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Crisis in Six Scenes 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (2016)
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Crisis in Six Scenes is a comedy that takes place in the 1960's during turbulent times in the United States and a middle class suburban family is visited by a guest who turns their household completely upside down.

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Woody Allen
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Series cast summary:
Woody Allen ...  Sidney J. Munsinger 6 episodes, 2016
Miley Cyrus ...  Lennie Dale 6 episodes, 2016
Elaine May ...  Kay Munsinger 6 episodes, 2016
John Magaro ...  Alan Brockman 5 episodes, 2016
Rachel Brosnahan ...  Ellie 4 episodes, 2016
Joy Behar ...  Ann 3 episodes, 2016
Mary Boyer ...  Linda 3 episodes, 2016
Marylouise Burke ...  Lucy 3 episodes, 2016
Margaret Goodman ...  Helen 3 episodes, 2016
Julie Halston ...  Roz 3 episodes, 2016
Sondra James ...  Rita 3 episodes, 2016
Margaret Ladd ...  Gail 3 episodes, 2016
Rebecca Schull ...  Rose 3 episodes, 2016
Mary Shultz ...  Andy 3 episodes, 2016
Barbara Singer ...  Carol 3 episodes, 2016
Becky Ann Baker ...  Lee 2 episodes, 2016
Lewis Black ...  Al 2 episodes, 2016
Gad Elmaleh ...  Moe 2 episodes, 2016
Steve Mellor Steve Mellor ...  Narrator 2 episodes, 2016
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Crisis in Six Scenes is a comedy that takes place in the 1960's during turbulent times in the United States and a middle class suburban family is visited by a guest who turns their household completely upside down.

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Amazon Originals

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USA

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English

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30 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Crisi in sei scene See more »

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At Cannes in May 2016, Woody Allen called his decision to make this series "a catastrophic mistake". He explained this was because he was "struggling with it at home. I never should have gotten into it. I thought it was going to be easy. You do a movie and it's a big long thing; to do six half-hours you'd think would be a cinch. But it's not. It's very, very hard." See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Miley Cyrus (2016) See more »

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Back to the Sixties - Nostalgia and Roots - Essential Allen Comedy
28 November 2016 | by jayraskin1See all my reviews

Harsh critic reviews keep me from watching this for almost two months. As usual the mass of critics were wrong and I totally enjoyed the two and a half hours I spent binge-watching this on the day after Thanksgiving. By the way, Elaine May's "Ishtar" is another movie the mass of critics were totally wrong about. Trust me, it was hilarious - see it).

I felt that this was very much like some of Allen's early movie efforts from the 1960s and 1970s like "Take the Money and Run" "Bananas" and "Love and Death" where plot took a backseat to absurd and ridiculous one-liners and dialogues.

For example:

Lenny (Miley Cyrus): I don't dislike you, its just everything that you stand for.

Sidney: God's going to punish us in this. Kay: God's not going to punish you, you're an atheist. Sidney: But if I'm wrong we're in big trouble.

Kay: Chairman Mao say "Death's certain, life unpredictable." Sidney: He got that from Charlie Chan.

If you're familiar with early Woody Allen, watch this and see the amazing continuity. If you are unfamiliar, watch this and then get DVDs of "Bananas," "Take the Money and Run" and "Love and Death." You will see what a rich source of material the 1960s youth rebellion offered for sharp comedians of the time.

Miley Cyrus is terrific and Woody Allen is Woody Allen and Elaine May is Elaine May. That should be enough of a recommendation. After you see it, come back here and write a great review of it.


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