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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 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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Taglines:

A funny movie about getting serious.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

The hot dog place that Izzy goes to on her birthday (where lady walks in and sings "Some Enchanted Evening") is Papaya King located at 179 E 86th Street, New York, NY 10028. 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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Connections

Referenced in Younger: Ladies Who Lust (2016) See more »

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Lieutenant Kije
Composed by Sergei Prokofiev
Arranged by Paul Chihara
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Excellent Love & Romance Story!
11 May 2005 | by beepo57See all my reviews

I found this movie years after it was out ... a real classic now for me. The characters are genuine ( I love Bubbie! )and very interesting. The music is a treat as well as I found myself singing to it, a montage of 80's music. The movie takes a few jabs at the narcissistic quirks of the artistic world and conflicting egos. There is a careful story plot around the conflict of "fame" versus "character" and Amy Irving's character slowly sees past the hype and notes the person. The matchmaker is a hoot! and makes a good compliment to the Grandmother. I was disappointed to see that this was the only movie for Bubbie (Reizl Bozyk) because she really is the glue that keeps the story going. Peter Riegert makes an excellent pickle man! One movie I can watch over and over!


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