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September (1987)

PG | | Drama | 18 December 1987 (USA)
At a summer house in Vermont, neighbor Howard falls in love with Lane, who's in a relationship with Peter, who's falling for Stephanie, who's married with children.

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Woody Allen

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Woody Allen
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Denholm Elliott ... Howard
Dianne Wiest ... Stephanie
Mia Farrow ... Lane
Elaine Stritch ... Diane
Sam Waterston ... Peter
Jack Warden ... Lloyd
Ira Wheeler Ira Wheeler ... Mr. Raines
Jane Cecil Jane Cecil ... Mrs. Raines
Rosemary Murphy ... Mrs. Mason
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Everyone is gathering at Lane's place for the weekend, and everyone's in love. Unfortunately, each beloved loves somebody else, and no one seems to realize it. Written by Cleo <frede005@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

18 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Setembro See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$85,731, 20 December 1987, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$486,434
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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Allen's intention was that the production should feel like a play captured on film. For that reason, he generally shot in long, uninterrupted takes with very few close-ups. See more »

Quotes

Lane: I have no reason to get up tomorrow.
Stephanie: Well then, you're just going to have to make up a reason.
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Connections

References Autumn Sonata (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

My Ideal
By Leo Robin, Richard A. Whiting & Newell Chase
Performed by Art Tatum, Ben Webster, George 'Red' Callender (as Red Callender) & Bill Douglass
Courtesy of Pablo Records
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moving, excellent
31 August 2005 | by Movie_Man 500See all my reviews

I'm probably in the minority here but i find this to be one of Allen's top ten masterpieces. Every scene works and the more you watch it, the more searing it becomes. No doubt you need to be in the right frame of mind to see it, but it's like a great night watching a play unfold. So many deep secrets, betrayals and unspoken feelings, finally, all coming to a head by the time the power comes back on after that thunderstorm. It feels way too real and may be why it makes most audience members uncomfortable. I liked this the first time I saw it and continue to hold it in high esteem years and almost 2 decades later. To preserve the great Elaine Stritch on film forever is enough to recommend it but the acting is painfully truthful to the point of awe. Woody's 3 dramas: this and Interiors and Another Woman form a great triangle. They should be looked at and admired now for the fine ensemble casting and the pinpoint writing. Whether they rip off Bergman or not, is rather pointless to argue. Each of them stand up as potent films on their own. Waterston and Wiest re-united on TV's Law And Order, and Stritch as well went on to win an Emmy on Law, so it shows how intuitive Allen was when it came to choosing great actors for his scripts. I found Farrow's character to be highly moving. Then again, I liked everything she and Allen did together. You became almost spoiled by the high quality. As a lifelong Allen viewer, I still think this is fine stuff and will stick by my high opinion every time I re-see it.


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