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Just 45 Minutes from Broadway (2012)

R | | Drama | 17 October 2012 (USA)
The story involves the Isaacs, a group of theater actors inhabiting a country home in Westchester County, New York. Present are patriarch George "Grisha" Isaacs (Jack Heller), his wife ... See full summary »


Henry Jaglom


Henry Jaglom
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tanna Frederick ... Panda Isaacs
Judd Nelson ... Jimmy D'Angelo
Jack Heller ... George Isaacs
Diane Salinger ... Vivien Cooper Isaacs (as Diane Louis Salinger)
David Proval ... Larry Cooper
Julie Davis ... Betsy Isaacs
Harriet Schock ... Sally Brooks
Mary Crosby ... Sharon Cooper
Michael Emil Michael Emil ... Misha Isaacs
Simon Orson Jaglom Simon Orson Jaglom ... Willy Lewis (as Simon Jaglom)
Sabrina Jaglom ... Judy Cooper
Jack Quaid ... Danny
Peter Townend ... Uncle Barry Lewis (as P.T. Townend)
Eliza Roberts ... Aunt Kit
Linda Carson Linda Carson ... Aunt Karla


The story involves the Isaacs, a group of theater actors inhabiting a country home in Westchester County, New York. Present are patriarch George "Grisha" Isaacs (Jack Heller), his wife Vivien Cooper Isaacs (Diane Salinger), Vivien's brother Larry Cooper (David Proval), and family house guest Sally Brooks (Harriet Schock). As the tale opens, Grisha and Vivien's neurotic daughter, Pandora (Tanna Frederick) arrives from Manhattan on the heels of a painful and messy breakup. Her ex-boyfriend was an emotionally constipated jerk who couldn't deal with her vulnerabilities and problems. Though Pandora adores her family, their chosen profession, and the emotionally-liberated lifestyle that it engenders, she also grapples with a tense, troubled relationship with her older sister Betsy (Julie Davis); an icy, controlled businesswoman and former stage actress who has distanced herself from this eccentric family of artists. Betsy turns up for a visit not long after Panda arrives, this time with her... Written by Larry B.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language

Did You Know?


David Proval plays an unsuccessful character-actor, and he mentions never making it big like Robert De Niro. In real life, Proval co-starred alongside De Niro in Mean Streets. See more »


In the final living room scene, Pandora's outfit keeps changing from a dark gray sweatshirt to a sleeveless, light blue dress. See more »


Give My Regards to Broadway
Written by George M. Cohan
Performed by Al Jolson
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Do not be afraid to see this movie
9 January 2013 | by eyeforbeautySee all my reviews

I'm not sure why this movie has received such universal abuse from reviewers.

Admittedly, it's not as inspired as some past Jaglom offerings (certainly not as inspired as "Hollywood Dreams", which I absolutely loved), but on a moment-by-moment basis it is certainly interesting and colorful enough to be worthwhile--contrary to what reviewers would have their readers believe.

I'm even more puzzled by how reviewers seem to have taken to bleating in unison that Jaglom has all along turned out nothing but tiresome nonsense.

Have they seriously forgotten such marvels as "Tracks", "New Year's Day", "Venice/Venice", "Last Summer in the Hamptons", and (the aforementioned) "Hollywood Dreams"?

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Release Date:

17 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

45 Minutes from Broadway See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,899, 7 October 2012

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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