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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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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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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Isabel (Amy Irving) is berating her grandmother about her job, she talks about calling Issac Bashevis Singer on his private phone number. Issac Bashevis Singer wrote "Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy," and Amy Irving played Haddass in Barbra Streisand's film version, Yentl. 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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Soundtracks

SHE'S GOING
Written and Performed by The Beat (as The English Beat)
Courtesy of IRS Records
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Charming story, charming stars
29 March 2005 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Izzy (Amy Irving) is a talented bookstore employee in New York City. Although it is a low paying position, she rubs elbows with some of the finest writers in the country, by setting up book talks. Despite her success, she is in her thirties and is not married. Izzy is fine with this but her Jewish grandmother is appalled that her sweet relative does not have a husband. Therefore, grandmother arranges for a matchmaker to search out some candidates for Izzy. The first one is a pickle vendor! What was grandma thinking?

This film, set partly in an old, traditional Jewish neighborhood in Manhattan, is a movie fan's delight. Irving, charming and pretty, sails right through her role with absolute believability. The rest of the cast is just perfect, including an early role for David Hyde Pierce. What a wonder, also, to get a glimpse of a preserved neighborhood, where time moves slowly. Those who adore romantic comedies must not put a viewing of this movie off any longer. Try catching it at the library or video store today.


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