Hall (1977) See more »


Performed by The Roches
Written by Maggie Roche (as Margaret A. Roche)
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A Delight
28 December 2003 | by (London) – See all my reviews

It might be ten years since last I saw Crossing Delancey. We wandered into the video store tonight and were more than desperate to find just one movie we were willing to take a chance on, and I spotted this gem.

Seriously: this one ages well, like a good wine. It's got only better - by that I mean that after time, one picks up the subtleties even more.

It's just sensational.

The other movie we rented is a Disney action flick. We're waiting to put it in, because we know we are going to be disappointed after this, and we want to savour it a little while more.

That's about the best you can say about any movie.

10 out of 10.

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