Manhattan

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Forty-two year old Isaac Davis has a romanticized view of his hometown, New York City, most specifically Manhattan, as channeled through the lead character in the first book he is writing, despite his own Manhattan-based life being more of a tragicomedy. He has just quit his job as a hack writer for a bad television comedy, he, beyond the ten second rush of endorphins during the actual act of quitting, now regretting the decision, especially as he isn't sure he can live off his book writing career. He is paying two alimonies, his second ex-wife, Jill Davis, a lesbian, who is writing her own tell-all book of their acrimonious split. The one somewhat positive aspect of his life is that he is dating a young woman named Tracy, although she is only seventeen and still in high school. Largely because of their differences a big part of which is due to their ages, he does not see a long term future with her. His life has the potential to be even more tragicomical when he meets journalist Mary...

Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman
Production: N/A
Year: 1979
MetaScore: 83/100
ImdbRating: 7.9
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 25 Apr 1979
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 22 nominations.


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Isaac - Woody Allen
Emily (as Anne Byrne) - Anne Byrne Hoffman
Connie - Karen Ludwig
Party Guest - Victor Truro
Party Guest - Tisa Farrow
Party Guest - Helen Hanft
Guest of Honor - Bella Abzug
Television Director - Gary Weis
Television Producer - Kenny Vance
Television Actor #1 - Charles Levin
Television Actor #2 - Karen Allen
Television Actor #3 - David Rasche
Isaac's Son - Damion Scheller
Jeremiah - Wallace Shawn
Shakespearean Actor (as Mary Linn Baker) - Mark Linn-Baker
Shakespearean Actress - Frances Conroy
Porsche Owner #1 - Bill Anthony
Porsche Owner #2 - John Doumanian
Pizzeria Waiter - Raymond Serra
Man on Street - Tobin Bell
Woman Riding the Elevator - Willow Hale
Broadway Pedestrian - Llewellyn Lafford
Atmosphere - Larry Sherman