Alan & Naomi

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Alan & Naomi
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Directed by Sterling Van Wagenen
Written by Myron Levoy
Jordon Horowitz
Starring Lukas Haas
Vanessa Zaoui
Distributed by PorchLight Entertainment
Release date
January 31, 1992
Running time
96 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Alan & Naomi is a 1992 film about the friendship between two children in 1944 Brooklyn.[1][2] Lukas Haas and Vanessa Zaoui star as the title characters, and the screenplay is based on a novel by Myron Levoy. The 1977 novel was nominated for the American Book Award for Children's Literature and is also an honor book for the Jane Addams Children's Book Award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award.


After initial urging from his parents, 14-year-old Alan (Haas) develops an emotional friendship with Naomi (Zaoui), who has been deeply troubled since seeing her father killed by the Nazis in Europe. The film is noted for its portrayal of stickball.


Alan & Naomi won the Crystal Heart Award at the 1992 Heartland Film Festival. Also, Vanessa Zaoui was nominated for the 1993 Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Co-starring in a Motion Picture.[3][4]


  1. ^ Alan & Naomi on IMDb .
  2. ^ Kempley, Rita (January 31, 1992). "Alan & Naomi". The Washington Post. 
  3. ^ Awards for Alan & Naomi. Internet Movie Database]. Retrieved on 2008-05-30.
  4. ^ "Be Moved by the Power of Film - See "Tomorrow" Today" (Press release). Heartland Film Festival. 2005. Archived from the original on 2007-05-13. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 

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