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Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989)

This musical is based on four short stories by Damon Runyon. In one tale, gambler Feet Samuels (Randy Quaid) sells his body to science just as he realizes that Hortense Hathaway (Madonna) ... See full summary »

Director:

Howard Brookner

Writers:

Howard Brookner (screenplay), Colman deKay (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josef Sommer ... Waldo Winchester
Madonna ... Hortense Hathaway
Tony Azito Tony Azito ... Waiter
Jennifer Grey ... Lovey Lou
Tony Longo ... Crunch Sweeney
Rutger Hauer ... The Brain
Matt Dillon ... Regret
Stephen McHattie ... Red Henry
Anita Morris ... Miss Missouri Martin
Ethan Phillips ... Basil Valentine
Alan Ruck ... John Wangle
Dinah Manoff ... Maud Milligan
David Youse ... Busboy
Randy Quaid ... Feet Samuels
Julie Hagerty ... Harriet MacKyle
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Storyline

This musical is based on four short stories by Damon Runyon. In one tale, gambler Feet Samuels (Randy Quaid) sells his body to science just as he realizes that Hortense Hathaway (Madonna) loves him and that he would rather live than die. In another story, Harriet MacKyle's (Julie Hagerty's) parrot is killed, and she has problems dealing with her loss. Then, there is a gambler, "Regret" (Matt Dillon), who has bloodhounds on his trail when he becomes a murder suspect. Finally, "The Brain" (Rutger Hauer) is bleeding profusely, and his friends search for a way to save his life through a blood transfusion. Written by Rachaela

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Taglines:

When Life Was Glittering, Glamorous... And Dangerous...

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This film makes reference to the comic book character 'Dick Tracy'. Madonna co-starred in the filmversion of 'Dick Tracy' (1990). See more »

Goofs

The film makes reference to famous police detective Dick Tracy, however the film is set in 1928 and the Dick Tracy comic wasn't released until 1931. See more »

Quotes

Harriet MacKyle: Kill him, Basil.
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Connections

Featured in Cinemadonna: I'm Going to Tell you a Secret (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

I Surrender, Dear
Written by Gordon Clifford & Harry Barris
Performed by Madonna and Jennifer Grey
©1931 Mills Music, Inc. Copyright renewed
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Unique performance by Madonna
21 July 2000 | by Die beste FreundinSee all my reviews

After touring the world in 1987, Madonna decided to surprise her audience once again with a total departure from her previous work. Her part in ´Bloodhounds of Broadway´ is an absolute delight. She is funny and touching (something she hadn´t showed in her movies since ´Desperate seeking Susan´) as Hortance Hattaway, a twenties show girl who´s been around the block a few times and has footprints all over her back. Two of the most entertaining highlights are her performances in the nightclub where most of the action takes place (it´s New Years Eve). Especially the duet with Jeniffer Grey (who´s not dubbed, but took singing lessons to do the job herself!) is a real treat. Shame there´s no soundtrack available.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,872, 5 November 1989

Gross USA:

$43,671

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,671
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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