Wonder Wheel

Synopsis: On Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator, his beleaguered wife, and the visitor who turns their lives upside-down.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Woody Allen
Production: Amazon Studios
  3 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

and-and you know,

you didn't.

You threw it all away!

Look at ya--

you're such a beautiful girl!

You had your pick.

I loved Frank, okay?

And all the guys you

hand-picked for me, they were--

dull, colorless, boring guys.

All of 'em, honest men,

every one of 'em.


Your mother's

last dying request

on her deathbed

was that you didn't

run off with that

slime, Frankie Adatto.

You wouldn't give her that one

bit of satisfaction, would ya?

You wouldn't

let her die in peace.

I loved him.

I was twenty,

I... I wanted more.


More. More what?

Jesus, Humpty.

There's a world out there.

This does not concern you.

All I know is

you lost your head.

Your head was in the clouds

over that gutter guinea

that flashy, cheap,

flashy little wop.

You didn't think I knew

he carried a gun up here?


He'll know...

He'll know you came here.

No. It's the last place he'll look.

He knows how you feel about me.


You mean he knows

how much he hated me

for callin' it the way I saw it.


I counted on you when she died.

I was lost.

You dumped me for that trash.

That's why he wouldn't think

I'd come here.

He knows that we haven't

exchanged words in five years

'cause bad blood

between us ran too deep.

He shows up here,

I'll kill him.

Oh, God, don't say that.

I don't--I don't want trouble.

All right.

Okay, my nerves

are shot as it is

-and you better calm down.

-All right.

Just don't tell me what

I should or shouldn't do.

She's my daughter.



You are a light, baby.

You are a light in my life.

Do you know

how much I missed you?


Jesus! Suddenly, I'm starvin'.

Clean the fish, Ginny.

Yeah, yeah, I...I'll make

everybody stew.

Yeah, no...cooking relaxes my nerves.

Clean the fish?

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Woody Allen

Heywood "Woody" Allen is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, and playwright, whose career spans more than six decades. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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