Hannah and Her Sisters

Subscribe to Barbara Hershey alerts

Facts and Figures

Run time: 103 mins

In Theaters: Friday 14th March 1986

Box Office Worldwide: $40.1M

Budget: $6.4M

Distributed by: Orion Pictures

Production compaines: Orion Pictures


Contactmusic.com: 5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Fresh: 50 Rotten: 4

IMDB: 8.0 / 10

Cast & Crew



Starring: Mia Farrow as Hannah, Carrie Fisher as April, Michael Caine as Elliot, Barbara Hershey as Lee, Dianne Wiest as Holly, Maureen O'Sullivan as Norma, Max von Sydow as Frederick, Lloyd Nolan as Evan, Woody Allen as Mickey Sachs, Joanna Gleason as Carol, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Mary, Christian Clemenson as Larry, Sam Waterston as David, Julie Kavner as Gail, Daniel Stern as Dusty, Tony Roberts as Norman, John Turturro as TV Writer, Leo Postrel as Mickey's Father, Bobby Short as Himself

Hannah and Her Sisters Movie Review

It's not his best, but Hannah and Her Sisters is definitely Woody Allen's second best. The film does everything a Woody film should -- it deals with complex issues in a hilarious way. Up this time, as the title suggests, is the notion of family, as Allen skewers a dysfunctional clan led by three sisters (Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, and Barbara Hershey) and the rotten men the come in and out of their lives.

Allen plays his neurotic self to perfection, this time a hypochondriac TV executive and ex-husband of Hannah (Farrow). Michael Caine, though, steals the show as Hannah's current husband who falls in love with sister Lee (Hershey), herself living with an aging, pedantic shut-in (Max Von Sydow).

The acting is sublime, but the little touches push Hannah to greatness. Allen's photographic compositions are among his best ever here, spying on Caine as he makes eyes at Hershey from afar while we play along with the game. His musical selections, always impeccable, are fantastic here, with Harry James' trumpet music belting out the emotion.

An unequivocal classic (and winner of three Oscars -- for Wiest, Caine, and Allen's screenplay) that any Allen fan must own. Or anyone with a family, for that matter.

Part of The Woody Allen Collection, Set 3.


Subscribe to Barbara Hershey alerts


Hannah and Her Sisters Rating

" Essential "


More Barbara Hershey

Entourage Trailer

After making a name for themselves in Hollywood, Vincent Chase and his entourage of friends from Queens have finally made a movie. The only problem...

Mark Ronson - Daffodils ft. Kevin Parker [Audio] Video

Mark Ronson will finally unveil his fourth album 'Uptown Special' on January 26th 2015 through his new label deal with Sony Music. He has teamed...

Meghan Trainor - Lips Are Movin [Live] Video

Meghan Trainor performs her latest single 'Lips Are Movin' at one of her favourite places in the world: an aquarium. The song features, alongside smash...

Bastille - Things We Lost In The Fire [Live] Video

Live on the Honda Stage at Music Midtown in Atlanta, Bastille perform 'Things We Lost In The Fire', the final single from their debut album...


Bastille - Oblivion [Live] Video

Bastille perform their single 'Oblivion' live on the Honda Stage at Music Midtown in Atlanta. The track followed Platinum hit 'Of The Night' and featured...

HAERTS - Interview Video

Brooklyn band Haerts released their self-titled debut album this year, and here they talk about how they first got into music, their lifelong friendship and...

HAERTS - Be The One [Live] Video

Haerts perform an intimate live rendition of their song 'Be The One', taken from their self-titled debut album released in October 2014 through Columbia Records....

ScHoolboy Q - Hell Of A Night Video

ScHoolboy Q released his first number one with third album 'Oxymoron', and he now unveils the video to its latest single 'Hell Of A Night'...