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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
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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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Rodney Earns No Respect Here 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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6 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Rodney Earns No Respect Here, 15 April 2004
Author: Raymond Valinoti, Jr. (raymondva@comcast.net) from Murray Hill, NJ

Do you find Rodney Dangerfield amusing? Would you like to see an entertaining Dangerfield film? Then avoid THE 4TH TENOR. It is a pitiful vanity project where Rodney generally neglects his strengths and wallows in sickening bathos.

As a prosperous Italian restaurant owner named Lupo, Dangerfield falls in love with a young luscious singer Gina (Annabelle Gurwitch). She doesn't return his affections, especially since Lupo can't sing opera. So he goes to Italy to take opera lessons. There, he meets a sweet local girl named Rosa (Anita De Simone) and learns the secret of great singing. Will Lupo find true love? Who really cares?

Part of the problem with THE 4TH TENOR is that Dangerfield is far less interested in generating laughs than in endearing himself to his audience. Rarely does he spew his customary one-liners. Instead he spends an awful lot of time acting lovelorn and wistful. But his strivings for sentimentality are so humorless and effortful, he becomes embarrassingly cloying. Even more disturbing is the concept of the geriatric, physically homely Dangerfield romancing women young enough to be his granddaughters. Part of the appeal in Dangerfield's stand-up act was that he acknowledged he was ugly and therefore unsuccessful with women. If he wanted to be a romantic lead in his dotage, why couldn't Rodney pursue women his own age?

The pedestrian supporting cast cannot enliven the dreary material. They are the type of bland performers you'd expect in a film deemed too poor for theatrical release.

THE 4TH TENOR is truly a morbid experience. One watches an embalmed looking man who, in attempting to touch our hearts, dies in the course of his performance, a once bright star whose career has been dying. If this is the best Rodney can offer, it's time for him to retire.

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