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Husbands and Wives (1992)

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When their best friends announce that they're separating, a professor and his wife discover the faults in their 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 ...
Hamptons' Party Guest
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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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Release Date:

18 September 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Maridos y esposas  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$10,555,619 (USA)
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Trivia

The never-seen narrator/interviewer is played by the film's costume designer, Jeffrey Kurland. See more »

Goofs

When Sally (Judy Davis) and Jack (Sydney Pollack) are arguing in their living room, one of the crew members can be seen moving in the reflection off the picture glass on the back wall. 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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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Nicolas Cage/Bobby Brown (1992) See more »

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The Song Is You
(1932)
Written by Jerome Kern (music) & Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics)
Performed by Bernie Leighton
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A NY Version of Bergman's "Scenes From a Marriage"
22 August 2001 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews



I am surprised that so few people mention that this film is so obviously inspired by Bergman's television series - which was later edited into a film.

As Scenes from a Marriage is perhaps my favourite Bergman film, it makes sense I guess that this is my favourite Woody Allen film.

If you like this film, I would highly recommend Bergman's "Scenes" and vice versa.

Regarding H&W, it is great in that it uncovers the savagery involved in love and breakups that many films gloss over. There are also some touching moments, but for the most part the film is an investigation into the darker side of relationships and egos.

I love it!

-BB


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