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Jake's Women (1996)

Jake is a writer. He is married to Maggie, but his marriage is in trouble. He cannot stop thinking about other women in his life, characters he invents conversations with. He is constantly ... See full summary »

Director:

Glenn Jordan

Writers:

Neil Simon (play), Neil Simon (teleplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alan Alda ... Jake
Anne Archer ... Maggie
Lolita Davidovich ... Sheila
Julie Kavner ... Karen
Mira Sorvino ... Julie
Joyce Van Patten ... Edith
Kimberly Williams-Paisley ... Molly (as Kimberly Williams)
Ashley Peldon ... Young Molly
Perry Anzilotti ... Waiter
Aasif Mandvi ... Driver
Steven M. Porter ... Hal
Yul Vazquez ... Luigi
Hynden Walch ... Waitress
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Storyline

Jake is a writer. He is married to Maggie, but his marriage is in trouble. He cannot stop thinking about other women in his life, characters he invents conversations with. He is constantly talking to: his deceased wife Julie, his daughter Molly, his sister Karen, and his psychiatrist Edith. All he does is have imaginary conversations with real people that are at the moment out of his life. Maggie cannot stand his mind wandering off all the time and decides to separate for six months and at the end of six months they will decide whether or not to remain together. Jake has a few girl friends, but spends the six months, while waiting for Maggie, only talking to these imaginary people, and a few times to real people. Written by Rosemea D.S. MacPherson

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jakes Frauen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This tele-movie was made and released about four years after its source play of the same name by Neil Simon was first performed in 1992. The Broadway production of "Jake's Women" opened at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York on 24th March 1992 and ran for 245 performances until the 25th October 1992. Joyce Van Patten and Alan Alda reprized their stage roles in this filmed version, the latter had been Best Actor Tony Award nominated for his Broadway performance. The play's setting is described in the play's intro as being "In Jake's apartment in Soho and in his mind". See more »

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References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

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Oh, Lady Be Good
Written by Ira Gershwin and George Gershwin
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One of the best movies ever, hands down.
11 August 1999 | by xander91See all my reviews

My wife and I were watching tv and flipping the stations until we saw a tv movie beginning on cbs called Jake's Women. Keep in mind that I dislike made for television movies as much as going to the dentist or repeating my senior year in college. TV movies are horrible. However, as with life, there are exceptions to everything. Jake's Women is the best TV movie EVER made. The acting level is so high, we were amazed. If you ever have the chance to see this, do it. You will be so surprised. We were. This is one of the best movies ever made.


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