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Vanya on 42nd Street -- Wallace Shawn and Julianne Moore head an extraordinary ensemble cast in a striking adaptation of Chekhov's drama of people trapped between reality and longing.
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19 October 1994 (USA) See more »
New York actors rehearse Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" in a dilapidated theatre. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Oren Moverman ... Flip Innunu (uncredited)

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 
Makeup Department
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
Livia Pérez-Borrero .... production coordinator
Kim Yu .... publicist: Canada
Anne Dillon .... special thanks

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Rated PG for thematic material
119 min
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One of a handful of American movies directed by French director Louis Malle which signify a place in the film's title. The pictures include Alamo Bay (1985), Atlantic City (1980) and Vanya on 42nd Street (1994).See more »
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Remarkable filming of a play, 20 July 1999
Author: stills-6 from california

The idea of filming a play gets turned upside down as we see the players before and after the (rehearsal) performance, essentially as themselves. One remarkable scene shows the cast during intermission chatting with each other and audience members while munching on goodies from a caterer. It gives the experience of watching a play in an old, run-down theater, including comments from the director.

The play itself is no less remarkable. Shawn is a gifted actor, one of the few who can bring his entire body into a role. The rehearsal atmosphere takes some getting used to - it's hard to tell when real life ends and the play starts. There are no costumes, little in the way of sets, but it all works because the performances are so compelling. And Chekhov's Uncle Vanya is surprisingly relevant 100 years after it was written.

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