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Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? (1983)

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Zee is walking up and down Manhattan streets, talking to herself and to the husband who has just left her. At a sidewalk café she runs into Eli. A very unlikely, funny and touching ... See full summary »

Director:

Henry Jaglom

Writer:

Henry Jaglom
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Emil Michael Emil ... Eli
Karen Black ... Zee
Michael Margotta ... Larry
Martin Harvey Friedberg Martin Harvey Friedberg ... Mort
Frances Fisher ... Louise
Anna Raviv Anna Raviv ... Young Woman At Cafe
Robert Hallak ... Young Man At Cafe
Daniel W. Fitzgerald Daniel W. Fitzgerald ... Band Member (as the Lost Wandering Blues Band)
George Bacon George Bacon ... Band Member (as the Lost Wandering Blues Band)
Joe Price Joe Price ... Band Member (as the Lost Wandering Blues Band)
William Gross William Gross ... Band Member (as the Lost Wandering Blues Band)
Paul Williams Paul Williams ... Zee's Husband
Robert Schwimmer Robert Schwimmer ... Zee's Pianist
Madeline Silver Madeline Silver ... Eli's Ex-Wife
Ariela Nicole Ariela Nicole ... Eli's Daughter
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Storyline

Zee is walking up and down Manhattan streets, talking to herself and to the husband who has just left her. At a sidewalk café she runs into Eli. A very unlikely, funny and touching relationship develops between two lost souls in the big city, which is the third major character in this film. Written by Rainbow

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Trivia

In one scene, a character is seen reading the book "In Praise of the Sensitive Man" by Anais Nin. Nin was a great admirer of Henry Jaglom's work and dedicated part of that book to praising his film A Safe Place (1971). See more »

Quotes

Zee: Ronald McDonald, you're my kind of clown!
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Connections

Features The Band Wagon (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy?
Performed by The Lost Wandering Blues Band
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A romanticcomedic imperfect film about unlikely partners in NYC. Great reminiscent city location shots.
21 August 2001 | by jakagmomSee all my reviews

If you want to see poetry in motion, STUDY the sequences of Michael Marogtta and his pigeon. An UNFORGETTABLE piece of filmography is about an hour into the film--it lasts under a minute...not a word is spoken...only the music which gives the film its name is heard while Margotta, Frances Fisher and a trained New York City pigeon struggle, dance and eventually part under magic hour light; in front of The Pierre Hotel on 5th Avenue. Breath-taking.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1984 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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