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Husbands and Wives (1992)

When their best friends announce that they're separating, a professor and his wife discover the faults in their own marriage.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Metropolis ...
TV Scientist
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Jack
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Sally
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Interviewer / Narrator (voice)
Bruce Jay Friedman ...
Peter Styles
Cristi Conaway ...
Shawn Grainger
Timothy Jerome ...
Paul
Rebecca Glenn ...
Gail
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Rain
Galaxy Craze ...
Harriet
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Sam
Benno Schmidt ...
Judy's Ex-Husband
John Doumanian ...
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Storyline

When Jack and Sally announce that they're splitting up, this comes as a shock to their best friends Gabe and Judy. Maybe mostly because they also are drifting apart and are now being made aware of it. So while Jack and Sally try to go on and meet new people, the marriage of Gabe and Judy gets more and more strained, and they begin to find themselves being attracted to other people. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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18 September 1992 (USA)  »

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Maridos y esposas  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$10,555,619 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to the "Video and DVD Guide", the "hand-held camera intended to suggest a documentary approach", while show-business trade paper 'Variety' stated that the film was "almost entirely hand-held, creating a look somewhere between early French New Wave and Cinéma Vérité". See more »

Goofs

Camera truck reflection visible on Sally's jeep as she goes to Paul's place. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
TV Scientist: [on TV] Einstein was then celebrating, uh, the seventieth birthday anniversary and there was a colloquium given for him. And he said, "God doesn't play dice with the universe".
Gabe: No. He just plays hide-and-seek.
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Soundtracks

Top Hat, White Tie and Tails
(1935)
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Bernie Leighton
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Possibly Woodys Best
21 June 2003 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

I have seen this movie more than 30 times with my wife - we simply love it. Unfortunately this is the last "Big Woody". And this also marks his last flawless performance as an actor. Definitely a must see.


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