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Husbands and Wives -- Woody Allen's critically-acclaimed comedy is a hilarious game of marital musical chairs, as two New York couples re-examine their marriages...and find themselves wanting more.


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Writer (WGA):
Woody Allen (written by)
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Release Date:
18 September 1992 (USA) See more »
When their best friends announce that they're separating, a professor and his wife discover the faults in their marriage. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Nick Metropolis ... TV Scientist

Woody Allen ... Gabe Roth

Mia Farrow ... Judy Roth

Sydney Pollack ... Jack

Judy Davis ... Sally

Jeffrey Kurland ... Interviewer-Narrator (voice)
Bruce Jay Friedman ... Peter Styles
Cristi Conaway ... Shawn Grainger
Timothy Jerome ... Paul
Rebecca Glenn ... Gail

Juliette Lewis ... Rain
Galaxy Craze ... Harriet

Lysette Anthony ... Sam
Benno Schmidt ... Judy's Ex-husband
John Doumanian ... Hamptons' Party Guest
Gordon Rigsby ... Hamptons' Party Guest

Liam Neeson ... Michael
Ilene Blackman ... Receptionist

Ron Rifkin ... Rain's Analyst

Blythe Danner ... Rain's Parent
Brian McConnachie ... Rain's Parent
Ron August ... Rain's Ex-lover
John Bucher ... Rain's Ex-lover
Matthew Flint ... Rain's Boyfriend
Jerry Zaks ... Dinner Party Guest

Caroline Aaron ... Dinner Party Guest
Jack Richardson ... Dinner Party Guest

Nora Ephron ... Dinner Party Guest
Ira Wheeler ... Dinner Party Guest

Kenneth Edelson ... Gabe's Novel Montage
Michelle Turley ... Gabe's Novel Montage
Victor Truro ... Gabe's Novel Montage
Kenny Vance ... Gabe's Novel Montage
Lisa Gustin ... Gabe's Novel Montage
Anthony Nocerino ... Gabe's Novel Montage
Philip Levy ... Taxi Dispatcher
Connie Picard ... Banducci Family
Steven Randazzo ... Banducci Family (as Steve Randazzo)
Tony Turco ... Banducci Family

Adelaide Mestre ... Banducci Family
Jessica Frankston ... Birthday Party Guest
Merv Bloch ... Birthday Party Guest
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

David Boston ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Kent Kasper ... Uncle Rifkin (uncredited)

Fred Melamed ... Mel (uncredited)
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Directed by
Woody Allen 
Writing credits
Woody Allen (written by)

Produced by
Robert Greenhut .... producer
Joseph Hartwick .... co-producer
Charles H. Joffe .... executive producer
Thomas A. Reilly .... associate producer (as Thomas Reilly)
Helen Robin .... co-producer
Jack Rollins .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Carlo Di Palma (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Susan E. Morse 
Casting by
Juliet Taylor 
Production Design by
Santo Loquasto 
Art Direction by
Speed Hopkins 
Set Decoration by
Susan Bode 
Costume Design by
Jeffrey Kurland 
Makeup Department
Fern Buchner .... make-up artist
Romaine Greene .... hairstylist
Production Management
Joseph Hartwick .... production manager (as Joseph Hardwick)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David S. Hamby .... dga trainee (as David Hamby)
Justin Moritt .... second second assistant director
Richard Patrick .... second assistant director
Thomas A. Reilly .... first assistant director (as Thomas Reilly)
Art Department
Joseph Alfieri .... standby carpenter (as Joe Alfieri)
Vincent Guarriello .... chief construction grip
Glenn Lloyd .... art department coordinator
James Mazzola .... property master
Ron Petagna .... construction coordinator
Cosmo Sorice .... standby scenic artist
James Sorice .... master scenic artist
Dave Weinman .... set dresser
Frank Didio .... head carpenter (uncredited)
Vinny Mazzarella .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gina Alfano .... assistant sound editor
Lee Dichter .... re-recording mixer
Tom Foligno .... assistant sound editor
Frank Graziadei .... sound recordist
Robert Hein .... sound editor (as Bob Hein)
James Sabat .... production sound mixer
Louis Sabat .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Ronald Burke .... best boy grip
Michael Caracciolo .... assistant cameraperson
Liz Dubelman .... second assistant cameraperson
John Fortunato .... camera trainee
Michael Green .... assistant cameraperson
Brian Hamill .... still photographer
Jim Manzione .... best boy electric
Dick Mingalone .... camera operator
Ray Quinlan .... gaffer
Robert Ward .... key grip (as Bob Ward)
Chris Hammond .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Laura Rosenthal .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bill Christians .... wardrobe supervisor: men's
Patricia Eiben .... wardrobe supervisor: women's
Lauren Gibson .... costume assistant
Eric Mendelsohn .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Kent Blocher .... assistant film editor
William Kruzykowski .... assistant film editor
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer (uncredited)
Music Department
Bernie Leighton .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Harold 'Whitey' McEvoy .... transportation captain
Peter Tavis .... transportation captain
Patrick Hogan .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Tom Amos .... production assistant
Tracy Bonbrest .... production assistant
Tristan Paris Bourne .... production assistant (as Tristan Bourne)
Kay Chapin .... script supervisor
Drew Dillard .... location scout
Antoine Douaihy .... location scout
Tony Fleming .... production assistant
David Hummel .... production assistant (as Dave Hummel)
Sam Hutchins .... production assistant
Michael Jackman .... assistant production auditor
Scott Kordish .... production associate
Leslie Loftis .... production assistant
Peter Lombardi .... production auditor
Brian Mannain .... studio manager
Megan Monaghan .... location scout
Lois Nalepka .... assistant production coordinator
Ilyse A. Reutlinger .... assistant: to Mr. Greenhut (as Ilyse Reutlinger)
Dana Robin .... location manager
Helen Robin .... production coordinator
Julie Sriro .... assistant: to Mr. Allen
Christina Stauffer .... production assistant (as Tina Stauffer)
Joseph Trammell .... video (as Joe Trammell)
Carl Turnquest Jr. .... projectionist
Gilbert S. Williams .... production assistant (as Gilbert S. Williams Jr.)
Nicholas Wolfert .... production assistant
Tom Yeager .... production assistant
James J. Ferris .... stage manager (uncredited)
Tim Monich .... dialect coach (uncredited)
Robin F. Samson .... location scout (uncredited)
Lucille Smith .... studio representative (uncredited)
Joseph Zolfo .... location assistant (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
  • 20th Century Draperies  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance (as 20th Century Draperies, Inc.)
  • Barnard College  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • Effects House, The  titles (as The Effects House Corp.)
  • General Camera Corporation  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance (as General Camera Corp.)
  • J.G. Films  negative matching (as J.G. Films, Inc.)
  • Madison Square Garden  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance (as Madison Square Garden Corporation)
  • Magno Sound and Video  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance (as Magno Sound & Video)
  • Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting, The  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • NBA Entertainment  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance (as NBA Entertainment, Inc.)
  • New York Knickerbockers Basketball Club, The  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance
  • PMK Public Relations  publicity
  • Producer's Library Service  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance (as Producers Library Service)
  • Sound One Corporation  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance (as Sound One Corp.)
  • Sveriges Television (SVT)  the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank the following for their assistance: for sequences from "The Miracle of Life"
  • Todd Thaler Casting  additional casting
  • TriStar Pictures  acknowledgment: is the author of this motion picture for purposes of copyright and other laws (as TriStar Pictures, Inc.)
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality
108 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby SR (Mono)

Did You Know?

This was the 25,000th film to be granted a certificate from the British Board of Film Classification for its 1993 video release.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: 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 »
[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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27 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Cave Canem, 1 April 2000
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

Any film that affects me emotionally I consider great. But a film that affects me so much that I feel it physically can be called a masterpiece. Narrative does not normally have such power. When a spectator is learning about people who aren't directly connected with you, who are usually not even real, then he/she should realize that these characters are apart from your life and should not matter.

Woody Allen's Husbands and Wives is a film, however, which sets the viewer in the action on screen. He does this with perfect hand-held cameras and jump cuts. The camera work makes you feel like you're right there, and it adds a breakneck speed to the film. This seems like one of the most realistic films ever made.

I have no complaints about this film myself. I would give it a 10/10, but make no mistake: this is a very unpleasant film to watch. I like unpleasant films, but this one is particularly harsh. The situations develop like a fly landing in a Venus fly trap. A character will walk towards a life which he/she believes will bring sweetness and happiness, but the new life quickly engulfs them. And when the film ends, the characters are seen stepping into a different trap: quicksand. No audience member could be naive enough to think that any of the characters are standing in a desirable place when the film closes.

Husbands and Wives is a movie that could cause divorces, and could cause long-term lapses between relationships. If nothing else, it is a film that will make you cringe and squirm.

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