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Husbands and Wives - 1992

Maris et femmes
Ehemãnner und Ehefrauen
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Run Time: 108 minutes

Film Synopsis

One of Allen's deliberately nervous and unstrung films, Husbands and Wives appeared just as his real-life break-up with Mia Fallow transpired. Allen considers the movie as an example of one that successfully moves from the written story to the cinema. The movie is framed around a mockumentary film that tells the story of two married couples, Jack and Sally, and Gabe and Judy.

He also combines this dissonant with a complete absence of movie making niceties - he starts and stops at will, the characters face in arbitrary directions, all of which creates a raw quality. Although some movie viewers founds the constant movement difficult to watch.

Jack and Sally stun their good friends Gabe and Judy when they tell them they are are divorcing. The news sends Gabe and Judy's relationship into a tailspin, and they must deal with their own separation.

Are Jack and Sally too alike or too different Gabe and Judy?

Main Cast

  • Nick Metropolis .... TV Scientist
  • Woody Allen .... Gabe Roth
  • Mia Farrow .... Judy Roth
  • Sydney Pollack .... Jack
  • Judy Davis .... Sally
  • Jeffrey Kurland .... Interviewer/Narrator
  • Bruce Jay Friedman .... Peter Styles
  • Cristi Conaway .... Shawn Grainger
  • Timothy Jerome .... Paul
  • Rebecca Glenn .... Gail
  • Juliette Lewis .... Rain
  • Galaxy Craze .... Harriet
  • Lysette Anthony .... Sam
  • Benno Schmidt .... Judy's Ex-Husband
  • John Doumanian .... Hamptons Party Guest

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Film Remarks

In 1992, Woody Allen and Mia Farrow -- heretofore the Lunt and Fontaine of Hollywood on the Hudson -- went public with a media-saturated battle over Allen's affair with Farrow's adopted daughter. Only a few months later, Allen released this film, starring himself and Farrow acting out a virtually identical plot line: an unhappy marriage begins to crumble when the husband strays with a much younger woman (in this case, one of his students, played by Juliette Lewis). It turned out to be one of Allen's most lacerating comedies, a story about the fragility of relationships and the foolishness of older men seeking to recapture their youth with younger women. It features strong performances by Judy Davis, Liam Neeson, and director Sydney Pollack, as a friend of Allen's who chucks his longtime wife for an aerobics instructor, thus planting seeds of marital dissolution in all of his friends' heads. Husbands and Wives provided an uncanny peek into Allen's image of himself and his personal life, despite all of his protestations to the contrary.

--Marshall Fine of Amazon.com

Husbands and Wives Movie Trivia & Awards

Many fans know that much of the movie was filmed around Columbia University. But did you also know....


Budget: $20m (USA)

$10.555m (USA)
Production Dates: 1991 - 1992
Release Date: September 14, 1992 (Toronto Film Festival), September 18, 1992 Canada), September 18, 1992 (USA), December 2, 1992 (France), December 18, 1992 (Sweeden), December 25, 1992 (Finland), October 22, 1992 (Australia)

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