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Alan & Naomi (1992)

PG | | Drama, Family | 31 January 1992 (USA)
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Set in the forties. A young Jewish boy is called on by his parents to help a young girl come out of her shell, imposed after she watched her father die at the hands of the Nazis.

Writers:

Myron Levoy (novel), Jordan Horowitz (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lukas Haas ... Alan Silverman
Vanessa Zaoui Vanessa Zaoui ... Naomi Kirschenbaum
Michael Gross ... Sol Silverman
Amy Aquino ... Ruth Silverman
Kevin Connolly ... Shaun Kelly
Zohra Lampert ... Mrs. Liebman
Victoria Christian ... Mrs. Kirschenbaum
Charlie Dow Charlie Dow ... Joe Condello
Randy Williams Randy Williams ... Ken Newman
Mary McMillan ... Mrs. Landley
Richard K. Olsen ... Finch
Stacey Moseley ... Gloria
Mark Fincannon ... Mr. Kirschenbaum
Becky Wyatt Becky Wyatt ... Norma
Derek Knott Derek Knott ... Larry Dennison
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Set in the forties. A young Jewish boy is called on by his parents to help a young girl come out of her shell, imposed after she watched her father die at the hands of the Nazis.

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Genres:

Drama | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alan E Naomi See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

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Gross USA:

$259,311
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Allied)
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After admitting to his parents that he was playing stickball instead of visiting Naomi on the fourth day, Alan throws himself face-up on the couch and puts a newspaper over his face while his shirttails, which are not tucked in, fall back revealing his stomach (at 0:33:39 on the Feature Films for Families version and again at 0:34:25). As his father comes to the couch Alan's shirttails are neatly arranged, covering his stomach and belt (at 0:34:36). See more »

Alternate Versions

In 2003 Feature Films for Families released an edited version of 'Alan & Naomi' on both VHS tape and DVD with a 92m:01s run time (despite "approx. 87 minutes" on the DVD case). A 28 second Feature Films for Families logo clip was added at the beginning as was a 5 second "CINAR Presents" screen, replacing the original "LEUCADIA FILM CORPORATION AND THE MALTESE COMPANIES Present" screen. Nothing was cut from the ending credits, but a 5 second CINAR logo clip and a 13 second Feature Films for Families screen were added after the original ending credits for a total of 51 seconds of video added, leaving 91m 10s of the original 95m 31s length. In general, Feature Films for Families edits out of the sound track and/or the frames any language, violence, or behavior that parents might find awkward to explain to their young children. See more »

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Haas Lifts This Teen Melodrama
27 March 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Normally, I wouldn't go for a movie centered around two young teens but this is well-done and one of the actors, Lukas Haas, is a veteran despite his age. (He was the little Amish boy in "Witness").

Haas is outstanding in here, particularly in conveying his feelings throughout the film. It's a story that could easily be trite or corny but winds up appealing with no unpleasant scenes overdone. That could have happened since the girl (Vanessa Zaoui) is a traumatized kid with several mental problems. Michael Gross and Amy Aquino, meanwhile, do a decent job of playing Jewish parents and it's nice to see a father portrayed in a positive light, for a change.

In summary, a good and somewhat underrated melodrama


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