Crimes and Misdemeanors

Crimes and Misdemeanors poster
Judah Rosenthal is an ophthalmologist and a pillar of the community who has a big problem: his mistress Dolores Paley has told him that he is to leave his wife and marry her - as he had promised to do - or she will tell everyone of their affair. When he intercepts a letter Dolores has written to his wife Miriam, he is frantic. He confesses all to his shady brother Jack who assures him that he has friends who can take care of her. Meanwhile, filmmaker Cliff Stern is having his own problems. He's been working on a documentary film for some time but has yet to complete it. He and his wife Wendy have long ago stopped loving one another and are clearly on their way to divorce. He falls in love with Halley Reed who works with a producer, Lester. Cliff soon finds himself making a documentary about Lester and hates every minute of it.

Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Production: Orion Pictures Corporation
Genre: comedy, drama
Year: 1989
MetaScore: 77/100
ImdbRating: 7.9
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 03 Nov 1989
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 22 nominations.


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Movie Video Clips

Moral choices - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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Moral choices
You told me it's been plutonic a year - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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You told me it's been plutonic a year
When we fall in love - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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When we fall in love
I wanted to give you this letter back - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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I wanted to give you this letter back
You're the one who stopped sleeping with me - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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You're the one who stopped sleeping with me
Show business is - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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Show business is
I don't know from suicides - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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I don't know from suicides
And after the awful deed is done - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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And after the awful deed is done
He left a note - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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He left a note
I don't know - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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I don't know
Don't listen to what your teachers tell ya - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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Don't listen to what your teachers tell ya
I know this guy - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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I know this guy
Maybe I   maybe I did make some questionable moves - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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Maybe I maybe I did make some questionable moves
I remember my father telling me - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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I remember my father telling me
I think I see a cab - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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I think I see a cab
Comedy is tragedy plus time - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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Comedy is tragedy plus time
When he tells you he wants to exchange ideas - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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When he tells you he wants to exchange ideas
What is the guy so upset about - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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What is the guy so upset about
What are you bothering with this guy for - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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What are you bothering with this guy for
Now I can get rid of my few remaining teeth - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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Now I can get rid of my few remaining teeth
He was very eloquent on the subject of love - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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He was very eloquent on the subject of love
You've seen too many movies - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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You've seen too many movies
I told you I'm putty in your hands - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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I told you I'm putty in your hands
You don't just step on her - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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You don't just step on her
I love him like a brother - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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I love him like a brother
Give me one second - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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Give me one second
History is written by the winners - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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History is written by the winners
I'll be frank with you - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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I'll be frank with you
It's my fault - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
02:02
It's my fault
I like mental stimulation - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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I like mental stimulation
I have so much good footage of him - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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I have so much good footage of him
I'm so lonely - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
02:18
I'm so lonely
You called me because you needed some dirty work done - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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You called me because you needed some dirty work done
What do you want me to say - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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What do you want me to say
I go all the time with my niece - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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I go all the time with my niece
Maybe I did make some questionable moves - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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Maybe I did make some questionable moves
You fool around with her for your pleasure - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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You fool around with her for your pleasure
My heart says one thing - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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My heart says one thing
You look very deep in thought - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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You look very deep in thought
I can't watch his stuff - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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I can't watch his stuff
If you play your cards right - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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If you play your cards right
Jack lives in the real world - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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Jack lives in the real world
But the law - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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But the law
Murder will out - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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Murder will out
His endless hours of fund raising for the hospital - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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His endless hours of fund raising for the hospital
I'm a rabbi - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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I'm a rabbi
Public television wants to do a documentary on me - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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Public television wants to do a documentary on me
Maybe Miriam was responsible in some ways too - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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Maybe Miriam was responsible in some ways too
You're in such wonderful shape - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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You're in such wonderful shape
Schumann is flowery - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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Schumann is flowery
I want to speak to Miriam - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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I want to speak to Miriam
Right there - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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Right there
And that's the first part of comedy - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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And that's the first part of comedy
You'd fire me - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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You'd fire me
Why don't you come with me down to Barbados - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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Why don't you come with me down to Barbados
At the same time - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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At the same time
I'm in a great mood today - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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I'm in a great mood today
You're not - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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You're not
You won't be involved - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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You won't be involved
This only happens in the movies - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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This only happens in the movies
Miriam won't forgive me - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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Miriam won't forgive me
No awards or anything - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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No awards or anything
That's perfect - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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That's perfect
He was great - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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He was great
It's   it's the one print that I own - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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It's it's the one print that I own
Everything came out fine - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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Everything came out fine
God have mercy on us - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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God have mercy on us
I'll say it once again - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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I'll say it once again
There is absolutely nothing that escapes His sight - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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There is absolutely nothing that escapes His sight
She's always got a zinger - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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She's always got a zinger
We really do have to go - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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We really do have to go
Do you agree the eyes are the windows of the soul - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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Do you agree the eyes are the windows of the soul
The woman listened to reason - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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The woman listened to reason
This is the 20th Century - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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This is the 20th Century
And his brother turns to the family priest and says  Father - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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And his brother turns to the family priest and says Father
What are you saying May - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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What are you saying May
Are you telling me that you prefer God to the Truth - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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Are you telling me that you prefer God to the Truth
We must always remember - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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We must always remember
What am I gonna do - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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What am I gonna do
One sin leads to a deeper sin - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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One sin leads to a deeper sin
I don't know what's wrong with you these days - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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I don't know what's wrong with you these days
Every single thing on me is rented - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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Every single thing on me is rented
This is reality - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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This is reality
Don't get discouraged - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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Don't get discouraged
It's pure evil - screenshot from movie Crimes and Misdemeanors
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It's pure evil

Movie Quotes

Movie Cast

Testimonial Speaker - Bill Bernstein
Judah Rosenthal - Martin Landau
Miriam Rosenthal - Claire Bloom
Sharon Rosenthal - Stephanie Roth Haberle
Photographer (as George Manos) - George J. Manos
Dolores Paley - Anjelica Huston
Cliff Stern - Woody Allen
Wendy Stern - Joanna Gleason
Lester - Alan Alda
Carol - Zina Jasper
Judah's Secretary - Dolores Sutton
T.V. Producer (as Joel S. Fogel) - Joel Fogel
T.V. Producer - Donna Castellano
T.V. Producer (as Thomas P. Crow) - Thomas Crowe
Halley Reed - Mia Farrow
Professor Louis Levy - Martin Bergmann
Barbara - Caroline Aaron
Murray - Kenny Vance
Jack Rosenthal - Jerry Orbach
Man on Campus - Jerry Zaks
T.V. Writer - Barry Finkel
T.V. Writer - Steve Maidment
Alva (as Nadia Sanford) - Naydia Sanford
Stanley - Chris' Father - Stanley Reichman
Chris' Mother - Rebecca Schull
Sol Rosenthal - David S. Howard
Young Judah - Garrett Simowitz
House Owner - Frances Conroy
Aunt May - Anna Berger
Seder Guest - Sol Frieder
Seder Guest - Justin Zaremby
Seder Guest - Marvin Terban
Seder Guest - Hy Anzell
Seder Guest - Sylvia Kauders
Detective - Victor Argo
Wedding Guest - Lenore Loveman
Wedding Guest - Nora Ephron
Wedding Guest - Sunny Keyser
Wedding Guest - Merv Bloch
Wedding Guest - Nancy Arden
Wedding Guest - Thomas L. Bolster
Wedding Guest - Myla Pitt
Wedding Guest - Robin Bartlett
Bride (as Grace Zimmerman) - Grace Phillips
Rabbi - Joel Y. Zion
Jazz Band (as Major Halley Jr.) - Major Holley
Jazz Band (as Walter Levinsky) - Walt Levinsky
Jazz Band - George Masso
Jazz Band - Charles Miles
Jazz Band - Derek Smith
Jazz Band (as Warren Vache) - Warren Vaché
Wedding Band - Pete Antell
Wedding Band - Anthony Gorruso
Wedding Band - Gary Allen Meyers
Wedding Band - Lee Musiker
Wedding Band - Tony Sotos
Wedding Band (as Tony Tedeasco) - Tony Tedesco
Kathy - Makeup Person - Nancy Cohen
Popcorn Girl - Karen Constantine
Theater Popcorn Vendor - Marilyn Dobrin
Brother-in-law - Avner Eisenberg
Cliff's Assistant - Matthew T. Gitkin
Lisa Crosley - Daryl Hannah
Fantasy Focus During Dance Sequence - Peter Kalin
The Dean - Fred Melamed
Self (archive footage) - Benito Mussolini
Girl at Wedding Reception - Dylan O'Sullivan Farrow
Wedding Guest - Steven Prince
Party Guest - Mercedes Ruehl
Bridesmaid - Maggie Wagner
Sound Girl - Terry Walters