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Jerry Falk is an aspiring writer in New York, who falls in love at first sight with a free-spirited young woman named Amanda. Jerry has heard the phrase that life is like "anything else," but he soon finds that life with the unpredictable Amanda isn''t like anything else at all.
Val Waxman is a two-time Oscar winner turned washed-up, neurotic director in desperate need of a comeback. His last film was a hit in Europe but bombs in America, and he is considered to be past it. However, his girlfriend convinces studio bosses to let him make a film about old-time Hollywood. When the opportunity comes, Waxman finds himself backed into a corner--work for his ex-wife Ellie who dumped him for the studio head bankrolling the picture; or forfeit his last shot at forwarding his career, and avoid a painful reconnect. Is Val blinded by love when he opts for the reconnect? Is love blind when it comes to Ellie''s staunch support? Literally and figuratively, the proof is in the picture.
In 1940, CW Briggs is the top insurance investigator in New York--or so he keeps telling the firm''s new efficiency expert, Betty Ann Fitzgerald. Briggs prides himself on being able to crack any insurance caper by getting into the mind of the thief, but now, thanks to the hypnotic powers of the Jade Scorpion, the mind of a thief is getting into Briggs.
Ray Winkler is a meek, addle-brained ex-convict who decides to rob a bank to support the spending habits of his ex-stripper, New Jersey wife, Frenchy. To do so, Ray and his inept accomplices, Denny, Benny and Tommy, rent a vacant store next to a bank and set up a false storefront with the hopes of tunneling from the basement into the bank. While they bumble below ground trying to avoid water mains and other subterranean hazards, Frenchy turns the store upstairs into a thriving cookie shop. Suddenly the Winkers find themselves richer than they could ever imagine and rising up the social ladder at a speed that does not quite fit their tastes.
Emmet Ray, according to himself, was the greatest jazz guitarist of the 1920s and 1930s. At least in New York, anyway. Although Ray certainly had a signature style and a melodic skill, those who knew Ray best admit that perhaps he was best known in his extra-musical roles -- as a pimp and a kleptoma
Lee Simon, a journalist, has just split up with his insecure wife Robin. He launches into a series of sexual escapades that include a film star, a supermodel and an aspiring actress. Meanwhile, Robin considers plastic surgery and imagines a life on her own. However, both eventually find love again:
Harry Block, despite the onset of middle age, has never really grown up. He has established a reputation as a novelist but has already spent his latest advance from his publisher without writing a word of his latest book. He''s had three wives and thinks he is sex-obsessed (having seen several therapists--one of whom he married--to analyze the problem). He is currently on his way to Adair College to receive a life achievement award but is nervous and needs company. Trouble is, Harry''s latest girlfriend Fay has chosen this moment to marry his best friend Larry while another buddy, Richard, is having heart problems and can''t make the trip. Finally, his wish to have his son Hilly see him honored are scuttled by his psychiatrist mother''s refusal to let him attend the ceremony. Meanwhile, Lucy, Block''s former sister in-law, is furious that Harry has, in his latest book, described, in vivid detail, their clandestine relationship.
Al Lewis and Willy Clark, a one-time popular comedy team, reunite for a movie after years of estrangement. They pick up fighting right where they left off eight years before, until Clark suffers a heart attack on the set. Based on Neil Simon's 1972 Broadway play and its 1975 film adaptation.
When a homeless man, wearing a mysterious hospital wristband, dies from bizarre symptoms in one of New York City''s busiest trauma rooms no one takes much notice except Dr. Guy Luthan, the attending physician that night. Professional concern soon deepens into disbelief as Luthan''s investigation unearths the shocking details of a private medical research program that centers around one of the country''s most revered medical figures--Dr. Lawrence Myrick. Luthan''s credibility, career and life are threatened as he edges ever closer to the unthinkable truth about the program, and the terrifying moral dilemma at its heart.
Woody Allen's 26th film is a celebration of an eccentric and very extended family living on New York's upper east side, exploring a broad spectrum of romantic entanglements as they fall in and out of love. Allen creates a world in which Yves St. Laurent mannequins come to life in store windows and d
Margaret O''Donnell thought she was the target of her husband''s affections. She was only half right. Inside her sprawling Westchester mansion, Margaret talks on the phone to her husband Jack, who makes excuses for being late coming home on the evening of their 20th wedding anniversary. A brief scene with his gorgeous assistant Debbie makes it clear that he has other things on his mind than his marriage. Depressed and contemplating suicide, Margaret slips into a bath, while video monitors reveal that an intruder is stealthily breaking into the house. He turns out to be a hired killer named Tony whose first rebuke to Margaret--after he''s tied her up--is, "You should have been faithful to your husband." Tony has been hired by Jack to eliminate Margaret when the telephone rings twice, signaling to the assassin that Jack''s alibi has been established. In the meantime, a game of seduction ensues as Tony helps Margaret regain her self-respect, and she helps him confront his own demons.
An upscale New York couple decide to adopt a child. Years later, after he proves to be extremely intelligent, the adoptive father sets out to find the biological mother who, he believes, must be a genius. Instead, he finds a young woman who is a prostitute with a scarred past.
Christmas is only hours away, and Philip and his dedicated staff are about to go just a little crazy. Philip is a clumsy do-gooder who runs Lifesavers, a suicide prevention hotline service in the funky beach community of Venice, California. Unfortunately, Lifesavers is going to be evicted so the landlord can turn the building into a condominium complex. Philip, however, remains optimistic. He always sees the light at the end of the tunnel, even though it''s inevitably the headlight of the next oncoming train. Philip''s Lifesavers is a place where the rescuers need help, where the lines of communication are hopelessly tangled, where anxious callers get cut off. Here, disorder is the order of the day, particularly on Christmas Eve, when people can become so overwhelmed by all that Yuletide cheer that there''s only one thing to do--reach for the phone and call for help.
Set in the Roaring '20s, this comedy revolves around the mob's interaction with the show business world, primarily through the relationship between a playwright and a mobster.
The story of a young, gay black con artist who, posing as the son of Sidney Poitier, cunningly maneuvers his way into the lives of a white, upper-class New York family.
A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead.
Story about a married professor who falls in love with one of his students.
A meek bookkeeper tries to save a runaway circus performer from a serial killer.
Three fed-up New Yorkers decide to rob a bank, but the getaway proves more eventful than they anticipated.
Drama about working women and their lives in a factory, centering around the romance between a baker who falls in love with an illiterate man.
In parallel stories, a wealthy doctor deals with a blackmailing mistress while a filmmaker shoots a documentary about a corrupt TV producer.
Three stories about life in New York City. Woody Allen''s segment revolves around a lawyer having problems with his mother. Martin Scorsese''s segment, based on Dostoyevsky''s "The Gambler", centers on an artist''s romance. Francis Coppola''s segment is about a privileged daughter of separated parents who lives in New York''s Sherry Netherlands Hotel.
Through a carnival wishing machine, a 12-year-old boy is transferred into the body of a 35-year-old man.
While dealing with her own tortured past, an aging writer becomes obsessed with a psychiatric patient.
A weekend stay at a Vermont summer house provides glimpses into the lives of six unhappy people most of whom are in love with others who love others, etc.
When successful food critic Rachel Samstat begins to fall for the charming columnist Mark Forman, she is warned that he is not capable of fidelity. But after a whirlwind courtship, they marry, and Rachel gives up her career to dedicate herself to making their marriage work. Mark is thrilled when Rachel announces that she is pregnant but becomes anxious about his new, responsible role and begins cheating on her. .
A movie character steps off the screen and into the life of his biggest fan.
In an Italian-American enclave of New York''s Greenwich Village, a young man struggling to make it contends with his dim-witted cousin and sidekick whose botched get rich-quick schemes get them in trouble with the local mob.
A small-time agent gets mixed up with gangsters when he falls for a client''''s girlfriend.
A documentary traces the strange life of a man who could adapt himself to any group he encountered.
Three couples find their relationships tested during a country weekend.
An alcoholic lawyer struggles to redeem himself by pursuing a high-stakes malpractice case.
Jack is a garment manufacturer who is deep in debt to a loan shark. He contacts his son Bobby, an English professor who knows nothing about the clothing business, for help. Bobby quits his job to help his dad get the money he needs, and accidentally designs a fashion phenomenon, jeans with cut-outs that expose the buttocks. The see-through jeans become an instant hit, and their money problems are solved. But Bobby creates a new problem when he begins seeing the wife of the loan shark.
A childlike millionaire must choose between keeping his fortune and marrying a girl from the wrong side of the tracks.
A film comedian attending a festival in his honor dreams of doing more serious work.
Talia Shire, Joseph Cortese, Elizabeth Ashley, Kay Medford, Michael Gorrin, Russell Horton, Linda Gillin, & Oliver the cat. Elizabeth Ashley develops a perverse obsession with her mild-mannered neighbor Talia Shire and goes to neurotic extremes to possess her. This was the directorial debut of cinematographer Gordon Willis who is best known for his work on such Woody Allen films as MANHATTAN. Music by Ennio Morricone.
Three elderly men decide to better their lot by robbing a bank.
A TV comedy writer falls for his best friend''''s girl.
On his deathbed, the head of a New York tribe of gypsies passes the mantle to his grandson, Dave. Angry at being passed over for control of the tribe, Dave''s father Groffo begins plotting his son''s death.
A loner becomes fixated on a teen prostitute.
Television programmers turn a deranged news anchor into 'the mad prophet of the airwaves.'
A baseball player faces terminal illness with the help of his closest teammate.
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