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Enemies, A Love Story ()

Enemies: A Love Story (original title)
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A ghostwriter finds himself romantically involved with his current wife, a married woman and his long-vanished wife.

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  • Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations.
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Herman
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Tamara
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Masha
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Yadwiga (as Margaret Sophie Stein)
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Rabbi Lembeck
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Masha's Mother
Rita Karin ...
Mrs. Schreier
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Pesheles
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Yasha Kobik
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Leon Tortshiner
L.J. Dollinger ...
Reb Nissen Yaroslaver
Zypora Spaisman ...
Sheva Haddas
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Doctor
Burney Lieberman ...
Yom Kippur Cantor
Nathaniel Katzman ...
Wedding Cantor
Gayle Garfinkle ...
Mrs. Lembeck
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Mrs. Regal (as Shelley Goldstein)
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Benny
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Onlooker
Doris Gramovot ...
Yadwiga's Neighbor
Vera Miller ...
Masha's Neighbor
Shimon Aviel ...
Windbag
Jacob Greenbaum ...
Rabbi at Catskills
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Rabbi's Wife
Bobby Pierson ...
Rhumba Instructor
Edward Sebic ...
Fitness Instructor
Shirley Merovitz ...
Catskill Woman
Robin Bronfman ...
Catskill Woman
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Cabbie
Rummy Bishop ...
Waiter at Dairy Restaurant
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Man on Ladder
Kevin Fenlon ...
Desk Clerk
Maral Hassib ...
Hooker
Libby Owen ...
Cashier
Sam Sperber ...
Violinist
Tommy Canary ...
Cotton Candy Man
Terry Clark ...
Beach Acrobat
Wally Roberts ...
Barker
Joe Viviani ...
Newstand Vendor
Michael Dunetz ...
Customer
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Doorman
Marie-Adèle Lemieux ...
Baby Masha
Victoria Barkoff ...
Party Goer
Harvey Berger ...
Party Goer
Arthur Corber ...
Party Goer
Carolyn Davine ...
Party Goer
Norris Domingue ...
Party Goer
Harry Hill ...
Party Goer
Ilana Linden ...
Party Goer
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Nazi
Daniel Varga ...
Nazi
Joe Cazalet ...
Nazi
Helmut Stiebl ...
Nazi
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Nazi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Robinson ...
Ice Cream Man (uncredited)
Anthony Scavone ...
Diner Guest (uncredited)
Alex Thaler ...
Background Actor (uncredited)

Directed by

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Paul Mazursky

Written by

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Isaac Bashevis Singer ... (novel)
 
Roger L. Simon ... (screenplay) &
Paul Mazursky ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Pato Guzman ... co-producer
Paul Mazursky ... producer
James G. Robinson ... executive producer
Joe Roth ... executive producer
Elizabeth Sayre ... associate producer
Irby Smith ... co-producer

Music by

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Maurice Jarre

Cinematography by

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Fred Murphy

Film Editing by

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Stuart H. Pappé

Editorial Department

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Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
Jacqueline Carmody ... assistant editor (as Jakie Carmody)
Chip Cronkite ... assistant editor: New York (as Walter Cronkite III)
Moonstar Greene ... apprentice editor
Phil Hetos ... color timer
Paula McKee ... assistant editor
Lizette Nagy ... assistant editor (as Lisette Nagy)
Tracy Williams ... apprentice editor: New York

Casting By

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Rosina Bucci
Ellen Chenoweth

Production Design by

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Pato Guzman

Art Direction by

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Steven J. Jordan

Costume Design by

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Albert Wolsky

Makeup Department

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Steve Atha ... additional hair stylist: New York
Camille Belanger ... assistant makeup artist
Roy Bryson ... hair stylist: New York
Lori Cacace ... additional hair stylist: New York
Anthony Cortino ... key hair stylist
Réjean Forget ... assistant hair stylist
David Forrest ... key makeup artist
Manon Joly ... assistant hair stylist
Marie Jose Lopez ... assistant makeup artist (as Marie-Josée Lopez)
Lydia Milars ... key makeup artist
Constant Natale ... hair stylist
Peggy Nicholson ... additional hair stylist: New York
Marie-Lyne Normandin ... assistant hair stylist (as Marie L. Normandin)
Karen Reuter Fabbo ... additional makeup artist: New York
Cécile Rigault ... assistant makeup artist
Micheline Trépanier ... makeup artist
Nathalie Trépanier ... makeup artist: extras

Production Management

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Mychèle Boudrias ... unit production manager
Bernard Rodrigue ... unit manager
Irby Smith ... unit production manager
Lenny Vullo ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Normand Bourgie ... second assistant director
Henry Bronchtein ... first assistant director
Jill Frank ... additional second assistant director: New York
Anne Murphy ... second assistant director
Nina K. Noble ... second assistant director (as Nina Kostroff)

Art Department

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Gilles Aird ... key set dresser
Carl Aldana ... storyboard artist: New York
Tommy Allen ... property master: New York (as Thomas C. Allen)
John Alvin ... poster artist
Jean Aubé ... graphic artist
André Boisvert ... scenic painter
Dennis Bradford ... assistant art director: New York
Rejean Brochu ... constructor
Alain Brouillette ... swing gang
Simon Chamberland ... assistant property master
Jean Chassé ... swing gang
Philippe Chevalier ... set dresser
Jem Cohen ... prop assistant: New York
Stéphane Connolly ... swing gang
Marc Corriveau ... property master
Marc C. De Léry ... assistant property master
Frank DeCurtis ... set dresser: New York
Cathia Degre ... scenic painter (as Cathia Degré)
Anthony Dunne ... construction coordinator: New York
Josh Franklin ... construction production assistant
John Fredericks ... swing gang
Gerard J. Furey ... set builder
Anne Galéa ... set dresser
Christine Gardyasz ... prop buyer: New York
Alain Giguère ... scenic painter
Ted Glass ... set decorator: New York
John Grimolizzi ... set builder: New York
Brent Haywood ... key set builder: New York
Roberta J. Holinko ... art department intern (as Roberta Holinko)
Lane Hurwitz ... graphic artist: New York
Robin Koenig ... set dresser: New York
Aimee L'Espérance ... art department intern
Pierre L'Heureux ... carpenter
Étienne Lapointe-Proulx ... swing gang
Gilbert Leblanc ... carpenter
Mercédès Lemelin ... scenic painter
Denis Lemire ... swing gang
Doreen Libman ... assistant prop buyer
Glendon Light ... swing gang
Stephan McKenzie ... swing gang
Serge Nadon ... swing gang
Lise Pharand ... key props buyer
Louise Pilon ... assistant set dresser
Réal Proulx ... construction coordinator
Jean-Luc Reiher ... art department coordinator assistant
Scott Rosenstock ... lead set dresser
Mario Santini ... scenic painter
Salvatore Sirico ... set builder: New York
William Sohmer ... stand-by scenic artist: New York
Michele Sommer ... assistant property master: New York
Zachary Towbin ... shop production assistant
Richard A. Ventre ... master scenic artist: New York (as Richard Ventre)
Peter von Bartheld ... set dresser: New York (as Peter J.Von Bartheld)
Keith Wall ... set dresser
Tim Walton ... swing gang (as Tim K. Walton)

Sound Department

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Gary Alper ... sound mixer: New York
Roberta Alstadter ... foley recordist
Barbara Barnaby ... sound editor
Kevin Bartnof ... foley artist
Andy Bass ... assistant sound recording engineer
Bob Beemer ... foley mixer (as Robert Beemer)
Patrick Bietz ... sound editor
Allan Bromberg ... sound editor
Don Cohen ... sound mixer
William R. Easystone ... assistant sound recording engineer (as Bill Easystone)
Robin Harlan ... foley artist
Rick Kline ... re-recording mixer
Gregg Landaker ... re-recording mixer
Angie Luckey ... assistant sound editor
Steve Maslow ... re-recording mixer
Susan Mazzei ... assistant sound editor
Michele Perrone ... assistant adr editor (as Michelle Perone)
Gary Ritchie ... sound recordist (as Gary F. Ritchie)
Hank Salerno ... adr editor
Norman B. Schwartz ... post-production dialogue
Ronald Sinclair ... second adr editor
Mary Ruth Smith ... sound editor
John Stacy ... supervising sound editor
Marvin Walowitz ... sound editor
Rosemarie Wheeler ... assistant adr editor
David A. Whittaker ... supervising sound editor
Karen G. Wilson ... sound editor (as Karen Wilson)
Eric Zimmer ... boom operator

Special Effects by

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David H. Allen ... special effects: New York (as David Allen)
Shirley Belwood ... special effects: New York (as Shirley Bellwood)
Russell Berg ... special effects coordinator: New York
Yvon Charbonneau ... special effects assistant
Paul A. Ennist ... special effects: New York
Jacques Godbout ... special effects coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Erich Augenstein ... grip: New York
Sylvain Bergevin ... electrician
Michel Bernier ... focus puller
John Berrie ... director of photography: second camera
Yvon Boudrias ... pre-rigging grip
Stephen S. Campanelli ... steadicam operator (as Steve Campanelli)
Michel Canuel ... generator operator
Lise Carrière ... grip
Archangelo V. Ciotti ... grip: New York (as Archangelo Ciotti)
Ralph G. Crowley ... electrician: New York
Nick Cupkovic ... electrician: New York
Stéphane de Ernsted ... best boy grip
Yves Drapeau ... first assistant camera
Christian Duguay ... Steadicam operator
Gilles Fortier ... best boy electric
Jacques Fortier ... gaffer
Jacques Gauthier ... rigging electrician
Michel Girard ... focus puller
Serge Grenier ... key grip
René Guillard ... additional electrician
Maral Hassib ... electrician (as Manal Hassib)
Patrice Houx ... additional electrician
Larry Huston ... steadicam assistant: New York
Karol Ike ... director of photography: second camera (as Carol Ike)
John Inwood ... electrician: New York
Robert A. Jackson ... grip: New York
Jenny Kane ... electrician: New York
Tom Kudlek ... dolly grip: New York
Michael Libman ... video assist operator
Eric Liebowitz ... still photographer
Todd MacNicholl ... rigging grip: New York
Constantine Makris ... camera operator
Renaud Mathieu ... rigging grip
Gilles Mayer ... rigging electrician
Paul Merwin ... electrician: New York
Yves Ouimet ... pre-rigging grip
Frank Perl ... assistant camera
Rick Raphael ... steadicam operator: New York (as Frederick R. Raphael)
John Raugalis ... rigging gaffer: New York (as John Rugalis)
Dominique Ricard ... second assistant camera
Karl Schurman ... gaffer: New York
Daniel Schwartzberg ... additional electrician
Takashi Seida ... still photographer
Dustin Smith ... key grip
Tim Smythe ... grip: New York
André Tisseur ... grip
Derrick Tseng ... electrician: New York
Will van Hazel ... second assistant camera: New York
Paul Volo ... best boy grip: New York
Scott Williams ... best boy electric
David J. Woods ... video playback operator (as David Woods)

Casting Department

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Jill Greenberg ... casting assistant: New York
Joy Todd ... extras casting: New York

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Fabienne April ... extras wardrobe mistress
Blanche-Danielle Boileau ... wardrobe coordinator
Helen P. Butler ... costumer / wardrobe
Mario Davignon ... wardrobe master
Manon DeGagne ... seamstress
Louise Desfosses ... seamstress
Kevin P. Faherty ... wardrobe supervisor: New York
Hope Hanafin ... assistant costume designer
Marie McLaughlin ... wardrobe dresser
Roseann Milano ... wardrobe supervisor
Marcia Patten ... assistant wardrobe: New York
Lyse Pomerleau ... wardrobe dresser
Enrica Ponzini ... seamstress
John Stowe ... key wardrobe dresser

Location Management

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Bobby Caravella ... location coordinator: New York
Catherine Dawe ... assistant location manager
Susan Fazekas ... location manager: New York
Gemma Maver ... location assistant: New York
Michelle Minyon ... location assistant
Carole Mondello ... location manager

Music Department

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Michael Boddicker ... musician: synthesizer
Dan Carlin Sr. ... music editor
Patricia Carlin ... assistant music editor
Giora Feidman ... soloist
Robert Fernandez ... scoring mixer
Maria Newman ... musician
Patrick Russ ... orchestrator

Script and Continuity Department

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Marie La Haye ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Daniel Auclair ... driver
Fernand Boudrias ... picture vehicle coordinator
Michael Hyde ... teamster captain: New York
Robert 'Bull' Maher ... transportation coordinator: New York (as Robert Maher)

Additional Crew

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Jami Abell ... assistant: Joe Roth
Martha Appel ... production assistant
Sylvie Boily ... production secretary
Michel Bolduc ... production assistant
Johanne Boudreau ... production assistant
Christian Chabot ... production assistant
James Ellis Deakins ... script supervisor: New York (as James Ellis)
Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer
Christian Fluet ... office clerk / production staff
Jennifer Gruskoff ... production assistant
Gail Haigh ... production administrator
Linda Hebert ... production secretary (as Linda Hébert)
Steeve Henry ... production assistant
Vic Heutschy ... publicist
Ty Inwood ... production assistant
Gordon A. Jacoby ... dialect coach
Neco Jones ... production assistant
Sheldon Katz ... production controller
Shannon Kesey Smith ... assistant to co-producer
Rob Lowenthal ... production assistant
Maria Marini ... assistant accountant: New York (as Maria A. Marini)
Benoît Mathieu ... assistant unit manager
Catherine Marie McDonald ... key production assistant: New York (as Catherine M. McDonald)
Ken Meyer ... dialect coach
Laila Nabulsi ... assistant: Ms. Huston
Robert Packwood ... production assistant
Lili Partheniou ... production accountant (as Lily Partheniou)
Sharon Perl-Collins ... production accountant: New York (as Sharon S. Perl)
Lise Quesnel ... assistant to production manager
Clément Renaud ... craft service
Juan Ros ... set production assistant
Allan J. Ross ... stand-in
Josephine Sberna ... craft service
Jon C. Scheide ... production assistant (as Jon Scheide)
Joseph M. Setele ... parking coordinator (as Joseph Setele)
Ray Simm ... auditor (as Raymond Simm)
Valerie Simon ... set production assistant
Jill Sprecher ... production coordinator: New York
Karen Sprecher ... office production assistant
Michelle Therrien ... stand-in
Jon Turtle ... financier
David H. Venghaus Jr. ... production assistant (as David Venghaus)
Janet M. West ... assistant: James G. Robinson (as Janet West)
Dianne E. Collins ... publicist: M/S Billings Publicity Ltd. (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Set in 1949 New York, a Holocaust survivor who makes a living as a ghostwriter for a Jewish rabbi, finds himself involved with three women - his current wife, a passionate affair with a married woman, and his long-vanished wife whom he thought was killed during the war and suddenly reappears. The film concentrates on the views of the Jewish survivors, who no longer abide by religious morales and question a God who could let the Holocaust occur. Written by John Sacksteder

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Taglines The war was over. But can there ever be peace for a man with three wives? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Enemies, A Love Story (United States)
  • Enemies, a Love Story (Canada, English title)
  • Enemies, A Love Story (United Kingdom)
  • Ennemies: une histoire d'amour (France)
  • Enemigos, a love story (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 119 min
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Box Office

Budget $9,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia After the screenplay had been completed, the Disney studio put the project into turnaround, then after this, every major Hollywood studio turned it down. Writer-director Paul Mazursky declared that the various movie studios thought the story was "too Jewish". See more »
Movie Connections Featured in She-Devil/Driving Miss Daisy/War of the Roses/Glory/Enemies: A Love Story (1989). See more »
Soundtracks Sunny Side Of The Street See more »
Quotes Tamara: Don't worry. She won't divorce you. If she does, you can always go to the other one. She throws you out too -- you can come to me.
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