Minnie and Moskowitz  

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"Interviewer: Can you describe the missing scenes in more detail?

Ray Carney: Sure. In Husbands, it's the end of Leola Harlow scene—including all of Red Cullers' singing “Brother, can you spare a dime?” and “Brooklyn” – and the beginning of the scene with Falk and Cassavetes in the bathroom. In Minnie and Moskowitz, it's one where, after he gets thrown out of the bar, Seymour goes home with Irish and spends the night in the red brick basement apartment."[1]


"They just can't live until they get it ... And then they get it ... and you know what Floris ... they don't really want it" --Minnie Moore on men wanting women

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Minnie and Moskowitz is a film by John Cassavetes, starring his wife, Gena Rowlands, and actor Seymour Cassel in the title roles of Minnie and Moskowitz, respectively.

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Plot

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.


Production

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.

Reception

In 1973, Cassavetes was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen.

Cast





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