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Husbands and Wives (1992)

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When their best friends announce that they're separating, a professor and his wife discover the faults in their own marriage.

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Woody Allen

Writer:

Woody Allen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Metropolis Nick Metropolis ... TV Scientist
Woody Allen ... Gabe Roth
Mia Farrow ... Judy Roth
Sydney Pollack ... Jack
Judy Davis ... Sally
Jeffrey Kurland ... Interviewer / Narrator (voice)
Bruce Jay Friedman Bruce Jay Friedman ... Peter Styles
Cristi Conaway ... Shawn Grainger
Timothy Jerome Timothy Jerome ... Paul
Rebecca Glenn Rebecca Glenn ... Gail
Juliette Lewis ... Rain
Galaxy Craze Galaxy Craze ... Harriet
Lysette Anthony ... Sam
Benno Schmidt Benno Schmidt ... Judy's Ex-Husband
John Doumanian John Doumanian ... Hamptons' Party Guests
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Storyline

When Jack and Sally announce that they're splitting up, this comes as a shock to their best friends Gabe and Judy. Maybe mostly because they also are drifting apart and are now being made aware of it. So while Jack and Sally try to go on and meet new people, the marriage of Gabe and Judy gets more and more strained, and they begin to find themselves being attracted to other people. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Maridos y esposas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,520,550, 20 September 1992

Gross USA:

$10,555,619

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,555,619
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (Mono)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to the TCMDb, Woody Allen's previous film, Shadows and Fog (1991), was "originally scheduled for release in the United Kingdom on October 23, 1992, but was pushed back to 1993, to make way for Allen's controversial Husbands and Wives (1992)." See more »

Goofs

Camera truck reflection visible on Sally's jeep as she goes to Paul's place. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
TV Scientist: [on TV] Einstein was then celebrating, uh, the seventieth birthday anniversary and there was a colloquium given for him. And he said, "God doesn't play dice with the universe".
Gabe: No. He just plays hide-and-seek.
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West Coast Blues
(1960)
Written by Wes Montgomery (as John L. {Wes} Montgomery)
Performed by Wes Montgomery (as John L. {Wes} Montgomery)
Courtesy of Fantasy, Inc.
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Allen's Most Mature Drama..
16 July 1999 | by Michael-204See all my reviews

This film, while rather amusing in some parts, is more or less a drama. Allen seems to have become more accepting of the "love fades" theme first presented in ANNIE HALL, and his characters seem to be a reflection of this maturity. The concepts of what love and marriage mean are dealt with in depth here, and there are no clear answers, of course. This provokes thought without being too sure of itself (who would expect that from Woody?)and provides a thoughtful examination of what makes love begin and last..or not.


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