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Scenes from a Mall (1991)

On their 16th anniversary, a married couple's trip to a Beverly Hills mall becomes the stage for personal revelations and deceptions.

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Deborah
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Mime
Daren Firestone ...
Sam
Rebecca Nickels ...
Jennifer
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Dr. Hans Clava
Gregory Moore ...
Barber Shop Quartet
Michael Brown ...
Barber Shop Quartet
Jonathan Guss ...
Barber Shop Quartet
David Frye ...
Barber Shop Quartet
Joseph Warren ...
Joe Cool & the Coolers (Rap Group)
Brian Warren ...
Joe Cool & the Coolers (Rap Group)
Darrell Mason ...
Joe Cool & the Coolers (Rap Group)
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Augustin Bustamante ...
El Mariachi Bustamente
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On their 16. anniversary, during a shopping stroll, the lawyer Nick Fifer confesses his wife Deborah some affairs. She goes wild and insists on a divorce. After they agreed to the dividing up of their belongings, Deborah confesses having an affair, too. Now he gets very upset and wants the divorce for his part, but the last word is not spoken yet. Written by Thomas Manhardt <Thomas.Manhardt@wu-wien.ac.at>

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On their 16th wedding anniversary, Deborah and Nick decided to work out all their differences ...in public. See more »

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22 February 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein ganz normaler Hochzeitstag  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$9,563,393 (USA)
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Woody Allen appeared in the movie without writing or directing. See more »

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[Last lines]
Nick Fifer: [defensive] Am I the kind of guy who loses his temper?
Deborah Fifer: Please! You smashed the mime in the jaw!
Nick Fifer: [defensive] I gave him 100 bucks...
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Referenced in Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Teens from a Mall (1991) See more »

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Arabian Belly Dance
Written by J. Leach
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Quirky little film with great chemistry
4 October 2000 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this a lot, but more in the way you enjoy a play than a film. I can see how this would annoy some people, but I quite like it when film mimics theatre- for instance, by restricting virtually all the dialogue to two characters, and virtually all the action to one, claustrophobic, location. The plot is slow and unlikely, but the writing is good, and the acting superb. Particularly fine is Midler's murderous side-long glance at the word 'zombies'. Actually, I don't think I've ever seen Allen have better chemistry with his leading lady. So, not a film for laughing out loud at, but engrossing, well done, and fun to watch. Best thing about it: A mime gets punched. Worst thing: Woody Allen in a white jacket and- God help us- a pony-tail.


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