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Crossing Delancey Details

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Can an independent, contemporary woman find happiness with a guy who sells pickles? Isabelle Grossman (Amy Irving) is an attractive, intelligent Jewish woman in her early 30s. She has a good job and a nice apartment on the Upper West Side, and she values her independence; she often visits her grandmother Bubbie (Reiz Bozyk), who lives on the Lower East Side and wants Isabelle to meet a nice Jewish man and settle down. Bubbie goes so far as to obtain the services of Hannah Mandelbaum (Sylvia Miles), a matchmaker who finds the "perfect" man for Isabelle: a pickle salesman named Sam Posner (Peter Riegert). Isabelle thinks Sam is a nice enough guy, but she has a hard time imagining herself spending her life with the pickle man, and she isn't sure if she wants to pursue the relationship. However, Sam is taken with Isabelle and goes out of his way to change her mind. Crossing Delancy was directed by Joan Micklin Silver, whose breakthrough film Joan Micklin Silver also examined Jewish culture on the Lower East Side, albeit from the vantage point of the 1890s. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:August 24, 1988

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Amy Irving Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1988 Nominee

Cast

Amy Irving
as Isabelle "Izzy" Grossman
Reizl Bozyk
as Bubbie Kantor
Peter Riegert
as Sam Posner
Jeroen Krabbé
as Anton Maes
Sylvia Miles
as Hannah Mandelbaum
Suzzy Roche
as Marilyn Cohen
George Martin
as Lionel
John Bedford Lloyd
as Nick
Claudia Silver
as Cecilia Monk
David Hyde Pierce
as Mark
Rosemary Harris
as Pauline Swift
Amy Wright
as Ricki
Faye Grant
as Candyce
Deborah Offner
as Karen
Kathleen Wilhoite
as Myla Bondy
Reg E. Cathey
as Cab Driver
Debra Cole
as Waitress
Fran Kumin
John Patrick Shanley
as Celebrity Party Guest
Meg Simon
Moishe Rosenfeld
as Rabbi
Paula Laurence
as Diva
Dolores Sutton
as Aunt Miriam
Sam Corsi
as Handball Champ
Vickilyn Reynolds
as Woman in Sauna
Myra Taylor
as Friend in Sauna
Tudor Sherrard
as Book Peddler
Jacob Harran
as Guest at Bris
Mimi Bensinger
as Mrs. Grossman
Arthur Rubin
as Happy Birthday Singer
Stan Page
as Happy Birthday Singer
Susan Sandler
as Molly
Tony Perez
as Counter Boy
Arthur Tracy
as Pickle Stand Customer
Stan Rubin
as Pickle Stand Customer
Brad O'Hare
as Photographer
Freda Foh Shen
as Self-Defense Teacher
Mina Bern
as Would-be Victim
Ronnie Gilbert
as Mugger
Miriam Phillips
as Sarah Jacobs
Pat Oleszko
as Himself
Betty Rollin
as Party Guest
Marie Antoinette Rogers
as Party Guest
Jayne Haynes
as Book Thief
Susan Braudy
as Celebrity Party Guest
Quincy Long
as Celebrity Party Guest
Madge Cooper
as Celebrity Party Guest
Loring Eutemey
as Celebrity Party Guest
Vicki Goldberg
as Celebrity Party Guest
Lore Segal
as Celebrity Party Guest
Hendrik Hertzberg
as Celebrity Party Guest
Stanley Leff
as Celebrity Party Guest
Susan Blommaert
as Leslie
Keith Reddin
as Celebrity Party Guest
Dolores Sutton
as Aunt Miriam
Keith Reddin
as Celebrity Party Guest
Quincy Long
as Celebrity Party Guest
Jayne Haynes
as Book Thief
Vicki Goldberg
as Celebrity Party Guest
Loring Eutemey
as Celebrity Party Guest
Ronnie Gilbert
as Mugger
Stan Page
as Happy Birthday Singer
Arthur Rubin
as Happy Birthday Singer
Tudor Sherrard
as Book Peddler
Mimi Bensinger
as Mrs. Grossman
Susan Blommaert
as Leslie
Debra Cole
as Waitress
Brad O'Hare
as Photographer
Susan Sandler
as Molly
Paula Laurence
as Diva
Marie Antoinette Rogers
as Party Guest
Stanley Leff
as Celebrity Party Guest
Pat Oleszko
as Himself
Stan Rubin
as Pickle Stand Customer
Susan Braudy
as Celebrity Party Guest
Betty Rollin
as Party Guest
Sam Corsi
as Handball Champ
Arthur Tracy
as Pickle Stand Customer
Hendrik Hertzberg
as Celebrity Party Guest
Myra Taylor
as Friend in Sauna
Tony Perez
as Counter Boy
Lore Segal
as Celebrity Party Guest
Moishe Rosenfeld
as Rabbi
Madge Cooper
as Celebrity Party Guest
Jacob Harran
as Guest at Bris
Miriam Phillips
as Sarah Jacobs
Vickilyn Reynolds
as Woman in Sauna
John Patrick Shanley
as Celebrity Party Guest
Mina Bern
as Would-be Victim
Freda Foh Shen
as Self-Defense Teacher
Reg E. Cathey
as Cab Driver

Crew

Joan Micklin Silver
Director
Raphael Silver
Producer
Michael Nozik
Producer
Susan Sandler
Play Author
Susan Sandler
Screenwriter
Theo Van de Sande
Cinematographer
Gary Troxel
Songwriter
Gus Kahn
Featured Music
Terre Roche
Songwriter
Pat Oleszko
Songwriter
Isham Jones
Featured Music
Richard Rodgers
Featured Music
Oscar Hammerstein II
Featured Music
Paul Chihara
Composer (Music Score)
Suzzy Roche
Songwriter
Rick Shaine
Editor
Dan Leigh
Production Designer
Leslie Rollins
Art Director
Nellie Nugiel
Associate Producer
Raphael Silver
Executive Producer
Daniel Boxer
Set Designer
Rita Ryack
Costume Designer
Danny Michael
Sound/Sound Designer
Louis D'Esposito
First Assistant Director
Phil Neilson
Stunts
Fran Kumin
Casting
Meg Simon
Casting
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