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Broadway Danny Rose (1984)

PG | | Comedy | 27 January 1984 (USA)
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In his attempts to reconcile a lounge singer with his mistress, a hapless talent agent is mistaken as her lover by a jealous gangster.

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Woody Allen

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Woody Allen
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Woody Allen ... Danny Rose
Mia Farrow ... Tina Vitale
Nick Apollo Forte ... Lou Canova
Sandy Baron ... Sandy Baron
Corbett Monica ... Corbett Monica
Jackie Gayle ... Jackie Gayle
Morty Gunty ... Morty Gunty
Will Jordan ... Will Jordan
Howard Storm ... Howard Storm
Jack Rollins ... Jack Rollins
Milton Berle ... Milton Berle
Craig Vandenburgh Craig Vandenburgh ... Ray Webb
Herb Reynolds Herb Reynolds ... Barney Dunn
Paul Greco ... Vito Rispoli
Frank Renzulli ... Joe Rispoli
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Storyline

Danny Rose is a manager of artists, and although he's not very successful, he nevertheless goes out of his way to help his acts. So when Lou Canova, a singer who has a chance of making a come-back, asks Danny to help him with a problem, Danny helps him. This problem is Lou's mistress Tina. Lou wants Tina to be at his concerts, otherwise he can't perform, but he's married, so Danny has to take her along as if she was his girlfriend. Danny however gets more than he has bargained for when two mobsters come looking for the guy who has hurt their brother by stealing the heart of Tina, the girl he loves. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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Comedy

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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | Yiddish

Release Date:

27 January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brodvejski Danny Rose See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$953,794, 29 January 1984

Gross USA:

$10,600,497
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Danny Aiello appeared in the movie uncredited. See more »

Goofs

In one scene, Danny can be seen walking past a movie theater, that advertises Q and Halloween III: Season of the Witch on the marquee. However, the film is supposed to take place in the 1970s. See more »

Quotes

Danny Rose: [doing stand-up comedy] I drove up here today. I love driving. You run across so many interesting people.
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Crazy Credits

The guys in the Carnegie Deli continue to banter over part of the end credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Begin the Beguine
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Cole Porter
Played by Gloria Parker on her water glasses
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Reminiscent of Chaplin
30 August 2001 | by GyranSee all my reviews

This is a chamber piece, shot during Allen's black and white period. The first time I saw it, in a cinema, I found it disappointing, somehow uncinematic. I saw it a second time, on television and it seemed much more comfortable in that medium.The third time I saw it, some twelve years later, it seemed like a little gem.

A squeaky voiced Mia Farrow disguised in a curly blonde wig and dark glasses foreshadows Mira Sorvino's performance in Mighty Aphrodite. The rest of the cast are unknown, some of the actors being real-life Jewish comedians and speciality acts. It is interesting to reflect on the interchangeability of Jewish and Italian behaviour in the film, the exaggerated emotions and the theatrical gestures. This is something that is apparent in other films such as Dirty Dancing or Moonstruck, which would have worked equally well as Jewish films or Italian films.

Allen gives one of his best performances as the hapless Danny, promoting a portfolio of one-legged tap-dancers, one-armed jugglers, balloon folders, parrot acts and glass harmonica players. He achieves a pathos which is lacking in his more autobiographical roles. The reconciliation scene at the end is reminiscent of Chaplin in City Lights.


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