Minnie and Moskowitz
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Minnie and Moskowitz is a 1971 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by John Cassavetes, and starring his wife Gena Rowlands and actor Seymour Cassel in the title roles of Minnie and Moskowitz, respectively.
|Minnie and Moskowitz|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||John Cassavetes|
|Written by||John Cassavetes|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
Following a break-up, Minnie Moore, a museum curator, becomes disillusioned by love and meaningful relationships. But after a chance encounter, she meets Seymour Moskowitz, a parking-lot attendant. After this event, Moskowitz falls in love with Minnie, trying desperately to get her to love him back.
- Gena Rowlands as Minnie Moore
- Seymour Cassel as Seymour Moskowitz
- Val Avery as Zelmo Swift
- Timothy Carey as Morgan Morgan (as Tim Carey)
- Katherine Cassavetes as Sheba Moskowitz
- John Cassavetes as Jim (uncredited)
- David Rowlands as Minister
- Alexandra Cassavetes as Young girl in ballet tutu (uncredited)
- Zoe R. Cassavetes as Baby girl (uncredited)
- Lady Rowlands as Georgia Moore
- Holly Near as Irish
- Judith Roberts as Wife
- Kathleen O'Malley
It was one of a small number of low-budget (less than $1 million) films bankrolled by Universal Studios in the early 70s, in an attempt to copy the success of Easy Rider. Several months after the film's release, Universal Studios decided to shorten the running time by cutting out a scene near the beginning of the film, even though it violated their contract with Cassavetes. All releases (including the Anchor Bay DVD) since that time are missing this scene.
The film received generally positive reviews. In 1973, Cassavetes was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen.
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