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The 4th Tenor (2002)

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A restaurant owner falls in love with an opera singer and, desperate to impress her, travels to Italy to learn how to sing.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anita De Simone ...
Hamilton Camp ...
Elsa Raven ...
Jacob Urrutia ...
Petey (as Dominick Irrera)
Anney Giobbe ...
Pierrino Mascarino ...


Eternal bachelor Lupo plays the comical presenter to the musical acts in his own Italian restaurant 'Serenade Café' in New York, but operatic singer Gina is not amused, she throws him out of her dressing room- the more she insults him, the crazier the old fool gets about her. To keep him off she insists her husband must be an opera singer, so he is easily duped by Ierra, who hits on with Gina himself and ships Lupo off to his Italian cahoot, musical teacher Marcello, for lessons- actually he is so bad that even the dog runs off, and after they bribe the local opera to give him a tiny part, the sound-tortured audience chases him for his life. He passes out but is found and taken in by a winegrowers family, which gives him confidence and a killer voice... Written by KGF Vissers

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A comedy with high notes. See more »


Comedy | Music | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual humor | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

3 December 2004 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

A negyedik tenor  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The opera song the mediocre female singer sings who ends up dating "Lupo" (Dangerfield) to further her career (since he owns a famous restaurant), is the same tune written for Citizen Kane (1941) in which the main character, buys his "trophy" girl an opera house. See more »


When the bartender is talking to the server about how much Rodney is in love, his white shirt collar tucks itself under his black vest between shots. See more »


Lupo: Don't shoot! Don't shoot! I won't sing anymore, I promise!
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A rather enjoyable film
24 September 2005 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie on TV tonight and I really enjoyed it, even though I'm not a big fan of opera. Rodney Dangerfield was brilliant as Lupo, with his sharp wit and decent nature. It's quite a shame that he's not here anymore. What I also liked, is that everything worked out just great in the end. There were also some attractive women in T4thT, namely Gina (Annabelle Gurwitch) and Rosa (Anita De Simone). The whole wine thing was pretty interesting as well. If there's some soft drink of some sort (as I'm not too keen on anything alcohol-ish) to make a guy more attractive to women or a good sportsman, someone should let me know (ha-ha-ha)(big laugh). I would recommend this movie to most people, and I would certainly like to watch it again.

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