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Scenes from a Mall (1991)

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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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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 USA:

$9,563,393
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1.85 : 1
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Most of the film's mall scenes were filmed at the Kaufman Astoria Studio sound stages in Queens, New York. The mall set was a huge two-story replica nearly a quarter mile long with over 150 fully stocked stores. Mall scenes with elevators and escalators were filmed at the Stamford Town Center in Stamford, Connecticut where shooting was conducted for around two weeks. Mall exteriors were filmed at the actual Beverly Center on Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, the mall where most of the picture is set. See more »

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Nick Fifer: Eleven hundred bucks for Sushi already. That's a lot of dead fish.
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Referenced in Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Teens from a Mall (1991) See more »

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Cucurrucucu paloma
Written by Tomas Mendez
Performed by El Mariachi Bustamante
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My rating: 8
30 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

Years before we see the first shopping malls, Woody Allen has a film in such mall. The mall was turned by him in embodiment of people's lives and in particular, their married life. With its multiple floors, escalators, shops, restaurants, parks, entertainment halls, organized events for promotions and holidays, the mall has become a world of the modern humans. But that is not the focus here, it is only the background of the most important.

This movie is funny and crazy just as love is. Watching it, the viewer is flicking left and right, up and down, should laugh, gladden, be sad, excited and put in position to be doubted in his own situation and maybe to remember and compare it with what is already there. The metaphors of floors and stores with different emotions that they bring, the spiral parking, escalators which symbolize the development of a love affair with all the positive and negative feelings that brings.

What I am saying is messy too, as is the movie - it has everything. If you're a fan of what is written here, watch this movie and you will feel truly alive, at least for a while.

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