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Crossing Delancey (1988)

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

Writers:

Susan Sandler (play), Susan Sandler (screenplay)
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Hebrew | Yiddish

Release Date:

16 September 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Izzy et Sam See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$16,262,415
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Anton Maes' apartment building is The Ayslmere, at 60 West 76th Street in Manhattan. 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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Referenced in Drop Dead Diva: Bad Girls (2010) See more »

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LUCKY
(End title)
Performed by The Roches
Written by Terre Roche and David Roche
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A sweet, sweet movie
1 August 2005 | by MissPammySee all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies. Amy Irving shines as the hesitant young woman being wooed by the very appealing Peter Riegert, owner of a pickle store. Her delightful but meddlesome Jewish grandmother, whom she calls "Bubby," is worth watching all by herself and reminded me of my own equally feisty Greek grandmother. Irving lovingly interacts with Bubby but seems resistant to her well-meaning advice. Irving seems to know that Riegert is a nice guy but cannot get past his unglamorous profession. As the story unfolds, their would-be romance is complicated by a writer that Irving meets at the bookstore she works in. The writer, played by Jeroen Krabbe, represents the more glamorous literary lifestyle that Irving aspires to, casting a big shadow over the earnest pickle salesman. Comic relief is provided by the marriage broker, Mrs. Mandelbaum, who tries to get Irving and Riegert together. Keep the Alka-Seltzer handy, though; watching her eat is a horrifying experience. This is a movie I never tire of. Underlying the humor and the uncertain romance is the sense that these are good people and that the strength of family and tradition run deep.


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