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The Cemetery Club (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 12 February 1993 (USA)
This comedy filled with much Jewish humor is about the widows Doris, Ester and Lucille, whose husbands die one after another in just a few years. Even though the three friends, all in their... See full summary »

Director:

Bill Duke

Writers:

Ivan Menchell (play), Ivan Menchell (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Burstyn ... Esther Moskowitz
Olympia Dukakis ... Doris Silverman
Diane Ladd ... Lucille Rubin
Danny Aiello ... Ben Katz
Lainie Kazan ... Selma
Jeff Howell Jeff Howell ... Paul
Christina Ricci ... Jessica
Bernie Casey ... John
Alan Manson Alan Manson ... Abe Silverman
Sam Schwartz Sam Schwartz ... Irving Jacobs
Stephen Pearlman ... Rabbi
Gene Ray Gene Ray ... Photographer
Allan Pinsker Allan Pinsker ... Mel
Alice Eisner Alice Eisner ... Rene
Hy Anzell ... Al
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Storyline

This comedy filled with much Jewish humor is about the widows Doris, Ester and Lucille, whose husbands die one after another in just a few years. Even though the three friends, all in their 50's, react quite differently on their husbands deaths they become even closer than what they were as couples. They frequently visit their husband's graves together and talk about perspective lives. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sensuality and some language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Looking for a Live One See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,833, 7 February 1993

Gross USA:

$6,011,745

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,011,745
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The music store used for Moskowitz Music is called Spratt Music, and it is outside of Pittsburgh, in Brentwood, PA. The Moskowitz sign created for the movie is still displayed in the window of the store as of 2000. See more »

Quotes

Abe Silverman: I'm giving fifty. It goes down 25 dollars with each marriage.
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Connections

References Roseanne (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Quartet No. 15
Written by Franz Joseph Haydn
Arranged and Performed by Bob Holroyd and Martin Litchfield
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Light, but fun
15 May 2001 | by Jimmy-128See all my reviews

It's enough of an accomplishment to see a movie about late-middle age women in our culture of youth, youth, and more youth. "The Cemetery Club" isn't going to be the most memorable movie you ever see, but it's a nice way to spend a couple of hours. Diane Ladd, one of the more underused and underrated actresses in the business, in particular turns in a nice performance.


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