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Deconstructing Harry (1997)

Releasing at 2 January 1998 in theaters.


Deconstructing Harry is comedy film directed and written by Woody Allen. The film stars Woody Allen, Richard Benjamin, Kirstie Alley, Billy Crystal, Judy Davis, Bob Balaban, Julie Kavner, Elisabeth Shue, Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Garner. The film primiered at 27 August 1997 on Venice Film Festival.

Novelist Harry Block (Woody Allen) has become a success by turning his family and friends’ lives into fodder for his books. Due to his novels’ popularity, the university that once kicked Harry out has asked him to return for a ceremony that will honor him. As Harry sets out for the trip, he is confronted by his fictional characters, as well as real people who no longer want anything to do with him, and he learns how deeply his overly candid stories have affected those around him.

Director: Woody Allen

Writer: Woody Allen

Stars: Woody Allen, Richard Benjamin, Kirstie Alley, Billy Crystal, Judy Davis, Bob Balaban, Julie Kavner, Elisabeth Shue, Tobey Maguire, Jennifer Garner


Woody AllenHarry Block
Richard BenjaminKen
Kirstie AlleyJoan
Billy CrystalLarry, Harry’s friend / The Devil
Judy DavisLucy
Bob BalabanRichard
Julie KavnerGrace
Julia Louis-DreyfusLeslie
Stephanie Roth HaberleJanet
Dan FrazerJanet’s Dad
Joel LeffertNorman
Lynn CohenJanet’s Mom
Joe BuckYankee Announcer (voice)
Jane HoffmanGrandma
Tobey MaguireHarvey Stern
Annette ArnoldRosalee
Frederick RolfHarvey’s Doctor
Elisabeth Kieselstein-CordRosalee’s Sister
Lortensia HayesJennifer
Alicia MeerWoman in Shoestore
Victoria HaleWoman in Shoestore
Irving MetzmanShoe Salesman
Sunny ChaeLily Chang
Ralph PopeDeath
Robert HarperHarry’s Doctor
Tony DarrowCamera Operator
Jonathan LaPagliaFirst Assistant Cameraperson
Jeff MazzolaSecond Assistant Cameraperson
Timothy JeromeDirector
Peter CastellottiCrew Member
Robin WilliamsMel
Judy BauerleinActress
Joseph P. ReidyFirst Assistant Director
Phyllis BurdoeScript Supervisor
Barbara HollanderMel’s Daughter
Adam RoseMel’s Son
David S. HowardMel’s Doctor
Eric LloydHilly
Mariel HemingwayBeth Kramer
Amanda BarudinBeth Kramer’s Daughter
Demi MooreHelen
Stanley TucciPaul Epstein
Juliet Gelfman-RandazzoBaby Hilly
Floyd ResnickIsraeli Patient
Brian McConnachieDr. Reese
Elisabeth ShueFay
Peter JacobsonGoldberg
Tracey Lynne MillerGoldberg’s Girlfriend
Hazelle GoodmanCookie
Amy IrvingJane
Jennifer GarnerWoman in Elevator
Caroline AaronDoris
Eric BogosianBurt
Irwin CharoneBar Mitzvah Host
Hy AnzellMax
Shifra LererDolly
John DoumanianBar Mitzvah Guest
Alexa AronsonBar Mitzvah Guest
Kenneth EdelsonBar Mitzvah Guest
Viola HarrisElsie
Si PickerWolf Fishbein

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