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The Cemetery Club (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 12 February 1993 (USA)
This comedy filled with much Jewish humor is about the widows Doris, Ester and Lucille, whose husbands die one after another in just a few years. Even though the three friends, all in their... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Esther Moskowitz
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Doris Silverman
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Lucille Rubin
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Ben Katz
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Selma
Jeff Howell ...
Paul
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Jessica
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John
Alan Manson ...
Abe Silverman
Sam Schwartz ...
Irving Jacobs
Stephen Pearlman ...
Rabbi
Gene Ray ...
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Allan Pinsker ...
Mel
Alice Eisner ...
Rene
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Al
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This comedy filled with much Jewish humor is about the widows Doris, Ester and Lucille, whose husbands die one after another in just a few years. Even though the three friends, all in their 50's, react quite differently on their husbands deaths they become even closer than what they were as couples. They frequently visit their husband's graves together and talk about perspective lives. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Rated PG-13 for sensuality and some language | See all certifications »
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12 February 1993 (USA)  »

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Looking for a Live One  »

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$6,011,745 (USA)
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Trivia

The music store used for Moskowitz Music is called Spratt Music, and it is outside of Pittsburgh, in Brentwood, PA. The Moskowitz sign created for the movie is still displayed in the window of the store as of 2000. See more »

Quotes

Lucille Rubin: Sometimes life's a bummer
Doris Silverman: A bummer?
Lucille Rubin: It's just a word.
Doris Silverman: You don't call losing a husband a bummer.
Lucille Rubin: A bummer, Doris, is what you are right now.
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Soliloquy
Written and Performed by Tony Hyman
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Two Funerals and a Wedding
2 July 2012 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

After 39 years of marriage, still-attractive music store owner Ellen Burstyn (as Esther Moskowitz) loses her husband to a heart attack. While paying her respects, Ms. Burstyn meets cop-turned-cab-driver Danny Aiello (as Benjamin "Ben" Katz ) in the Pittsburgh cemetery where their loved ones rest in peace. Burstyn and her friends have formed "The Cemetery Club" to mourn their dead husbands; the more traditionally inclined Olympia Dukakis (as Doris Silverman) masters the widow role, but Diane Ladd (as Lucille Rubin) seeks greener pastures. Inactive club member Lainie Kazan (as Selma) is most eager to dig up an new husband. Tired of her cemetery visits, Ms. Ladd shouts, "I refuse to be in a club where half the members are dead!" One of the film's consistently least affected performers, Burstyn wavers along the spectrum.

****** The Cemetery Club (2/3/93) Bill Duke ~ Ellen Burstyn, Danny Aiello, Olympia Dukakis, Diane Ladd


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