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Crossing Delancey (1988)

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

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Sam Posner
Reizl Bozyk ...
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Anton Maes
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Hannah Mandelbaum
George Martin ...
Lionel
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Nick
Claudia Silver ...
Cecilia Monk
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Mark (as David Pierce)
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Pauline Swift
Suzzy Roche ...
Marilyn Cohen
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Ricki
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Candyce
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Karen
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Myla Bondy
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Storyline

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 <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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A funny movie about getting serious.

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Comedy | Romance

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Release Date:

16 September 1988 (USA)  »

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Izzy et Sam  »

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$16,262,415 (USA)
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Suzzy Roche, who plays Izzy's friend, is also a singer in the group which do much of the background music (The Roches). See more »

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[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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NOCTURNE
Performed by The Roches
Written by Maggie Roche (as Margaret A. Roche)
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How to Find a Mate in New York City
13 October 2004 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

Very nice ethnic movie about two people who seem to have problems finding a mate. The movie stereotypes Jewish romantic life in New York City. A matchmaker gets involved in matching up young people. The girl works in a book store. The boy works in a pickle store. He has always noticed here from afar. But, now it's time to put them together for life. Nicely acted movie. It does not seem to reflect how people really find each other in America and as such tends to play on an older 18th century concept of matchmaking for people to find their mates. This is more of a movie for a woman's fantasy than a man's concept of mate finding. But, what I like most about the actual story is that it's not about a rich man who finds a poor girl as in Pretty Woman! Here, both the boy and girl are representative of a similar upper low middle income and life style. Such makes it a believable story. Well acted by all cast members.

Larry de Illinois


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