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A middle-aged man looks back on his childhood in Rockaway, N.Y., in a series of vignettes focused on the golden days of radio. Joe (Woody Allen) ], who narrates, is portrayed as a teenager in the film by Seth Green. Eccentric relatives and radio personalities inhabit various stories, including an unlucky aunt (Dianne Wiest), a cigarette girl (Mia Farrow) with career ambitions, and two burglars with excellent timing. Young Joe involves his friends in a scam to earn a decoder ring.

  • Release date:January 30, 1987

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Santo Loquasto Best Art Direction 1987 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Woody Allen Best Picture 1987 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Woody Allen Best Original Screenplay 1987 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Carol Joffe Best Art Direction 1987 Nominee

Cast

Mia Farrow
as Sally White
Seth Green
as Little Joe
Julie Kavner
as Mother
Josh Mostel
as Uncle Abe
Michael Tucker
as Father
Dianne Wiest
as Aunt Bea
Wallace Shawn
as Masked Avenger
Tito Puente
as Latin Band Leader
Danny Aiello
as Rocco
Gina de Angelis
as Rocco's Mother
Jeff Daniels
as Biff Baxter
Tony Roberts
as "Silver Dollar" MC
Julie Kurnitz
as Irene
David Warrilow
as Roger
Diane Keaton
as New Year's Singer
Andrew B. Clark
as Sidney Manulis
Guy LeBow
as Bill Kern
Maurice Shrog
as Abercrombie Couple
Liz Vochecowizc
as Dance Palace Musician
Mike Starr
as Burglar
Paul Herman
as Burglar
Don Pardo
as Guess That Tune Host
Martin Rosenblatt
as Mr. Needleman
Helen Miller
as Mrs. Needleman
Danielle Ferland
as Child Star
Renee Lippin
as Aunt Ceil
William Magerman
as Grandpa
Leah Carrey
as Grandma
Joy Newman
as Ruthie
Hy Anzell
as Mr. Waldbaum
Judith Malina
as Mrs. Waldbaum
Fletcher Farrow Previn
as Andrew
Oliver Block
as Nick
Maurice Toueg
as Dave
Sal Tuminello
as Burt
Rebecca Nickels
as Evelyn Goorwitz
Mindy Morgenstern
as "Show and Tell" Teacher
Kenneth Mars
as Rabbi Baumel
Lee Erwin
as Roller Rink Organist
Roger Hammer
as Richard
Margaret Thomson
as Night Club Customer
Denise Dummont
as Latin Singer
Dimitri Vassilopoulos
as Porfirio
Larry David
as Communist Neighbor
Rebecca Schaeffer
as Communist's Daughter
Belle Berger
as Mrs. Silberman
Brian Mannain
as Kirby Kyle
Stan Burns
as Ventriloquist
Todd Field
as Crooner
Peter Lombard
as Abercrombie Host
Martin Sherman
as Mr. Abercromie
Crystal Field
as Abercrombie Couple
Marc Colner
as Whiz Kid
Roberta Bennett
as Teacher with Carrot
Joel Eidelsberg
as Mr. Zipsky
Peter Castellotti
as Mr. Davis
Shelley Delaney
as Chekhov Actress
Dwight Weist
as Pearl Harbor Announcer
Ken Levinsky
as USO Musician
Ray Marchica
as USO Musician
J.R. Horne
as Biff Announcer
Kuno Sponholz
as German
Henry Yuk
as Japanese
Kitty Carlisle Hart
as Radio Singer
Robert Joy
as Fred
Henry Cowen
as Principal
Philip Shultz
as Whistler
Mercedes Ruehl
as Ad man
Bruce Jarchow
as Ad man
Greg Gerard
as Songwriter
David Cale
as Director
Ira Wheeler
as Sponsor
Hannah Rabinowitz
as Sponsor's Wife
Ruby Payne
as Diction Student
Jaqui Safra
as Diction Student
Richard Portnow
as Sy
Barbara Gallo
as Dance Palace Musician
Jane Jarvis
as Dance Palace Musician
Ivan Kronenfeld
as On-the-Spot Newsman
Yolanda Childress
as Polly's Mother
Artie Butler
as New Year's Bandleader
Gregg Almquist
as Radio Voices
Jackson Beck
as Radio Voice
Wendell Craig
as Radio Voice
William H. Macy
as Radio Voice
Ken Roberts
as Radio Voice
Norman Rose
as Radio Voice
Kenneth Welsh
as Radio Voices
Woody Allen
as Narrator
Ken Roberts
as Radio Voice
Ira Wheeler
as Sponsor
Ken Levinsky
as USO Musician
Sal Tuminello
as Burt
Roger Hammer
as Richard
Woody Allen
as Narrator
Judith Malina
as Mrs. Waldbaum
Jaqui Safra
as Diction Student
Richard Portnow
as Sy
Kitty Carlisle Hart
as Radio Singer
Mike Starr
as Burglar
Rebecca Schaeffer
as Communist's Daughter
Hy Anzell
as Mr. Waldbaum
Danielle Ferland
as Child Star
Leah Carrey
as Grandma
Roberta Bennett
as Teacher with Carrot
Fletcher Farrow Previn
as Andrew
Kuno Sponholz
as German
Todd Field
as Crooner
Kenneth Welsh
as Radio Voices
Rebecca Nickels
as Evelyn Goorwitz
Ray Marchica
as USO Musician
Gregg Almquist
as Radio Voices
Helen Miller
as Mrs. Needleman
Artie Butler
as New Year's Bandleader
Crystal Field
as Abercrombie Couple
Norman Rose
as Radio Voice
Kenneth Mars
as Rabbi Baumel
Margaret Thomson
as Night Club Customer
Lee Erwin
as Roller Rink Organist
Maurice Shrog
as Abercrombie Couple
Belle Berger
as Mrs. Silberman
William H. Macy
as Radio Voice
Denise Dummont
as Latin Singer
J.R. Horne
as Biff Announcer
Hannah Rabinowitz
as Sponsor's Wife
Dwight Weist
as Pearl Harbor Announcer
Shelley Delaney
as Chekhov Actress
Henry Cowen
as Principal
Stan Burns
as Ventriloquist
Wendell Craig
as Radio Voice
Jane Jarvis
as Dance Palace Musician
Barbara Gallo
as Dance Palace Musician
Philip Shultz
as Whistler
Yolanda Childress
as Polly's Mother
Martin Sherman
as Mr. Abercromie
Don Pardo
as Guess That Tune Host
David Cale
as Director
Robert Joy
as Fred
Renee Lippin
as Aunt Ceil
Jackson Beck
as Radio Voice
Marc Colner
as Whiz Kid
Ivan Kronenfeld
as On-the-Spot Newsman
Dimitri Vassilopoulos
as Porfirio
Liz Vochecowizc
as Dance Palace Musician
Andrew B. Clark
as Sidney Manulis
Joy Newman
as Ruthie
Oliver Block
as Nick
Ruby Payne
as Diction Student
Guy LeBow
as Bill Kern
Larry David
as Communist Neighbor
Paul Herman
as Burglar
Peter Castellotti
as Mr. Davis
Martin Rosenblatt
as Mr. Needleman
Peter Lombard
as Abercrombie Host
Mindy Morgenstern
as "Show and Tell" Teacher
Brian Mannain
as Kirby Kyle
Greg Gerard
as Songwriter
Joel Eidelsberg
as Mr. Zipsky
Bruce Jarchow
as Ad man
Henry Yuk
as Japanese
Mercedes Ruehl
as Ad man
William Magerman
as Grandpa
Maurice Toueg
as Dave

Crew

Woody Allen
Director
Robert Greenhut
Producer
Woody Allen
Screenwriter
Carlo Di Palma
Cinematographer
Al Stillman
Songwriter
Al Hoffman
Songwriter
Gordon Jenkins
Featured Music
Harry Warren
Featured Music
Ned Washington
Featured Music
Al Dexter
Featured Music
Frank Loesser
Featured Music
Xavier Cugat
Songwriter
Walter Kent
Songwriter
William Jerome
Songwriter
Frank Strayer
Songwriter
Gus Kahn
Featured Music
Sammy Kaye
Songwriter
Nat Bonx
Songwriter
Jack Fulton
Songwriter
Aloysio Oliveira
Songwriter
Jule Styne
Songwriter
Cole Porter
Featured Music
Dick Hyman
Composer (Music Score)
Dick Hyman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Dick Hyman
Songwriter
Joseph Garland
Songwriter
George Forrest
Songwriter
Arthur Altman
Songwriter
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Featured Music
Nat Burton
Songwriter
Tolchard Evans
Songwriter
Edward Heyman
Songwriter
Rudolf Friml
Featured Music
George Bassman
Songwriter
Alexis Dubin
Songwriter
Zequinha Abreu
Songwriter
Frank Eyton
Songwriter
Jerry Livingston
Featured Music
Milton Drake
Songwriter
Larry Clinton
Featured Music
Jimmy McHugh
Featured Music
Moe Jaffe
Songwriter
Ervin Drake
Songwriter
Terry Shand
Songwriter
Margarita Lecuona
Songwriter
Sammy Fain
Featured Music
Sy Oliver
Songwriter
Kurt Weill
Featured Music
Mack Gordan
Songwriter
Susan E. Morse
Editor
Santo Loquasto
Production Designer
Speed Hopkins
Art Director
Ezra Swerdlow
Associate Producer
Charles H. Joffe
Executive Producer
Carol Joffe
Set Designer
Jeffrey Kurland
Costume Designer
James J. Sabat
Sound/Sound Designer
Ezra Swerdlow
First Assistant Director
Dick Mingalone
Camera Operator
Juliet Taylor
Casting
Thomas A. Reilly
Production Manager
Fern Buchner
Makeup
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