Shadows and Fog

Shadows and Fog


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Woody Allen's black-and-white curiosity piece is a mixture of influences -- from German silent film expressionism to Franz Kafka's nightmare worlds to the contemporary fables of Wim Wenders. Woody Allen plays the nebbish clerk Kleinman (in a throwback to his characters from Sleeper and Love and Death), who is awakened in the middle of the night by a vigilante group who want him to help capture a serial killer on the loose. Kleinman reluctantly agrees, but when he gets to the street, the vigilantes are gone and Kleinmen spends most of the film wandering the shadowy back alleys in search of the citizen's brigade. Meanwhile, a circus is in town. When sword-swallower Irmy (Mia Farrow) catches her creepy clown husband (John Malkovich) getting familiar with trapeze artist Marie (Madonna), she packs her bags and heads for town, where she meets up with Kleinman. This meeting sets up a number of plot lines that has Irmy befriending a trio of prostitutes (Jodie Foster, Lily Tomlin and Kathy Bates) at the local brothel and accepting $700 from a university student (John Cusack) who wants to sleep with her. She finally meets up with her husband, and they then find an abandoned baby which they decide to raise as their own.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/05/2001
UPC: 0027616854230
Original Release: 1991
Rating: PG-13
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Woody Allen Kleinman
Mia Farrow Irmy
John Malkovich Clown
Kathy Bates Prostitute
Madonna Marie
Donald Pleasence Doctor
Lily Tomlin Prostitute
Jodie Foster Prostitute
John Cusack Student Jack
Kate Nelligan Eva
Fred Gwynne Hacker's Follower
Julie Kavner Alma
Kenneth Mars Magician
David Ogden Stiers Hacker
Philip Bosco Mr. Paulsen
Josef Sommer Priest
Kurtwood Smith Vogel's Follower
Robert Joy Spiro's Assistant
Wallace Shawn Simon Carr
Eszter Balint Woman with Baby
Rebecca McRobbie Baby
David Strathairn Actor
Juliet Taylor Actor
Ron Weyand Vigilante with Spiro
Michael Kirby Killer
James Rebhorn Vigilante
Victor Argo Vigilante
Daniel Von Bargen Vigilante
Camille Saviola Landlady
Tim Loomis Dwarf
Katy Dierlam Fat Lady
Dennis Vestunis Strongman
Anne Lange Prostitute
Andrew Mark Berman Student
Paul Anthony Stewart Student
Thomas Bolster Student
Fred Melamed Undesirables Onlooker
Greg Stebner Police Chief
Peter Appel Cop at Police Station
John C. Reilly Cop at Police Station
Brian Smiar Cop at Police Station
Michael P. Troy Cop at Police Station
Remak Ramsay Cop at Police Station
Ron Turek Cop at Police Station
Peter McRobbie Bartender
Ira Wheeler Cop with Priest
Robert Silver Hacker's Follower
Charles Cragin Spiro
William H. Macy Cop with Spiro
Tom Riis Farrell Vigilante with Spiro
Richard Riehle Roustabout
Max Robinson Roustabout

Technical Credits
Woody Allen Director,Screenwriter
Robert Greenhut Producer
Joseph Hartwick Co-producer,Production Manager
Speed Hopkins Art Director
Jack Rollins Executive Producer
Charles H. Joffe Executive Producer
Jeffrey Kurland Costumes/Costume Designer
Santo Loquasto Production Designer
Amy Marshall Set Decoration/Design
Bernadette Mazur Makeup
Dick Mingalone Camera Operator
Susan E. Morse Editor
Carlo Di Palma Cinematographer
Thomas A. Reilly Associate Producer
Helen Robin Co-producer
James J. Sabat Sound/Sound Designer
Juliet Taylor Casting

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Shadows and Fog 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This unusual departure for Woody Allen is one of my favorite movies. A convoluted plot is made hilarious by Allen, John Malkovich, Lily Tomlin and Kathy Bates. Lily Tomlin's character offers a brilliant and succinct philosophy of love which (I won't spoil it by quoting) is worth the price of the movie alone. This is one of Allen's most stylish and quirky works. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago