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The 4th Tenor (2002)

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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Lupo
Anita De Simone ...
Rosa
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Gina
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Alphonse
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Ierra
Hamilton Camp ...
Papa
Elsa Raven ...
Mama
Jacob Urrutia ...
Mario
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Vincenzo
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Petey (as Dominick Irrera)
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Nunzio
Anney Giobbe ...
Francesca
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Marcello
Pierrino Mascarino ...
Roberto
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Johnny
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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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Rodney gets no respect - until he changes his tune! See more »

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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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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Trivia

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 »

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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 »

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Lupo: Don't shoot! Don't shoot! I won't sing anymore, I promise!
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Funny and entertaining.
29 March 2002 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

If it is true that Rodney Dangerfield "don't get no respect," then it is not for the want of trying. This latest outing into features by the 80-year-old comedian, who had a star unveiled recently on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, keeps the sight gags coming fast although a little restrained.

Rodney is Lupo, the owner of an Italian restaurant who employs singing waiters and waitresses. He is in love with one waitress whose operatic areas pack them in every night but she doesn't return the favor,

understandable as Lupo's singing voice could stop a clock. In a move to impress her, he flies to Italy for the best singing coaches.He has an open checkbook so he is quickly aided and abetted by a couple of con artists who see a crock of gold at the end of this particular rainbow.

If anything, this movie is lighter on extraneous humor and heavier on plot which, in my opinion, is an improvement over his earlier excursions. Dangerfield has good rapport with the assembled cast headed by Robert Davi as the chief antagonist. Once Lupo is in Italy, "The 4th Tenor" takes on a sort of fairy tale quality which increases the entertainment quotient and is sure to please more than the usual Rodney Dangerfield fans.


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