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This comedy filled with much Jewish humor is about the widows Doris, Ester and Lucille, whose husbands die one after another in just a few years. Even though the three friends, all in their... See more »

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Esther Moskowitz
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Doris Silverman
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Lucille Rubin
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Ben Katz
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Selma
Jeff Howell ...
Paul
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Jessica
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John
Alan Manson ...
Abe Silverman
Sam Schwartz ...
Irving Jacobs
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Rabbi
Gene Ray ...
Photographer
Allan Pinsker ...
Mel
Alice Eisner ...
Rene
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Al
Robert Marinaccio ...
Caretaker
Ben Tatar ...
Man
Glen Z. Gress ...
Maitre D
Roger Serbagi ...
Bill
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Morty
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Larry
Louis Guss ...
Ed Bonfigliano
Irma St. Paule ...
Theresa
Therese Courtney ...
Nita
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Judge
E. Matthew Yavne ...
Cantor
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Customer (as Brett James Kennedy)
Kathryn Fisher ...
Second Customer
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Detective (as Sean E. Markland)
Etta Cox ...
Singer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Amen ...
Hotel Visitor (uncredited)
David Barckhoff ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
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Guy at Bar (uncredited)
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Carnival Kid (uncredited)
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Esther's Daughter (uncredited)
Jason Menz ...
Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)
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Wedding Guest / Shopper (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
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Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Eric Rasmussen ...
Funeral Mourner (uncredited)

Directed by

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Bill Duke

Written by

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Ivan Menchell ... (play)
 
Ivan Menchell ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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David Brown ... producer
Eva Fryer ... associate producer
Howard Hurst ... executive producer
Sophie Hurst ... producer
David Manson ... executive producer
Bonnie Palef ... producer
Philip Rose ... executive producer
Cyrus Yavneh ... associate producer

Music by

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Elmer Bernstein

Cinematography by

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Steven Poster

Film Editing by

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John Carter

Editorial Department

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Jeff Bradley ... assistant editor
Bob Kaiser ... color timer (as Robert Kaiser)
Kevin Lindstrom ... first assistant editor
Theresa Repola Mohammed ... negative cutter

Casting By

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Terry Liebling

Production Design by

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Maher Ahmad

Art Direction by

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Nicklas Farrantello

Set Decoration by

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Gene Serdena

Costume Design by

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Hilary Rosenfeld

Makeup Department

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Alyce Banny ... hair stylist: Ms. Kazan
Tom Brumberger ... makeup artist: Ms. Dukakis
Bonnie Clevering ... key hair stylist
Philip Ivey ... hair stylist
Frances A. Kolar ... makeup artist: Ms. Ladd (as Frances Kolar)
Paul LeBlanc ... hair stylist: Ms. Burstyn
Debbie Zoller ... makeup artist: Mr. Aiello (as Deborah Zoller)
Rosemary Zurlo ... key makeup artist (as Rosemarie Zurlo)

Production Management

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Eva Fryer ... unit production manager
Bob Johnston ... production supervisor
Miguel Ángel Poveda ... post-production supervisor
Cyrus Yavneh ... unit production manager
Angel Pine ... Post Production Executive (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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David Eric Chapman ... second assistant director
Warren Gray ... first assistant director (as Warren D. Gray)
Babu Subramaniam 'T.R.' ... second assistant director (as Babu Subramaniam)

Art Department

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John Balling ... key scenic
Kathryn A. Borland ... stand-by painter (as Kathryn Borland)
Doug DuRose ... assistant props
Sean Everett ... property master (as Sean E. Markland)
Michael Hanley ... draftsman / set designer
Jeffrey Paul Johnson ... lead man
Kenneth J. Kellers ... set dresser
Buster Pile ... construction coordinator (as Eugene 'Buster' Pile)
Gregory Puchalski ... set dresser / signwriter
Amy Shaff ... on-set dresser
Christian Stavrakis ... set dresser (as Chris Stavrakis)
Louis P. Taylor ... construction coordinator
Joseph Waterkotte ... construction foreman (as Joseph A. Waterkotte)
Robert Buncher ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Smith Harper Hutchings ... scenic artist (uncredited)
D.W. Kann ... third assistant props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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John K. Adams ... sound effects supervisor
Willie D. Burton ... sound mixer (as Willie Burton)
T.W. Davis ... adr supervisor / foley supervisor
Jed M. Dodge ... adr editor / dialogue editor
Catherine Harper ... foley artist
Ossama Khuluki ... foley artist
Marvin E. Lewis ... boom operator (as Marvin Lewis)
Donald Murray ... dialogue supervisor
Phillip Seretti ... re-recording mixer / sound supervisor
Peter Waggoner ... adr recordist: New York
Deborah Wallach ... adr supervisor: New York
Janja Vujovich ... post-production sound coordinator (uncredited)

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Sam Barkin ... special effects

Stunts

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Greg Wayne Elam ... stunt coordinator (as Greg Elam)
Jamie Johnson ... stunts
Don Picard ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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David A. Cook ... rigging gaffer
Adger W. Cowans ... still photographer
Kenny Davis ... dolly grip (as Kenneth Davis)
Tom Durkin ... best boy
Kurt Dale Hartman ... company grip
Dustin A. Huber ... best boy (as Dustin Huber)
Joshua Lee Huber ... rigging electrician (as Joshua Huber)
John Koester ... camera operator (as John C. Koester)
George Kohut ... camera operator
Norman G. Langley ... second assistant camera
Michael Meinardus ... Steadicam operator (as Michael Gary Meinardus)
Mike Moyer ... chief lighting technician (as Mike G. Moyer)
Heather Page ... first assistant camera: second camera
Norman Parker ... first assistant camera
Michael G. Riba ... additional first assistant camera
David Richert ... second assistant camera (as David W. Richert)
Rich Schutte ... additional first assistant camera (as Richard K. Schutte)
Scott Short ... rigging grip
Todd M. Short ... key grip (as Todd Michael Short)
Pernell Youngblood Tyus ... second camera operator (as Pernell Tyus)
Bobby Vercruse ... chief lighting technician (as Robert Vercruse)
Pat Dames ... grip (uncredited)
Harry Greenberger ... film loader (uncredited)
Jon D. Morrison ... set lighting electrician (uncredited)
Brent Peelor ... grip (uncredited)
Brian Powers ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Barbara Harris ... adr voice casting
Canice Kennedy ... casting: Pittsburgh
Nancy Mosser ... extras casting
Roy M. Rosenbluth ... casting coordinator
J. Ben Sykes ... casting assistant
Julie Matthews ... casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Kathy Bird ... costumer (as Kathryn Bird)
Mark Burchard ... wardrobe supervisor
Mary Lou Byrd ... wardrobe supervisor
Kathy Kiatta ... costumer

Location Management

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Lys Hopper ... assistant location manager
Karen F. Hoyson ... assistant location manager
Lauri Pitkus ... location manager
Matthew Sirianni ... location assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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Kathy Durning ... music editor
Sidney James ... music production coordinator
Patrick Russ ... orchestrator
Sue Sherlock ... assistant music editor
Matt Walker ... music executive (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Paul Davis ... transportation co-captain (as Paul D. Davis)
Russell Davis ... transportation captain
'Wild Bill' Laczko ... driver
A. Welch Lambeth ... transportation coordinator
Mark Brown ... driver: production van (uncredited)

Other crew

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David M. Baron ... technical advisor (as Rabbi David M. Baron)
Elizabeth S. Barton ... script supervisor (as Elizabeth Barton)
Michael Beaudin ... second assistant accountant
Elliott Boswell ... craft service
Marshall Brickman ... production consultant
Denise Carole ... production assistant (as Denise Perry)
Chanel ... production assistant
Joan Marie Churchill ... assistant: Mr. Manson (as Joan Churchill)
Stanley Bennett Clay ... adr voice group
David Coburn ... adr voice group
Marque E. DeVeaux ... production assistant
Eric Dilucente ... production assistant
Lorene M. Duran ... assistant production coordinator
Jim Emswiller ... video (as James W. Emswiller)
Deborah Fallender ... adr voice group
Greg Finley ... adr voice group
Donna Glasser-Hancock ... production accountant (as Donna Glasser)
Jane Harrison ... first assistant accountant
Rosanna Huffman ... adr voice group
Amy B. Hughes ... production assistant (as Amy Hughes)
Walter Jacob ... technical advisor (as Rabbi Walter Jacob)
Harvey Jason ... adr voice group
Jim Juvonen ... assistant: Mr. Manson
Sandra Katz ... assistant: Ms. palef
Donna L. Kinsler ... assistant: Mr. Duke
Sergio Lopez-Rivera ... assistant: Mr. Duke
Gillian McManus ... production coordinator
Margery Nelson ... adr voice group
Grace O'Reilly ... assistant: Mr. Brown
Greg Olszewski ... production assistant
Debra F. Pine ... technical advisor (as Rabbi Debra F. Pine)
Sharron Reynolds ... script supervisor
Erica Spano ... production assistant
Susan Steinlauf-Pascal ... publicist (as Susan Steinlauf)
Ron Tassone ... choreographer
Ron Stacker Thompson ... production associate
Don Wadsworth ... dialect coach
Mimi Wyeth ... production assistant
E. Matthew Yavne ... technical advisor (as Cantor Emanuel Matthew Yavne)
Evan Yavne ... production assistant
Murray Yavner ... technical advisor (as Cantor Murray Yavner)
John W. Iwanonkiw ... stand-in (uncredited)
Diana Osberg ... stand-in: Esther Moskowitz (uncredited)
Gina Priano ... stand-in: Christina Ricci (uncredited)
Steven Tyler Sahlein ... post production coordinator (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

This comedy filled with much Jewish humor is about the widows Doris, Ester and Lucille, whose husbands die one after another in just a few years. Even though the three friends, all in their 50's, react quite differently on their husbands deaths they become even closer than what they were as couples. They frequently visit their husband's graves together and talk about perspective lives. Written by Tom Zoerner

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Also Known As
  • Die sieben besten Jahre (Germany)
  • A vivir que son dos días (Spain)
  • Stowarzyszenie wdów (Poland)
  • Les veuves joyeuses (Canada, French title)
  • Özvegyek klubja (Hungary)
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  • 106 min
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Trivia The music store used for Moskowitz Music is called Spratt Music, and it is outside of Pittsburgh, in Brentwood, PA. The Moskowitz sign created for the movie is still displayed in the window of the store as of 2000. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1/The Cemetery Club/Sommersby/The Vanishing/Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993). See more »
Soundtracks For Sentimental Reasons See more »
Quotes Doris Silverman: Thank you - and you have a nice trip back to planet Earth.
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