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The Cemetery Club (1993)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  3 February 1993 (USA)
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This comedy with much Jewish humor is about the widows Doris, Ester and Lucille, who's husbands died one after another in just a few years. The 3 friends in their 50s react quite ... See full summary »

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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
Hy Anzell ...
Al
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This comedy with much Jewish humor is about the widows Doris, Ester and Lucille, who's husbands died one after another in just a few years. The 3 friends in their 50s react quite differently on the deaths. But they make it a habit to meet every year at the graves of their husbands and talk about perspectives in their 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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3 February 1993 (USA)  »

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Looking for a Live One  »

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$6,011,745 (USA)
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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

Selma: I'm getting married and I want you girls to be there.
Lucille Rubin: We've never missed one of your weddings.
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For Sentimental Reasons
Written by Deek Watson and Willie Best (as William Best)
Performed by Cle Thompson
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Two Funerals and a Wedding
2 July 2012 | by (Earth) – 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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