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
Released: 25 Apr 1979
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 22 nominations.
Movie Video Clips
My analyst warned me
Why is life worth living
I can't express anger
You are so self righteous
He's a genius
You're God's answer to Job
It's an interesting group of people
He was given to fits of rage
I finally had an orgasm
Don't be so mature
They made some studies
Let's fool around
You honestly think that I tried to run...
It's just gossip
What are you telling me
This is so antiseptic
Has anybody read that Nazis are gonna...
Why did you get a divorce
Years ago I wrote this short story about...
Corn beef should not be blue
But really biting satire is always...
Plus I'll probably have to give my...
I didn't read the piece on China's...
I don't know
I'm 42 and she's 17
What does your analyst say
Forgot the coconut
This is shaping up like a Noel Coward...
I'm the winner of the August Strindberg...
The steel cube was brilliant
Isn't it beautiful out
Don't psychoanalyze me
What are you thinking
It's brown water
I think that
I give the whole thing
They probably sit around on the floor...
I guess I should straighten my life out
I came here to strangle you
Hit the lights
My ex wife left me for another woman
Isaac - Woody Allen
Mary - Diane Keaton
Yale - Michael Murphy
Tracy - Mariel Hemingway
Jill - Meryl Streep
Emily (as Anne Byrne) - Anne Byrne Hoffman
Connie - Karen Ludwig
Dennis - Michael O'Donoghue
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
Jaywalker - Marianne Muellerleile
Atmosphere - Larry Sherman