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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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Release Date:

16 September 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Izzy et Sam  »

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$16,262,415 (USA)
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This was the first (and only) English-language film for Reizl Bozyk, who plays Izzy's grandmother, Bubbe Kantor. She was a leading actress in Yiddish theatre for many years. 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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SHE'S GOING
Written and Performed by English Beat (as The English Beat)
Courtesy of IRS Records
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Excellent Love & Romance Story!
11 May 2005 | by (Blacksburg,VA) – See all my reviews

I found this movie years after it was out ... a real classic now for me. The characters are genuine ( I love Bubbie! )and very interesting. The music is a treat as well as I found myself singing to it, a montage of 80's music. The movie takes a few jabs at the narcissistic quirks of the artistic world and conflicting egos. There is a careful story plot around the conflict of "fame" versus "character" and Amy Irving's character slowly sees past the hype and notes the person. The matchmaker is a hoot! and makes a good compliment to the Grandmother. I was disappointed to see that this was the only movie for Bubbie (Reizl Bozyk) because she really is the glue that keeps the story going. Peter Riegert makes an excellent pickle man! One movie I can watch over and over!


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