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Broadway Danny Rose (1984)

PG | | Comedy | 27 January 1984 (USA)
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In his attempts to reconcile a lounge singer with his mistress, a hapless talent agent is mistaken as her lover by a jealous gangster.



Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandy Baron
Corbett Monica
Jackie Gayle
Morty Gunty
Will Jordan ...
Will Jordan
Howard Storm ...
Howard Storm
Jack Rollins ...
Jack Rollins
Craig Vandenburgh ...
Herb Reynolds ...
Paul Greco ...


Danny Rose is a manager of artists, and although he's not very successful, he nevertheless goes out of his way to help his acts. So when Lou Canova, a singer who has a chance of making a come-back, asks Danny to help him with a problem, Danny helps him. This problem is Lou's mistress Tina. Lou wants Tina to be at his concerts, otherwise he can't perform, but he's married, so Danny has to take her along as if she was his girlfriend. Danny however gets more than he has bargained for when two mobsters come looking for the guy who has hurt their brother by stealing the heart of Tina, the girl he loves. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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27 January 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brodvejski Danny Rose  »

Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)


$10,600,000 (USA)

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Did You Know?


Woody Allen's manager and producer, Jack Rollins, was the inspiration for the Danny Rose character. Rollins appears in the movie as himself. See more »


When Danny arrives to pick up Tina, he tells her he is double-parked. When she then storms across the street with Danny following her, we see the car, and it is not double-parked; but shortly thereafter, when Danny makes a pay-phone call, the car can be seen double-parked in the background. See more »


Danny Rose: I don't see you folding balloons in joints, you're gonna be folding balloons in... colleges and universities!
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Crazy Credits

The guys in the Carnegie Deli continue to banter over part of the end credits. See more »


Referenced in The Aristocrats (2005) See more »


All of You
(1957) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Performed by Nick Apollo Forte
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Compares to Chaplin's best

This was never embraced as one of Woody Allen's best pictures, but it certainly ranks alongside Manhattan, Hannah and Her Sisters and Annie Hall, although it is far removed in subject matter from any of these. Danny Rose is an empathatic character whose heart goes out to the underdog. He is a former comic who becomes an agent, representing acts that no one else will touch. He has been kicked down many times, but he continues to plod along, always believing he will hit the big time with a special act. But late in this story, told by a comic to fellow comics who know Danny Rose, he comes to the realization that his life is going nowhere. That scene, on Thanksgiving Day, is filled with pathos. Mixed with the comedy throughout, that one scene makes this one of the most touching films imaginable. Mia Farrow gives a strong performance as the would-be interior decorator who is having an affair with a Rose client, a has-been, one-hit wonder from the '50s played by Nick Apollo Forte. This is a must-see for Allen fans, and would be a good introductory film for those not familiar with his work.

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