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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.

Director:

Woody Allen

Writer:

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 ... 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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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Dissatisfied with the original take of the scene, director Woody Allen re-shot the scene in which Danny Rose tries to sell acts to Phil Chomsky, re-casting comedian and singer David I. Kissel in the role of the owner of "Weinstein's Majestic Bungalow Colony". Kissel persistently called it "Mrs. Weinberg's Bungalow Colony" during filming, and Allen, exasperated, asked the actor why he kept saying this. Kissel explained that his wife always bought a brand of kosher chopped liver called "Mrs. Weinberg's Chopped Liver," and he kept thinking of that. Allen, amused, but ever the perfectionist, taped the words "Weinstein's Majestic Bungalow Colony" to the top of a filing cabinet in the office. As you view this scene, early in the film, you will notice that Dave Kissel faces away from the camera as he says those words, and speaks with his back to the camera: he is reading the words "Weinstein's Majestic Bungalow Colony" off that "crib sheet" on the filing cabinet. See more »

Goofs

When Danny arrives to pick up Tina, he tells her he is double-parked. When she then storms across the street with Danny following her, we see the car, and it is not double-parked; but shortly thereafter, when Danny makes a pay-phone call, the car can be seen double-parked in the background. See more »

Quotes

Danny Rose: I can only say as your friend and your manager, you know, you're a sick individual. But, if that's what you want, you know, well, all right, we'll do it.
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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 Head of the Class: Play It Again, Woody (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

All of You
(1957) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Performed by Nick Apollo Forte
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Did You Hear the One About Danny Rose?....
31 March 2008 | by evanston_dadSee all my reviews

A pretty funny Woody Allen comedy, in which Allen himself plays Danny Rose, small-time talent agent who finds himself falling for the mistress (Mia Farrow) of one of his clients (Nick Apollo Forte) when he has to pretend to be the mistress's date at one of his client's shows (it's a long story). Before long, Allen and Farrow are engaged in an escape from a gang of hoods that climaxes in a shootout in the storage warehouse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. Allen is hilarious as usual, but Farrow is the one who impressed me with her acting here. I already knew she was a fine dramatic actress, but here she gets to show her comedic side, playing a brassy floozy with a Joisy accent and enormous glasses.

The film is framed as a story one famous comedian is telling to a group of other famous comedians at New York City's Carnegie Deli, and the whole film has the patina of nostalgia for NYC that so often infuses Allen's films. Like "Manhattan," "Broadway Danny Rose" is filmed in black and white and looks fantastic.

Grade: A-


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | Yiddish

Release Date:

27 January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$953,794, 29 January 1984

Gross USA:

$10,600,497

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,600,497
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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