Year: 1979
Director: Woody Allen
Screenplay: Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman
Producer: Charles H. Joffe
Woody Allen: Isaac
Diane Keaton: Mary
Michael Murphy: Yale
Mariel Hemmingway: Tracy
Meryl Streep: Jill
Anne Byrne: Emily
Wallace Shawn: Jeremiah
Tisa Farrow: Party Guest
Karen Ludwig: Connie
Written by: Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman
Director of photography: Gordon Willis
Music: George Gershwin
Soundtrack: "Music From the Film 'Manhattan'"
Misc: Black and white,
96 minutes,
Distributed by United Arists.
Net resource: The Internet Movie Database


Favorite Quotes and Sound

Sound Chapter One: He was as tough and romantic as the city he loved. Behind his black-rimmed glasses was the coiled sexual power of a jungle cat.... New York was his town. And it always would be.
Sound You shouldn't ask me for advice. When it comes to relationships with women, I'm the winner of the August Strindberg Award.
Sound I want you to enjoy me. My wry sense of humor and astonishing sexual technique.
Sound [...] negative capability [...]
Sound They probably sit around on the floor with wine and cheese and mispronounce allegorical and didacticism.
Sound What does money got to do with it? I've got enough for a year if I live like Mahatma Gandhi. My accountant says that I did this on a very bad time. My stocks are down. I'm cash poor, or something. I've got no cash flow. I'm not liquid. Something is not flowing. I don't know, but those people got a language of their own those guys.
Sound This is going to kill my father. He is not going to get as good a seat in the synagogue. He's going to be in the back away from God; far from the action.
Sound I finally had an orgasm and my doctor told me it was the wrong kind.
Sound I thought I took it rather well after the circumstances. I tried to run them both over with a car.
Sound I know my analyst warned me, but you were so beautiful that I got another analyst.
Sound How often can you make love on an evening.
A lot.
Yeah, I can tell; a lot. A lot is my favorite number. Gee. Really. Can you?
Sound Let's do it some strange way that you always wanted do but nobody would do it with you.
I'm shocked. What kind of talk is that from a kid your age? Well, I'll get my scuba diving equipment...
Sound I could tell by the sound of your voice over the phone. Very authoritative you know, like the Pope or the computer in 2001.
Sound You don't get suspicious when your analyst calls you up at three in the morning and weeps into the telephone?
Sound I had a mad impulse to throw you down on the lunar surface and commit interstellar perversion with you.
Sound You look so beautiful I can hardly keep my eyes on the meter.
Sound What did your analyst say? I mean, did you speak to him?
Well, Donny is in a coma. He had a very bad acid experience.
Sound You think you're God!
I gotta model myself after someone.
Sound Ending


  • The bridge
  • Trivia

    Video format:
    Manhattan is the very first video ever produced in the letterbox format.
    The Bridge:
    The bridge in the famous bridge scene is the 59th Street Bridge. They are sitting at the end of 57th, maybe 56th just west of Sutton Place. (Larry Noe)


    Soundtrack: "Music From the Film 'Manhattan'"

    Music by George Gershwin.
    "Rhapsody in Blue"
    Performed by The New York Philharmonic
    Conducted by Zubin Mehta
    Music Adapted and Arranged by Tom Pierson
    Arranger for Buffalo Philharmonic Don Rose
    Audio Producer for the New York Philharmonic Andrew Kazdin
    Music Recording Engineers Ray Moore, Bud Graham
    "Rhapsody in Blue" Piano Soloist Paul Jacobs
    "THE NY Philharmonic
    Zubin Mehta,  Music director
    "Rhapsody in Blue"
    "Love is Sweeping the Country"
    "Land of the Gay Caballero"
    "Sweet and Low Down"
    "I've Got a Crush on You"
    "Oh, Lady be Good"
    "Strike Up the Band"
    "Embraceable You"
    The Buffalo Philharmonic
    Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director
    "Someone to Watch Over Me"
    "He Loves and She Loves Me"
    "But Not for Me"
    [List of music provided by Bill Paton, creator of Director's Template]
    Thanks to Joanna, DootArejo, and Marc.
    Anders Herman Torp