DVD 114 mins IMDB 6.4 (697 votes)
Lost In Yonkers
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (1993)
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John Wood
Comedy, Drama
USA  /  English

Richard Dreyfuss Louie Kurnitz
Mercedes Ruehl Bella Kurnitz
David Strathairn Johnny
Irene Worth Grandma Kurnitz
Brad Stoll Jay
Mike Damus Arty
Robert Miranda Hollywood Harry (as Robert Guy Miranda)
Jack Laufer Eddie
Susan Merson Gert
Illya Haase Harry's Crony
Calvin Stillwell Gas Station Attendant
Dick Hagerman Truck Driver
Jesse Vincent Danny
Howard Newstate Kid in Store
Peter Gannon Cop
Robert Guy Miranda

Director Martha Coolidge
Producer Ray Stark
Writer Neil Simon
Cinematography Johnny E. Jensen
Musician Elmer Bernstein
User Credit 1 Steven Cohen
User Credit 2 Shelley Komarov

Richard Dreyfuss, Mercedes Ruehl and Irene Worth star in the acclaimed film adaptation of Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, Lost In Yonkers.

Set during World War II, Lost In Yonkers tells the story of two brothers who are sent to live with their domineering grandmother after their mother's death. Strong as steel and twice as cold, Grandma Kurnitz (Worth) rules her roost with an iron fist. And caught in her grasp is the boys' lovely Aunt Bella (Ruehl), who has the mind of a child and the dreams of a woman. But when Uncle Louie (Dreyfuss), a small-time gangster with plenty of "moxie" arrives, everyone gets a surprising second chance at happiness. Worth and Ruehl both won Tony Awards for their stage performances, and Dreyfuss adds a scene stealing turn as Louie. Together with Neil Simon and director Martha Coolidge (Rambling Rose), this remarkable trio of actors makes Lost In Yonkers a magical, must-see voyage of discovery.

Edition Details
Edition Ws Sub Dts
Barcode 043396082045
Region Region
Chapters 28
Release Date 6/11/2002
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

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Purchase Date 5/13/2006
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Trivia: First film cut on AVID Film Composer. (more)

Goofs: Anachronisms: Even though window air conditioners were sold as early as 1938, mass production, which lowered the cost, didn't occur until after World War II. It is highly unlikely that a house in Yonkers would have had two as we see when the gangsters get out of their car and walk to the store as Bella is making her "Johnny" announcement. (more)

Johnny: I wanna join the Army.
Aunt Bella: The Army? *Our* Army?
Johnny: Yeah! But they wouldn't take me. I couldn't pass the, the - hatever they give you I couldn't pass.