6.9/10
3,293
50 user 22 critic

Crossing Delancey (1988)

A Manhattan single meets a man through her Jewish grandmother's matchmaker.

Writers:

Susan Sandler (play), Susan Sandler (screenplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Prime Video

ON DISC
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Hester Street (1975)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

It's 1896. Yankel Bogovnik, a Russian Jew, emigrated to the United States three years earlier and has settled where many of his background have, namely on Hester Street on the Lower East ... See full summary »

Director: Joan Micklin Silver
Stars: Steven Keats, Carol Kane, Mel Howard
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Charles is a Salt Lake City civil servant who loves (*LOVES*) Laura, a lovely housewife with a lovely step-daughter and an A-frame-selling, ex-quarterback husband named Ox. His roommate is ... See full summary »

Director: Joan Micklin Silver
Stars: John Heard, Mary Beth Hurt, Peter Riegert
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Story of an underground newspaper in Boston about to be taken over by big business.

Director: Joan Micklin Silver
Stars: John Heard, Lindsay Crouse, Jeff Goldblum
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two distant cousins meet at a wedding banquet for an elderly couple. Over time, a close friendship develops between them, but their spouses begin to think that they are more than just friends.

Director: Jean-Charles Tacchella
Stars: Marie-Christine Barrault, Victor Lanoux, Marie-France Pisier
Yentl (1983)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.

Director: Barbra Streisand
Stars: Barbra Streisand, Amy Irving, Mandy Patinkin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A surreal portrait of a Catholic Private School and its hierarchy. A new student must submit to the bizarre rituals of his peers and the expectations of the school's administration by ... See full summary »

Director: Keith Gordon
Stars: John Glover, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Wallace Langham
Wetherby (1985)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents.

Director: David Hare
Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Ian Holm, Judi Dench
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Sam (Jerry Stiller) and Molly (Anne Meara) are a classic bickering old couple, and their marriage has been forty years of sparring. Yet, when Sam refuses to move the carp he's keeping in ... See full summary »

Director: Joan Micklin Silver
Stars: Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, Mark Ruffalo
Micki + Maude (1984)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A bigamist must keep his wives from meeting each other, which becomes tricky when they're both pregnant.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Dudley Moore, Amy Irving, Ann Reinking
Kleptomania (1995)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Diana is a troubled, bulimic socialite who lives with her loving husband and shoplifts to get herself off. Julie is an unstable, homeless rape victim who lives with a corrupt priest and steals to survive. They form an uneasy friendship.

Director: Don Boyd
Stars: Amy Irving, Patsy Kensit, Victor Garber
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Spinster poetess Susan Grieve lives in a Manhattan apartment where naval hero Slick Novak comes with her for a nightcap. Next morning they visit her Connecticut farm where Novak tells her ... See full summary »

Director: Bretaigne Windust
Stars: Bette Davis, Janis Paige, Jim Davis
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The lives of an ex-con, a coffee-shop owner, and a young couple looking to make it rich intersect in the fictional and hypnotic Rain City.

Director: Alan Rudolph
Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Keith Carradine, Lori Singer
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Irving ... Isabelle Grossman
Peter Riegert ... Sam Posner
Reizl Bozyk ... Bubbie Kantor
Jeroen Krabbé ... Anton Maes
Sylvia Miles ... Hannah Mandelbaum
George Martin ... Lionel
John Bedford Lloyd ... Nick
Claudia Silver Claudia Silver ... Cecilia Monk
David Hyde Pierce ... Mark (as David Pierce)
Rosemary Harris ... Pauline Swift
Suzzy Roche Suzzy Roche ... Marilyn Cohen
Amy Wright ... Ricki
Faye Grant ... Candyce
Deborah Offner ... Karen
Kathleen Wilhoite ... Myla Bondy
Edit

Storyline

Isabelle's life revolves around the New York bookshop she works in and the intellectual friends of both sexes she meets there. Her grandmother remains less than impressed and decides to hire a good old-fashioned Jewish matchmaker to help Isabelle's love-life along. Enter pickle-maker Sam who immediately takes to Isabelle. She however is irritated by the whole business, at least to start with. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A funny movie about getting serious.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Hebrew | Yiddish

Release Date:

16 September 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Izzy et Sam See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,711, 28 August 1988

Gross USA:

$16,262,415

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,262,415
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the scene where Isabelle and Bubbie are sitting on a park bench waiting to meet the wedding broker, we get a brief look at a bag beside Bubbie on the ground to her right. The white bag has "Humphrey / Muskie" written on it. They were the Democratic ticket for 1968, twenty years before this movie was released. See more »

Goofs

The synopsis of Anton's new book, visible when he signs an autograph, is clearly a summary of the story of this film (or the original play), mentioning Isabelle, her job, her grandmother, etc. If that was indeed the story of that book, Isabelle would have had some stern comments for Anton when she read it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Anton Maes: [People are arriving at an event at a book store. There are sounds of employees greeting them, checking them in, serving champagne. Izzy is collecting empty plastic cups and napkins. She sees a woman put a book from the shelf in her bag, and deftly removes and replaces it. Anton is watching her from across the nook and motions her over. Their eyes lock as she approaches] So, you won't be out of a job.
[He plunks down his cup on her tray]
See more »


Soundtracks

She's Going
Written by The Beat (as The English Beat)
Performed by The Beat (as The English Beat)
Courtesy of IRS Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The S E C O N D Best Date Movie of all time!
24 August 2001 | by jwrowe3See all my reviews

PERSONAL NOTE: I saw this in the movie theater at University Square Mall in Tampa Florida, around Christmas of 1988.

On to the review...

Being that the first best date movie is 'When Harry Met Sally', this flick is a STRONG second. It moves along at an unhurried pace, we see the conflict Amy Irving's character faces, Peter Riegert as always delivers, the supporting cast is great, and we enjoy a nice dose of 'The Jewish Grandma'.

The pace and "feel" of this movie is near perfect.

Also, it's interesting that BOTH "Crossing" and "Harry" use the tune "It Had To Be You" in them.

AT LAST!!! IT'S Available IN DVD!!!!


24 of 30 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 50 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed