Annie Hall (1977)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Woody Allen Alvy Singer
Diane Keaton Annie Hall
Colleen Dewhurst Mrs. Hall, Annie's Mom
Shelley Duvall Pam
Carol Kane Allison Portchnik
Janet Margolin Robin
Tony Roberts Rob
Christopher Walken Duane Hall
Paul Simon Tony Lacey
Donald Symington Mr. Hall, Annie's Dad
Helen Ludlam Grammy Hall
Mordecai Lawner Mr. Singer, Alvy's Dad
Joan Neuman Mrs. Singer, Alvy's Mom (as Joan Newman)
Jonathan Munk Alvy Singer at 9
Ruth Volner Alvy's Aunt
Martin Rosenblatt Alvy's Uncle
Hy Anzell Joey Nichols
Rashel Novikoff Aunt Tessie
Russell Horton Man in Theatre Line
Marshall McLuhan Himself
Christine Jones Dorrie
Mary Boylan Miss Reed
Wendy Girard Janet
John Doumanian Coke Fiend
Bob Maroff Man #1 Outside Theatre
Rick Petrucelli Man #2 Outside Theatre
Lee Callahan Ticket Seller at Theatre
Chris Gampel Doctor in Brooklyn
Dick Cavett Himself
Mark Lenard Navy Officer on Dick Cavett Show
Dan Ruskin Comedian at Rally
John Glover Actor Boy Friend
Bernie Styles Comic's Agent
Johnny Haymer Comic
Ved Bandhu Maharishi
John Dennis Johnston L.A. Policeman
Laurie Bird Tony Lacey's Girlfriend
Jim McKrell Lacey Party Guest
Jeff Goldblum Lacey Party Guest
William Callaway Lacey Party Guest
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Romance
Director Woody Allen
Producer Charles H. Joffe; Woody Allen; Marshall Brickman; Jack Rollins
Writer Woody Allen; Marshall Brickman
Studio MGM / UA
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 93 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Annie Hall is one of the truest, most bittersweet romances on film. In it, Allen plays a thinly disguised version of himself: Alvy Singer, a successful--if neurotic--television comedian living in Manhattan. Annie (the wholesomely luminous Dianne Keaton) is a Midwestern transplant who dabbles in photography and sings in small clubs. When the two meet, the sparks are immediate--if repressed. Alone in her apartment for the first time, Alvy and Annie navigate a minefield of self-conscious "is-this-person-someone-I'd-want-to-get-involved-with?" conversation. As they speak, subtitles flash their unspoken thoughts: the likes of "I'm not smart enough for him" and "I sound like a jerk." Despite all their caution, they connect, and we're swept up in the flush of their new romance. Allen's antic sensibility shines here in a series of flashbacks to Alvy's childhood, growing up, quite literally, under a rumbling roller coaster. His boisterous Jewish family's dinner table shares a split screen with the WASP-y Hall's tight-lipped holiday table, one Alvy has joined for the first time. His position as outsider is uncontestable he looks down the table and sizes up Annie's "Grammy Hall" as "a classic Jew-hater."

The relationship arcs, as does Annie's growing desire for independence. It quickly becomes clear that the two are on separate tracks, as what was once endearing becomes annoying. Annie Hall embraces Allen's central themes--his love affair with New York (and hatred of Los Angeles), how impossible relationships are, and his fear of death. But their balance is just right, the chemistry between Allen's worry-wart Alvy and Keaton's gangly, loopy Annie is one of the screen's best pairings. It couldn't be more engaging. --Susan Benson

Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 15
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 027616655929
Chapters 49
Release Date 2003
Subtitles English; Spanish; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Widescreen Closed-captioned
Links
Internet Movie Database