Woody Allen spent most of the 1980s and '90s veering between comedy and drama, and he rarely combined the two with greater success than in Crimes and Misdemeanors, in which he weaved together two stories, one deadly serious, one often funny, both ending in sadness. Martin Landau plays Dr. Judah Rosenthal, a prominent ophthalmologist with a ...
Woody Allen spent most of the 1980s and '90s veering between comedy and drama, and he rarely combined the two with greater success than in Crimes and Misdemeanors, in which he weaved together two stories, one deadly serious, one often funny, both ending in sadness. Martin Landau plays Dr. Judah Rosenthal, a prominent ophthalmologist with a successful practice, a loving family, and a reputation for generous charity work. But Rosenthal also has a secret: his mistress, Dolores (Anjelica Huston). What began as a casual fling has become uncomfortably intimate, and as he tries to break off the relationship, Dolores threatens to expose his infidelity to his wife and some unorthodox financial arrangements to his colleagues. Fearful that Dolores will make good on her threats, Judah confesses his secret to his brother Jack (Jerry Orbach), who has ties to organized crime and offers to "make the problem go away." Meanwhile, Cliff Stern (Woody Allen) is a filmmaker working on his pet project, a documentary about philosopher Prof. Louis Levy (Martin Bergmann). However, films about philosophers don't pay the rent, so Cliff's wife Wendy (Joanna Gleason) arranges for him to make a documentary for public television about her brother Lester (Alan Alda), a famous TV comedian whose vapidity is exceeded only by his arrogance. While Cliff tries to bite the bullet and finish the film, he finds himself falling in love with PBS producer Halley Reed (Mia Farrow). Mark Deming, Rovi
Martin Landau, Woody Allen, Bill. Good. 1989 Run time: 104. We have 1.5 million books to choose from--Ship within 24 hours--Satisfaction Guaranteed! We have 1.5 million books to choose from--Ship within 48 hours--Satisfaction Guaranteed!
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Martin Landau, Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Alan Alda, Anjelica Huston, Jerry Orbach, Sam Waterston. Fine in fine packaging. Originally released: 1989. Language: English. Run time: 104 mins. (m85) VHS movie is ex-video club copy in excellent cond, with box in excellent cond inside a hard plastic case.
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I consider this Woody's best dramatization of human nature. The cast's character personas show us realistic behaviors by their compromises, which serve their own interests, despite their moral and ethical education, this society's laws and countless role models thru out their lives. These personas can muse, pontificate, and pose, but in the reality of their choices, they, and we, still seek to avoid any payment for our crimes and misdemeanors. The professionalism of the actors was meticulous.