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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Metropolis ... TV Scientist
... Gabe Roth
... Judy Roth
... Jack
... Sally
... Interviewer / Narrator (voice)
Bruce Jay Friedman ... Peter Styles
... Shawn Grainger
Timothy Jerome ... Paul
Rebecca Glenn ... Gail
... Rain
Galaxy Craze ... Harriet
... Sam
Benno Schmidt ... Judy's Ex-Husband
John Doumanian ... Hamptons' Party Guests
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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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18 September 1992 (USA)  »

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Maridos y esposas  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$10,555,619
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1.85 : 1
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According to the TCMDb, the picture's "U.S. release had been set to platform beginning September 23, 1992. However, due to publicity generated by the Farrow-Allen custody battle in August, TriStar opted to open the film (earlier) nationwide September 18, 1992." See more »

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

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[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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Referenced in Hack: Husbands and Wives (2002) See more »

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Makin' Whoopee
(1928)
Written by Walter Donaldson (music) & Gus Kahn (lyrics)
Performed by Bernie Leighton
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Entrapment in the "comédie humaine"
11 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

I have always been a fan of Woody Alan and this movie really expresses the essence of his personal and constant recurring confrontation with the meaning of life. His pursuit of a significant context in human relationships always drives him to the brink of madness as he realizes all too well that there is no basis for real values in a life cycle which is basically totally absurd.The dark shadow of the philosophy of despair is constantly present but often relieved by a delightful form of sarcastic humor. This movie is for people who know what it's all about and are conscious of the fact that we are all trapped in this the "comédie humaine". The acting is excellent with no flaws at all. Judy Davis is a sheer delight to watch and Juliette Lewis - fascinating as always - with her mixture of Lolita-like innocence, her girlish ways and sudden adult insights would be a dangerous temptress for any middle-aged guy.


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