A Manhattan single meets a man through her Jewish grandmother's matchmaker.

Writers:

Susan Sandler (screenplay by), Susan Sandler (based on her original play)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Irving ... Isabelle Grossman
Peter Riegert ... Sam Posner
Reizl Bozyk ... Bubbie Kantor
Jeroen Krabbé ... Anton Maes
Sylvia Miles ... Hannah Mandelbaum
George Martin ... Lionel
John Bedford Lloyd ... Nick
Claudia Silver Claudia Silver ... Cecilia Monk
David Hyde Pierce ... Mark (as David Pierce)
Rosemary Harris ... Pauline Swift
Suzzy Roche Suzzy Roche ... Marilyn Cohen
Amy Wright ... Ricki
Faye Grant ... Candyce
Deborah Offner ... Karen
Kathleen Wilhoite ... Myla Bondy
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Storyline

Isabelle's life revolves around the New York bookshop she works in and the intellectual friends of both sexes she meets there. Her grandmother remains less than impressed and decides to hire a good old-fashioned Jewish matchmaker to help Isabelle's love-life along. Enter pickle-maker Sam who immediately takes to Isabelle. She however is irritated by the whole business, at least to start with. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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A funny movie about getting serious.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When Isabelle and Bubbie are sitting on a park bench waiting to meet the wedding broker, there is a shot of a bag beside Bubbie on the ground to her right. The white bag has "Humphrey / Muskie" written on it. They were the Democratic ticket for 1968, twenty years before this movie was released. See more »

Goofs

The synopsis of Anton's new book, visible when he signs an autograph, is clearly a summary of the story of this film (or the original play), mentioning Isabelle, her job, her grandmother, etc. If that was indeed the story of that book, Isabelle would have had some stern comments for Anton when she read it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Anton Maes: [People are arriving at an event at a book store. There are sounds of employees greeting them, checking them in, serving champagne. Izzy is collecting empty plastic cups and napkins. She sees a woman put a book from the shelf in her bag, and deftly removes and replaces it. Anton is watching her from across the nook and motions her over. Their eyes lock as she approaches] So, you won't be out of a job.
[He plunks down his cup on her tray]
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Pounding
Written by Terre Roche and Suzzy Roche
Performed by The Roches
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The S E C O N D Best Date Movie of all time!
24 August 2001 | by jwrowe3See all my reviews

PERSONAL NOTE: I saw this in the movie theater at University Square Mall in Tampa Florida, around Christmas of 1988.

On to the review...

Being that the first best date movie is 'When Harry Met Sally', this flick is a STRONG second. It moves along at an unhurried pace, we see the conflict Amy Irving's character faces, Peter Riegert as always delivers, the supporting cast is great, and we enjoy a nice dose of 'The Jewish Grandma'.

The pace and "feel" of this movie is near perfect.

Also, it's interesting that BOTH "Crossing" and "Harry" use the tune "It Had To Be You" in them.

AT LAST!!! IT'S Available IN DVD!!!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Hebrew | Yiddish

Release Date:

16 September 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crossing Delancey See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,711, 28 August 1988

Gross USA:

$16,262,415

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,262,415
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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