Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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The Movie 

Jerry does a set at a comedy club, then goes to meet George, Elaine, and Kramer afterward to see a screening of Checkmate. However, a simple miscommunication causes the four to keep missing each other at two different theaters.


Tom Cherones


Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 4 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Barry Diamond ... Pat Buckles
Perry Anzilotti ... Usher
Tom La Grua Tom La Grua ... Kernis
Eric Poppick ... Maurice
Cathy Lind Hayes Cathy Lind Hayes ... Woman Behind Elaine
Allan Kolman ... Cab Driver
Molly Cleator Molly Cleator ... Cashier
Christie Mellor Christie Mellor ... Concessionaire
Jeff Norman Jeff Norman ... Man in Line
Paul Eisenhauer Paul Eisenhauer ... Man in Theatre
Montrose Hagins ... Woman in Theatre


It's a evening of mix-ups and mayhem when Jerry is supposed to get together with Elaine, Kramer and George to go to the movies. He has two gigs that night and in the process of moving them round, he manages to miss both of them. George is first at the theatre and gets in line not realizing the tickets had to be bought first. By the time he realizes what's going on, the movie is sold out. George, Elaine and Kramer then go to another theater but their attempts to leave Jerry a message only adds to the confusion. Written by garykmcd

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6 January 1993 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


This is one of the few episodes that doesn't contain any scenes in Jerry's (Jerry Seinfeld) apartment. See more »


Kramer: [describing Jerry] If you see a guy that's five foot eleven, he's got, uh, a big head and flared nostrils.
George Costanza: [describing Jerry] Um, excuse me, have you see a guy with like a horse face, big teeth and a - and a pointed nose?
Usher: [describing George] There was a short guy with glasses. Looked like Humpty-Dumpty with a melon head.
George Costanza: [describing Elaine] You know, kinda short, big wall o' hair, face like a frying pan.
Elaine Benes: [describing Kramer] Oh, hey, listen, by the way, have you seen a, uh, a tall, lanky doofus, with...
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References Forever Young (1992) See more »


Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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best episode of season 4
11 May 2008 | by david_o94See all my reviews

this the best episode of season 4 because its one of those episodes that they are outside and its one plot not following 4 stories,and its hilarious cause there going to the movies but the get lost and meet some funny characters its just "great". this is no just the best of season 4 is one of the best in the whole bunch.

so if you ever buy the series check to have season 4.and a good thing about the movie its hilarious all the jokes are funny even the idea of the plot. but i don't wanna give anything away to spoil it but this is a must see Seinfeld episode its as much fun as "the jimmy" and better than the "smelly car" and they even give jokes about the movies the sounds,the names i could watch it again and again and wont get tired of it.

giddy up for "the movie"

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