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The 4th Tenor -- Rodney Dangerfield stars as a man who travels to Italy to learn to sing in hopes of impressing a woman
The 4th Tenor -- 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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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Rodney Dangerfield (written by) &
Harry Basil (written by)
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Release Date:
3 December 2004 (Finland) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A comedy with high notes. See more »
Plot:
A restaurant owner falls in love with an opera singer and, desperate to impress her, travels to Italy to learn how to sing. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
NewsDesk:
Dangerfield Undergoes Heart Surgery
 (From WENN. 25 August 2004)

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More sad than funny, but the movie still ain't bad See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Rodney Dangerfield ... Lupo
Anita De Simone ... Rosa

Annabelle Gurwitch ... Gina

Charles Fleischer ... Alphonse

Robert Davi ... Ierra
Hamilton Camp ... Papa
Elsa Raven ... Mama
Jacob Urrutia ... Mario

Richard Libertini ... Vincenzo

Dom Irrera ... Petey (as Dominick Irrera)

Patrick Cupo ... Nunzio
Anney Giobbe ... Francesca

Vincent Schiavelli ... Marcello
Pierrino Mascarino ... Roberto

Marty Belafsky ... Johnny

Don Stark ... Tony
Lisa Mende ... Sonia
Carmen Filpi ... Bum #1
Roger Behr ... Bum #2

Don Calfa ... Bum #3
Benito Prezia ... Priest

Rae Allen ... Italian Woman

Vasili Bogazianos ... Pilot

Mario Piccirillo ... Italian Man #1

Fausto Callegarini ... Italian Man #2
Elin Carlson ... Soprano
Carrie Freeman ... Ticket Agent
Ric Mancini ... Neighbor Man

Argentina Brunetti ... Neighbor Woman
Joe Nipote ... Cop #1

Joseph Vassallo ... Cop #2 (as Joe Vassallo)
Bianca Rossini ... Flight Attendant #1

Shana Hiatt ... Flight Attendant #2
Yosi Oved ... Passenger

Joe Bucaro III ... Vespa Driver (as Joey Bucarro)
Morgan Reese ... Birthday Girl
Joseph Della Sorte ... Conductor
Granville Ames ... Singing Waiter #1
Marcos Sola ... Singing Waiter #2
Dina Torok ... Singing Waitress

Phil Culotta ... Doorman #1

Frank Torres ... Doorman #2

Mark De Alessandro ... Man in Lake
Jefferson Wagner ... Dishwasher

Gregory J. Barnett ... Audience Member (as Greg Barnett)
Dennis Madalone ... Audience Member
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jenna Hagel ... Maria
Jeremy Galeaz ... New Yorker (uncredited)

Ray Huffman ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Harry Basil 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Rodney Dangerfield (written by) &
Harry Basil (written by)

Produced by
John J. Kelly .... line producer
Joseph Merhi .... producer
Jack Nasser .... co-executive producer
David Shoshan .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher Lennertz 
 
Cinematography by
Ken Blakey (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Tony Lombardo 
 
Casting by
Allison Cowitt 
Mike Fenton 
 
Production Design by
Jacqueline Masson 
 
Art Direction by
Mark A. Thomson 
 
Set Decoration by
Geoffrey Maynard 
 
Costume Design by
Nicole L. Schroud 
 
Makeup Department
Danielle Basil .... assistant hair stylist
Danielle Basil .... assistant makeup artist
Colleen Collins .... assistant hair stylist
Colleen Collins .... assistant makeup artist
Anna Futrell .... key hair stylist
Joseph Gaddi .... hair stylist: Mr. Dangerfield
Susan Romero .... assistant hair stylist
Susan Romero .... assistant makeup artist
Linda Vallejo .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Stephen Adrianson .... post-production supervisor
Frank R. Gardner .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rachel Dickson .... second second assistant director
Melissa Engle .... additional second second assistant director
Bryan Goeres .... first assistant director
Tarik Heitmann .... second second assistant director
Igor Meglic .... second unit director
Caroline Stephenson .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jason Addy .... property master
Sean Boyriven .... assistant property master
Matt Caetano .... swing gang
Jose Dallesandro .... swing gang
Aaron Dick .... swing gang
Thomas Gandy .... swing gang
Christopher Goodson .... carpenter
Geoff Hathaway .... swing gang
Limore Issac .... assistant props
Ty Jones .... swing gang
Jeanne Kukor .... on-set dresser
Nicole Lee .... swing gang
Chip Mefford .... carpenter
Kenneth Mefford .... swing gang
Nathan Ogilvie .... set dresser
Michael Provart .... lead man
Michale Savage .... swing gang
Clinton Scott .... carpenter
Jordan Shapiro .... construction coordinator
Brian Small .... carpenter
Luc Smith .... swing gang
Sherry Snodgrass .... swing gang
Edward Stevenson .... set dresser
Christopher Sullivan .... swing gang
Steve 'O' Watson .... lead man
Markus Wittman .... swing gang (as Marcus Wittman)
 
Sound Department
Troy Allen .... adr recordist
Jeremy Grody .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael J. Hall .... sound mixer
Mike Hall .... sound mixer
Casey King .... sound mixer: second unit
Richard Partlow .... foley artist
Dennis Patterson .... sound effects editor
Dennis Patterson .... sound re-recording mixer
Andy Potvin .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Craig Ray .... boom operator
Ron Ruzicka .... foley mixer
 
Special Effects by
Jefferson Wagner .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Erik Anderson .... digital artist
Nick Anderson .... optical assistant
Toby Anderson .... animation camera
Brian Midkiff .... optical camera
Derek N. Prusak .... assistant cameraman
 
Stunts
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts
Joe Bucaro III .... stunts
Doc D. Charbonneau .... stunts (as Doc Charbonneau)
Phil Culotta .... stunts
Mark De Alessandro .... stunts
Dane Farwell .... stunts
Andy Gill .... stunts
David M. Graves .... stunts (as David Mic Graves)
John J. Kelly .... stunts
Gene LeBell .... stunts
Dennis Madalone .... stunts
Spiro Razatos .... stunt coordinator
Mike Ryan .... stunts
Ben Scott .... stunts
Frank Torres .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Armstrong .... grip
James 'Slim Jim' Ballard .... key grip (as Slim Jim Ballard)
William Ballard .... best boy grip (as 'Cool Breeze' Ballard)
Madison Bellanger .... camera operator: second camera (as Madison Belanger)
Glen Brown .... electrician (as Glen A. Brown)
Mike Cahoon .... camera loader: second unit
Randy Crawford .... grip
Louie DeMarco .... first assistant camera: second unit
Nathan Donat .... electrician
Justin Duval .... electrician
David Elmore .... first assistant camera: second unit
Mike Flaningam .... key grip: second unit (as Michael Flaningan)
Greg Gayne .... electrician
Michael Brian Hart .... electrician
Oliver Henry .... additional first assistant camera
Zoran Hochstätter .... camera operator: second unit (as Zoran Hochstatter)
Thomas Holm Deleurang .... focus puller (as Thomas Holm)
Sean Patrick Hourihan .... grip
Paul Janossy .... first assistant camera
Jason Kelly .... grip
Seth Kotok .... additional first assistant camera
Mike Lancaster .... dolly grip
Heather Lea .... first assistant camera (as Heather Leroy)
Jamie Lind .... grip
Igor Meglic .... director of photography: second unit
Ryan Meyer .... electrician
Gannon Murphy .... electrician (as M. Gannon Murphy)
Lou Newell .... second assistant camera
Jesse Pence .... electrician
Derek N. Prusak .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Derek Prusak)
Paul Reyes .... grip
Erik Rodgers .... best boy electric
David Rosner .... second assistant camera: second unit
Jason Rupe .... grip
T.J. Sampson .... grip
Christopher Taylor .... additional first assistant camera
Adam Teichman .... gaffer
Bela Trutz .... Steadicam operator
Ely Vegh .... electrician
Kim Whaley .... additional second assistant camera
Rafael Winer .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jeanine Castle .... on-set costumer
Kemi Cooks .... additional costumer
Lisa Wujick .... additional costumer
 
Editorial Department
Stephen Adrianson .... additional editor
Robin Saban .... assistant editor
Issam Tahan .... post-production logistics
Chris Weber .... negative cutter
Gary Weber .... negative cutter
Chuck Winston .... color timer
Jonathan Zuaiter .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Martin Blasick .... music producer
Martin Blasick .... music supervisor
James Jacobson .... orchestrator
Christopher Lennertz .... conductor
Dino A. Moriana .... music editor
Dana Niu .... additional orchestrator
Dawn Soler .... music supervisor
Marcus Trumpp .... orchestrator
Jeff Vaughn .... scoring mixer
 
Transportation Department
Harry Zabounian .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Peter J. Clark .... script supervisor
Kevin Dreher .... production assistant
Ivan Drehspul .... airline technical supervisor
Michael Frayeh .... production accountant
April Fuhrmann .... animal trainer
Segrid Lunde .... animal trainer
Fulton Marquez .... office production assistant
Kenneth Mefford .... production assistant
Itay Mevorakh .... production assistant
Laura Nash .... location scout
Nathalie Perkins .... production assistant
Don Reynolds .... animal trainer
Paul 'Sled' Reynolds .... animal trainer (as Paul Reynolds)
Titus Reynolds .... animal trainer
Daniel Richardson .... production assistant
Tom Roach .... animal trainer
Eric Rudolph .... animal trainer
Meghan Schafer .... animal trainer
Laura Sherman .... production coordinator
Tim Shuler .... set medic
Brad Sidio .... production assistant
Cody Smith .... animal trainer
Chad Steiner .... office production assistant
Matthew Thomas II .... location manager
Mark Thompson .... production assistant
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some sexual humor
Runtime:
97 min
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Did You Know?

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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Rosa:I've never heard of wanting to kill somebody because they sang.
Lupo:Well you never heard me sing.
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
More sad than funny, but the movie still ain't bad, 24 June 2005
Author: guyfromjerzee from United States

Being a huge Rodney Dangerfield fan, it was more of a sad than funny experience watching this film. It's not for the simple reason that I know that Rodney is no longer with us, but the fact that he looks extremely sick throughout this movie. His face is pale, his eyes are really puffy. There are quite a few scenes in the film where it's evident that Rodney would've rather been lying in bed than performing. So right off the bat, don't expect that same relentless energy you saw in "Back to School" or "Easy Money." There are even scenes where he screws up the timing of his one-liners. It had nothing to do with incompetence (Hell, Rodney's the GREATEST comedian of all time, in my opinion), but because sickness and old age had gotten to him. Now let's go on to what I did like about "The 4th Tenor." It may not work perfectly as a comedy, but it makes a touching and light-hearted romance. I really did feel for Rodney's character, as the woman who captured his heart would continually blow him off. And I also felt his new-found love for the Italian woman, who would treat him with nothing but love and respect, but is forced to marry the man her father wants her to marry. The movie even has a climax, involving Rodney rushing to the wedding. Normally, I hate when I see that cliché in romantic comedies, but since I was taken by the story, I was able to forgive the cliché. This is in no way a memorable film, and the gags come in an intermittent fashion. I don't think director/comedian Harry Basil was talented enough to find the right balance to make this film work as a comedy. The comedy arrives in a too-little-too-late fashion, amidst handfuls of sentimental moments. If you're in the mood to laugh, I'd better suggest any of Rodney's other films. Or you can simply pop in his great "No Respect" CD. But I enjoyed this film for what it was. It went straight-to-video, and has straight-to-video written all over it. The filmmakers didn't even put in a half-assed effort to make the sets appear like Italy. And the New York scenes were obviously filmed on backlots. Harry Basil's a comedian and not a director, and it shows in his amateurish style.

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