Three sisters find their lives spinning out of control in the wake of their parents' sudden, unexpected divorce.

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Woody Allen

Writer:

Woody Allen
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kristin Griffith ... Flyn
Mary Beth Hurt ... Joey
Richard Jordan ... Frederick
Diane Keaton ... Renata
E.G. Marshall ... Arthur
Geraldine Page ... Eve
Maureen Stapleton ... Pearl
Sam Waterston ... Mike
Missy Hope Missy Hope ... Young Joey
Kerry Duffy Kerry Duffy ... Young Renata
Nancy Collins Nancy Collins ... Young Flyn
Penny Gaston Penny Gaston ... Young Eve
Roger Morden Roger Morden ... Young Arthur
Henderson Forsythe Henderson Forsythe ... Judge Bartel
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Storyline

The story of a very dysfunctional family and what happens when the parents divorce. Eve (Geraldine Page) and Arthur (EG Marshall) are a 60-something couple, recently separated. They have three adult daughters - Renata (Diane Keaton), Joey (Mary Beth Hurt) and Flyn (Kristin Griffith). Renata is a poet and is married to Frederick (Richard Jordan). Joey is (reluctantly) in advertising and is married to Mike (Sam Waterston). Flyn is a film and TV actress. Eve is an incredibly negative woman and this has had a toxic effect on her children. This results in stifling, unsupportive relationships and joyless lives. Written by grantss

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Drama

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While watching the movie with a friend, of this film, Woody Allen once said words to the effect of: "It's always been my fear. I think I'm writing Long Day's Journey into Night, and it turns into Edge of Night." See more »

Goofs

In the church, Eve knocks over a table of candles and broken glass is heard as they clatter to the floor. But as she leaves, there's not one candle on the ground. See more »

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[first lines]
Arthur: I had dropped out of law school when I met Eve. She was very beautiful, very pale and cool in her black dress with never anything more than a single strand of pearls. And distant. Always poised and distant. At the time the girls were born it was all so perfect, so ordered. Looking back, of course, it was rigid. The truth is she created a world around us that we existed in, where everything had its place, where there was always a kind of harmony. Great dignity. I will say, it was ...
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Casting director Juliet Taylor's name is spelled Juilet Taylor in the credits. See more »

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Referenced in Queen of Earth (2015) See more »

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Wolverine Blues
(1923)
Written by Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton (uncredited)
Performed by The World's Greatest Jazz Band
On Project III Records
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great film
9 February 2004 | by kyle_furrSee all my reviews

John Waters said that if this film was made under a Swedish pseudonym, they would of called it a masterpiece. Woody Allen was only able to get a film like this made after he won all those Oscars for Annie Hall. Everyone is great in here and it's nice that there's no soundtrack. This is one of Woody Allen's best films.


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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1978 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Anhedonia See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$10,432,366

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,432,366
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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