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Writers (WGA):
Woody Allen (written by) and
Marshall Brickman (written by)
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Release Date:
18 August 1993 (USA) See more »
A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
"I'm gonna break this thing wide open!" See more (88 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Woody Allen ... Larry Lipton

Diane Keaton ... Carol Lipton

Jerry Adler ... Paul Robert House

Lynn Cohen ... Lillian Beale House

Ron Rifkin ... Sy

Joy Behar ... Marilyn
William Addy ... Jack - the Super
John Doumanian ... Neighbor

Sylvia Kauders ... Neighbor
Ira Wheeler ... EMS Doctor

Alan Alda ... Ted

Anjelica Huston ... Marcia Fox
Melanie Norris ... Helen Moss
Marge Redmond ... Mrs. Gladys Dalton

Zach Braff ... Nick Lipton
George J. Manos ... '21 Club' Staff (as George Manos)
Linda Taylor ... '21 Club' Staff

Aida Turturro ... Hotel Day Clerk

John Costelloe ... Policeman (as John A. Costelloe)

Frank Pellegrino ... Policeman
Philip Levy ... Policeman

Wendell Pierce ... Policeman
Steven Randazzo ... Policeman
Yanni Sfinias ... Hotel Night Clerk

Gloria Irizarry ... Hotel Maid
Ruth Last ... Lillian's Sister
Suzanne Raffaelli ... Theater Auditioner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John D. Bair ... Waiter (uncredited)

David Boston ... Man on Sidewalk (uncredited)
Harry Lavin ... Harry - (21 Club Greeter) (uncredited)
Michael Luggio ... Detective (uncredited)

Directed by
Woody Allen 
Writing credits
Woody Allen (written by) and
Marshall Brickman (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 
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 .... makeup artist
Romaine Greene .... hairstylist
Production Management
Joseph Hartwick .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Evan Labb .... dga trainee
Richard Patrick .... second assistant director
Thomas A. Reilly .... first assistant director (as Thomas Reilly)
Art Department
Frank Didio .... head carpenter
Vincent Guarriello .... chief construction grip
Glenn Lloyd .... art department coordinator
James Mazzola .... property master
Wayne Moss .... standby carpenter
Ron Petagna .... construction coordinator
Peter Rogness .... assistant art director
Cosmo Sorice .... standby scenic artist
James Sorice .... master scenic artist
Dave Weinman .... set dresser
Brick Mason .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Vinny Mazzarella .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Lee Dichter .... re-recording mixer
Frank Graziadei .... sound recordist
Robert Hein .... sound editor (as Bob Hein)
Kristen M. Johnson .... assistant sound editor
Dan Korintus .... assistant sound editor
James Sabat .... production sound mixer
Louis Sabat .... boom operator
Brian Vancho .... foley artist (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
John Andrew Berton Jr. .... computer graphics supervisor (uncredited)
Greg Maloney .... digital compositor: ILM (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ronald Burke .... best boy grip
Michael Caracciolo .... second assistant cameraperson
John Fortunato .... camera trainee (as Jon Fortunato)
Michael Green .... first 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)
Casting Department
Judie Fixler .... additional casting
Aleen Keshishian .... casting assistant
Laura Rosenthal .... casting associate
Todd Thaler .... additional casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Adkins .... wardrobe supervisor: men's
Bill Christians .... wardrobe supervisor: men's
Patricia Eiben .... wardrobe supervisor: women's
Suzanne McCabe .... assistant costume designer
Virginia D. Patton .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Kent Blocher .... assistant film editor
William Kruzykowski .... assistant film editor
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Harold 'Whitey' McEvoy .... transportation captain
Peter Tavis .... transportation captain
Other crew
Neil Astrow .... production assistant
Tracy Bonbrest .... production assistant
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Kay Chapin .... script supervisor
Drew Dillard .... location scout
Antoine Douaihy .... location scout
Lisa Emerson .... production assistant (as Lisa K. Emerson)
Tony Fleming .... production assistant
Jennifer Gerould .... production assistant (as Jenefer Gerould)
Lauren Gibson .... assistant: to Mr. Allen
Jennifer Greenhut .... production assistant
David Hummel .... location scout (as Dave Hummel)
Sam Hutchins .... location scout
Scott Kordish .... assistant production auditor
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
Robin F. Samson .... location scout (as Robin Samson)
Jodi Shapera .... production assistant
Pamela Thur .... location scout
Carl Turnquest Jr. .... projectionist
Rick Vasquez .... production assistant
Gilbert S. Williams .... production assistant (as Gilbert S. Williams Jr.)
Nicholas Wolfert .... production assistant
Tom Yeager .... production assistant
John Mingalone .... production assistant (uncredited)
Lucille Smith .... studio representative (uncredited)
Pamela Thur .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Douglas Tirola .... production assistant (uncredited)
Joseph Zolfo .... location assistant (uncredited)
Charles Chaisson .... the producers gratefully acknowledge and wish to thank for their assistance
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated PG for mild language, and for elements of violence in a comic murder mystery
104 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby SR (Mono)

Did You Know?

The scandal surrounding Woody Allen's break-up with Mia Farrow, which had served as a big backdrop to the theatrical release of Allen's previous film Husbands and Wives (1992), was still very much in the public's mind when this film was released. For example, it was still being extensively referred to in the New York Times article promoting this picture [See: "Diane and Woody, Still a Fun Couple", The New York Times, 15th August 1993].See more »
Factual errors: At their neighbours house, Diane Keaton prepares coffee in the kitchen. She makes filter coffee and puts a can of water under the filter. You have to pour water in the machine to warm it up and then go through the filter. The can will be filled with coffee in the end.See more »
[first lines]
Larry Lipton:C'mon, you promised to sit through the hockey game without being bored,
Carol Lipton:[overlapping] I know, honey, I promised.
Larry Lipton:and I'll sit through the Wagner opera with you next week.
Carol Lipton:I know.
Larry Lipton:I already bought the earplugs.
Carol Lipton:Yeah, well, with your eyesight I'm surprised you can see the puck. Wow, yay, come on.
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16 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
"I'm gonna break this thing wide open!", 28 December 2006
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

One of Woody Allen's winners from the 1990s (albeit on a minor scale) reunites him quite snugly with Diane Keaton. Allen and Keaton have such a lived-in rapport (with plenty of jabs but no fatigue) that the sight of them together again in a comedy is an automatic uplift. They portray the Liptons, a regular N.Y.C. couple who suspect foul play from the elderly man in their building whose wife has suddenly died. Smooth, smartly assembled nuttiness with sensational support from Alan Alda as a playwright (with a crush on Keaton) and Anjelica Huston, putting off terrific comedic heat as a novelist. Wrapped up wonderfully with an homage to Orson Welles' "The Lady From Shanghai". Great fun! *** from ****

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