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The 4th Tenor (2002)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Music, Romance  |  3 December 2004 (Finland)
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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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Rodney gets no respect - until he changes his tune! See more »


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


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3 December 2004 (Finland)  »

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A negyedik tenor  »

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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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Dangerfield's worst
14 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

Even though I'm a huge Rodney Dangerfield fan, I never had the chance to see this film until today since it was in limited release theatrically and the DVD is surprisingly hard to find. Now I know why: the flick just isn't any good. Dangerfield tries his best, but he can't save the uninspired directing (this was director Harry Basil's feature debut and it shows), poor production values, and sluggish pacing. The supporting cast of the usually reliable Annabelle Gurwitch, Robert Davi, and Charles Fleischer is disappointing with each given little to do. However, the first twenty minutes or so are quite funny with Dangerfield's signature quips popping up almost non-stop. Once Dangerfield starts singing, the viewing experience becomes a drag. The 4th Tenor is easily Dangerfield's worst. Basil also directed Dangerfield in Back by Midnight,a much better collaboration between the two. 3/10

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