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Minnie and Moskowitz (1971)

A museum curator falls in love with a crazy parking attendant.

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John Cassavetes

Writer:

John Cassavetes
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gena Rowlands ... Minnie Moore
Seymour Cassel ... Seymour Moskowitz
Val Avery ... Zelmo Swift
Timothy Carey ... Morgan Morgan (as Tim Carey)
Katherine Cassavetes Katherine Cassavetes ... Sheba Moskowitz
Elizabeth Deering Elizabeth Deering ... Girl
Elsie Ames Elsie Ames ... Florence
Lady Rowlands Lady Rowlands ... Georgia Moore
Holly Near ... Irish
Judith Roberts ... Wife
Jack Danskin Jack Danskin ... Dick Henderson
Eleanor Zee Eleanor Zee ... Mrs. Grass
Sean Joyce Sean Joyce ... Ned
David Rowlands David Rowlands ... Minister
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Darren Moloney ... Jim's Son
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Storyline

Minnie breaks up with her married boyfriend and becomes disillusioned. However, she begins to learn that there is hope for love and romance in a desperate world when she meets a crazy car-parker named Seymour. Written by David Gibson <djg6@ukc.ac.uk>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1972 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

John Cassavetes' Minnie and Moskowitz See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The sixth feature film directed by John Cassavetes. See more »

Goofs

When Moskowitz is carrying Minnie in the living room, she has a lit cigarette in her hand. After he carries her upstairs to her bedroom and puts her down on the bed, she has no cigarette in her hand. See more »

Quotes

Zelmo Swift: You know, I don't go out much. Did you know that? I'm actually scared of women. You must be frightened of men too, huh? I don't know what to say to them, to women. I say, "Hello! Hello, how are you?" I say anything I can think of, but I don't say anything, not really. I'm a loner, I'm always alone. My interests are in Keats, Shelley, Swinburne, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Wordsworth... Opera, poetry, music... Did you know I was reading since I was twelve years old? I wear glasses now, I read so much.
Minnie Moore:
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References Marlowe (1969) See more »

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Skid-Dat-De-Dat
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Written by Lil Armstrong
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I loved it 30 years ago and I still love it today!
10 August 2001 | by darleneshadowSee all my reviews

I feel as though I know these people and have known people similar to them. These days, though, people are discouraged from showing such passion about anything especially love and loneliness. It has a slow beginning, but then look out! If you love romantic comedies, but would like to see one that had some basis in reality for a change {or at least did have back in the 70's}, then you should see this movie!


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