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Vanya on 42nd Street -- New York actors rehearse Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" in a rundown theater.

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19 October 1994 (USA) See more »
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New York actors rehearse Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" in a dilapidated theatre. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Phoebe Brand ... Nanny

Lynn Cohen ... Maman

George Gaynes ... Serybryakov
Jerry Mayer ... Waffles

Julianne Moore ... Yelena

Larry Pine ... Dr. Astrov

Brooke Smith ... Sonya

Wallace Shawn ... Vanya
Andre Gregory ... Himself

Madhur Jaffrey ... Mrs. Chao
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Oren Moverman ... Flip Innunu (uncredited)
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Directed by
Louis Malle 
 
Writing credits
Anton Chekhov (play "Dyadya Vanya")

David Mamet (play adaptation)

Andre Gregory (screenplay)

Produced by
Fred Berner .... producer
Alysse Bezahler .... associate producer
Beverly Karp .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Joshua Redman 
 
Cinematography by
Declan Quinn 
 
Film Editing by
Nancy Baker 
 
Production Design by
Eugene Lee 
 
Art Direction by
Daniele Perna 
 
Costume Design by
Gary Jones 
 
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Sharon Ilson .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gary Marcus .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Joel Holland .... sound recordist
Tod A. Maitland .... sound
David Platt .... boom operator
Reilly Steele .... sound re-recording mixer
Philip Stockton .... sound editor
Steven Visscher .... foley editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Phillip V. Caruso .... still photographer
Richard Dobbs .... dolly grip
Clay Liversidge .... second electric
Don Muchow .... gaffer
Mark van Rossen .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sue Gandy .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Donna Donato .... assistant editor
Michael Yetter .... negative cutter
 
Other crew
Louis Katz .... production physician
France Lachapelle .... script supervisor
Gen Max .... production assistant
Kim Yu .... publicist: Canada
 
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Anne Dillon .... special thanks
 

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Rated PG for thematic material
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119 min
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Version of Dyadya Vanya (1971)See more »

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17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Wrong theater, right movie, 25 September 2002
Author: The_Vertigo_Edge from St. Louis, MO

I might not have ever seen this terrific film if it had not been for walking into the wrong theater. I was supposed to see screening of "A Night on Earth" during a local film festival, but I ended up in the middle of a screening of "Vanya on 42nd Street." I decided to stay and watch, not just because I had already seen "A Night on Earth" several times, but because I was curious when I saw Wallace Shawn & Andre Gregory on screen together in a film other then "My Dinner with Andre."

Don't be fooled and think that this film is simply a sequel to "My Dinner with Andre," because it is far from it. What you have here is a screen version of the stage play "Uncle Vanya" by Anton Chekhov, but with a twist. The cast is doing a rehearsal of "Uncle Vanya" in a rundown theater in the middle of NYC, to an audience of the director (Andre Gregory) and a few others. The film also includes breaks in the play for stage direction (acting as an intermission for the cast) as well as initial dialogue before and after the rehearsal. This also includes an amazing opening scene in which we see all the actors walking down 42nd Street in NYC heading toward the theater (literally appearing out of the crowdedness of NYC).

In addition to just seeing a fantastic version of "Uncle Vanya," you get some of the best acting performances in some time. Julianne Moore ("Boogie Nights") gets top billing being the best known cast member, but the film features some of the best performances by Wallace Shawn ("My Dinner with Andre"), Brooke Smith ("Series 7: The Contenders"), Larry Pine ("Dead Man Walking"), George Gaynes ("Police Academy" films), and stage actress Phoebe Brand. Even though I only mentioned a few, the entire cast is fantastic.

If you are in your local video store looking for something a bit unique, I highly recommend that you check out "Vanya on 42nd Street" for night of theater without leaving your house.

10/10

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