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Broadway Danny Rose Details

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A smaller, amusing comedy from writer/director [[Performer~P79388~Woody Allen~woodyallen]], Broadway Danny Rose begins with a bunch of show business vets sitting around a table at New York's Carnegie Deli and reminiscing about the legendary titular character, a loser of an agent who would represent anyone, including blind xylophonists, piano-playing birds, and has-been crooners with drinking problems. [[Performer~P79388~Allen~woodyallen]] plays Rose as a befuddled, warm-hearted schlub who finally has a shot at getting somewhere when he signs washed-up lounge singer Lou Canova ([[Performer~P24388~Nick Apollo Forte~nickapolloforte]]) and nearly brings his career back to life. Danny gets him a date at the Waldorf, where [[Performer~P81579~Milton Berle~miltonberle]] is in the audience, looking for guests for his TV special. Canova has a complicated love life, juggling both a wife and a girlfriend. so he enlists Danny to take the girlfriend, Tina Vitale ([[Performer~P22809~Mia Farrow~miafarrow]]), to the concert. But Canova and Tina have a fight, she goes back to her Mafioso boyfriend, and Danny winds up getting chased halfway around New York and New Jersey by the Mob. And of course, once Canova gets his big break, he dumps Danny for another agent. [[Performer~P79388~Allen~woodyallen]], [[Performer~P24388~Forte~nickapolloforte]], and especially [[Performer~P22809~Farrow~miafarrow]] all do strong work with characters that could have easily become stereotypes, and the film has a lighter, warmer touch than the [[Performer~P79388~Allen~woodyallen]] films that preceded it ([[Feature~V46653~Stardust Memories~stardustmemories]] and [[Feature~V56130~Zelig~zelig]]). ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Mia Farrow Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1984 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Woody Allen Best Original Screenplay 1984 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Woody Allen Best Original Screenplay 1984 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Woody Allen Best Director 1984 Nominee

Cast

Woody Allen
as Danny Rose
Mia Farrow
as Tina Vitale
Milton Berle
as Himself
Sandy Baron
as Himself
Jackie Gayle
as Himself
Morty Gunty
as Himself
Will Jordan
as Himself
Howard Storm
as Himself
Craig Vandenburgh
as Ray Webb
Herb Reynolds
as Barney Dunn
Sandy Richman
as Theresa
Gina de Angelis
as Johnny's Mother
Camille Saviola
as Lady at Party
Sheila Bond
as Lady at Party
Michael Badalucco
as Money Ripper
George Axler
Leo Steiner
as Deli Owner
Maurice Shrog
as Hypnotist
Joe Franklin
as Himself
Peter Castellotti
as Hood at Warehouse
Diane Zolten
Mark Hardwick
as Blind Xylophonist
Danny Aiello
Ronald Maccone
as Vincent
Paul Greco
as Vito Rispoli
William Paulson
as Fan at Waldorf
John Doumanian
as Waldorf Manager
Gilda Tortorello
as Annie
David Kieserman
as Ralph, Club Owner
Edwin Bordo
as Johnny Rispoli
Carl Pistilli
as Tommy's Brother
Tony Turco
as Rocco
Belle Berger
as Lady in Trance
Sid Winter
Frank Renzulli
as Joe Rispoli

Crew

Woody Allen
Director
Michael Peyser
Producer
Robert Greenhut
Producer
Charles H. Joffe
Producer
Woody Allen
Screenwriter
Gordon Willis
Cinematographer
Dick Hyman
Composer (Music Score)
Susan E. Morse
Editor
Ezra Swerdlow
Production Designer
Mel Bourne
Production Designer
Michael Peyser
Associate Producer
Charles H. Joffe
Executive Producer
Jeffrey Kurland
Costume Designer
James J. Sabat
Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas A. Reilly
First Assistant Director
Dick Mingalone
Camera Operator
Fern Buchner
Makeup
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