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Over the Brooklyn Bridge (1984)

R | | Comedy | 2 March 1984 (USA)
A Jewish man who owns a Brooklyn deli asks his domineering uncle for a loan so he can buy his dream restaurant in Manhattan, but the uncle demands that he give up his Gentile girlfriend ... See full summary »

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A Jewish man who owns a Brooklyn deli asks his domineering uncle for a loan so he can buy his dream restaurant in Manhattan, but the uncle demands that he give up his Gentile girlfriend even though she's one of the few sources of stability in his somewhat chaotic life. Written by Determined Copy Editor

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A Comedy that spans 1 mile, 2 romances, 3 careers, 4 days, 5 relatives and $379,000. See more »

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My Darling Shiksa  »

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$600,000 (USA)
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Production on the film was shut down for one day after Actor Eliott Gould and Director Menahem Golan got into argument over the scene where Gould confesses to the late Margeaux Hemingway that he loves her. The end result was Gould calling Golan "a sucker" during the argument and storming off the set to the shock of cast and crew. Gould apologized two days later to Golan personally and filming then resumed. See more »


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Over the Brooklyn Bridge
Music by Pino Donaggio
Lyrics by Jack Fishman
Performed by Imagination
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inexcusably bad directing
16 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the opening scene, as the title "Over the Brooklyn Bridge" splashes across the screen, the main characters are shown (in a dramatic shot) driving across the... Manhattan Bridge... I witnessed this egregious error in a Brooklyn theater, back in the day. I swear, if the director or producer had been present, they would have been ripped apart (literally). Anyway, It all goes down hill from there... the cast although usually talented fail to deliver in this one, they simply sleepwalk through a cookie-cutter Hollywood plot, doing the minimum to earn their keep. This film is a tedious bore, full of cliché lines and cheap devices. it is best sent to the "lost forever" bin.


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