Manhattan quotes

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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.


46 Clips & Quotes

Why is life worth living - Manhattan 01:29 Why is life worth living Chapter One - Manhattan 04:28 Chapter One I can't express anger - Manhattan 00:23 I can't express anger Like pigeons or Catholics - Manhattan 00:19 Like pigeons or Catholics You are so self righteous - Manhattan 00:33 You are so self righteous He's a genius - Manhattan 00:56 He's a genius You're God's answer to Job - Manhattan 00:53 You're God's answer to Job That's right - Manhattan 00:58 That's right It's an interesting group of people - Manhattan 00:24 It's an interesting group of people He was given to fits of rage - Manhattan 01:22 He was given to fits of rage I finally had an orgasm - Manhattan 00:38 I finally had an orgasm Don't be so mature - Manhattan 03:24 Don't be so mature They made some studies - Manhattan 01:00 They made some studies Let's fool around - Manhattan 00:39 Let's fool around You honestly think that I tried to run you over - Manhattan 00:53 You honestly think that I tried to run you over It's just gossip - Manhattan 00:16 It's just gossip I'm honest - Manhattan 00:43 I'm honest What are you telling me - Manhattan 06:17 What are you telling me This is so antiseptic - Manhattan 01:08 This is so antiseptic Has anybody read that Nazis are gonna march in New Jersey - Manhattan 01:28 Has anybody read that Nazis are gonna march in New Jersey Why did you get a divorce - Manhattan 00:54 Why did you get a divorce Years ago I wrote this short story about my Mother called  The Castrating Zionist - Manhattan 00:24 Years ago I wrote this short story about my Mother called ... Corn beef should not be blue - Manhattan 00:13 Corn beef should not be blue But really biting satire is always better than physical force - Manhattan 00:28 But really biting satire is always better than physical... Plus I'll probably have to give my parents less money - Manhattan 00:45 Plus I'll probably have to give my parents less money I didn't read the piece on China's faceless masses - Manhattan 00:24 I didn't read the piece on China's faceless masses I don't know - Manhattan 01:25 I don't know I'm 42 and she's 17 - Manhattan 00:29 I'm 42 and she's 17 What does your analyst say - Manhattan 00:30 What does your analyst say Forgot the coconut - Manhattan 00:27 Forgot the coconut This is shaping up like a Noel Coward play - Manhattan 00:25 This is shaping up like a Noel Coward play Why can't we have frankfurters - Manhattan 00:19 Why can't we have frankfurters I'm the winner of the August Strindberg Award - Manhattan 00:25 I'm the winner of the August Strindberg Award The steel cube was brilliant - Manhattan 00:47 The steel cube was brilliant Isn't it beautiful out - Manhattan 00:39 Isn't it beautiful out Don't psychoanalyze me - Manhattan 01:13 Don't psychoanalyze me What are you thinking - Manhattan 00:46 What are you thinking Don't stare at me with those big eyes - Manhattan 00:30 Don't stare at me with those big eyes It's brown water - Manhattan 00:32 It's brown water I think that - Manhattan 00:54 I think that I understand - Manhattan 00:40 I understand I give the whole thing - Manhattan 00:34 I give the whole thing They probably sit around on the floor with wine and cheese - Manhattan 00:28 They probably sit around on the floor with wine and cheese I came here to strangle you - Manhattan 00:13 I came here to strangle you Hit the lights - Manhattan 00:17 Hit the lights My ex wife left me for another woman - Manhattan 00:14 My ex wife left me for another woman

Cast

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