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A lonely, but talented teacher enjoys a flirtation with her married principal, who returns her affections but is hampered by his high-strung wife. He is also hampered by a deadbeat son, who... See full summary »

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Sue Berlin
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Arthur Gold
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Judy Berlin
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Maddie
Aaron Harnick ...
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Bette Henritze ...
Dolores Engler
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Alice Gold
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Marie
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Bea
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Carol
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Mr. V
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Eddie Dillon
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A lonely, but talented teacher enjoys a flirtation with her married principal, who returns her affections but is hampered by his high-strung wife. He is also hampered by a deadbeat son, who supposedly is becoming a filmmaker. The teacher also has a clueless daughter, who is an aspiring actress. Filmmaker and actress manage to get together, while the teacher and principal can steal their own fleeting moments and a quick kiss during an eclipse. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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6 October 1999 (Italy)  »

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$46,800 (USA) (25 February 2000)

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$467,313 (USA) (4 August 2000)
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In memory of Madeline Kahn, who died of ovarian cancer, the profits from this film's premiere were donated towards ovarian cancer research. See more »

Quotes

David: It could just be about how it is... about what it looks like when nobody's looking.
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References Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

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Serenade No. 10 in B-flat
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by The New York Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble
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A wonderful little film.
3 November 2000 | by (Waterloo, Ontario) – See all my reviews

JUDY BERLIN was obviously inspired by the many comedies of Woody Allen. Everything from the black and white look (that Allen used in MANHATTAN and STARDUST MEMORIES among others), to the neuroses of it's main character David (a struggling filmmaker) to the girl he tries to win (THE SOPRANOS' great Edie Falco) to the portrayal of the parents (including the late, great Madeline Kahn, in her final performance), all suggests Woody. But the director, Eric Mendelson, making his first film, captures all these people in the same way Allen does in all their humour- but also suggests a level of sadness that Woody hardly ever did. This is a wonderful little film that should be enjoyed by all.


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