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Broadway Danny Rose Details


A smaller, amusing comedy from writer/director Woody Allen, 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. Allen 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 (Nick Apollo Forte) and nearly brings his career back to life. Danny gets him a date at the Waldorf, where Milton Berle 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 (Mia Farrow), 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. Allen, Forte, and especially Farrow all do strong work with characters that could have easily become stereotypes, and the film has a lighter, warmer touch than the Allen films that preceded it (Farrow and Farrow). ~ Don Kaye, Rovi


Awarded by
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


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
Frank Renzulli
as Joe Rispoli
Peter Castellotti
as Hood at Warehouse
Sheila Bond
as Lady at Party
George Axler
Sandy Richman
as Theresa
John Doumanian
as Waldorf Manager
Carl Pistilli
as Tommy's Brother
Diane Zolten
William Paulson
as Fan at Waldorf
Danny Aiello
Leo Steiner
as Deli Owner
Joe Franklin
as Himself
Paul Greco
as Vito Rispoli
Gilda Tortorello
as Annie
Gina de Angelis
as Johnny's Mother
Mark Hardwick
as Blind Xylophonist
Ronald Maccone
as Vincent
Camille Saviola
as Lady at Party
Belle Berger
as Lady in Trance
Michael Badalucco
as Money Ripper
Maurice Shrog
as Hypnotist
David Kieserman
as Ralph, Club Owner
Edwin Bordo
as Johnny Rispoli
Tony Turco
as Rocco
Sid Winter


Woody Allen
Robert Greenhut
Charles H. Joffe
Michael Peyser
Woody Allen
Gordon Willis
Dick Hyman
Composer (Music Score)
Susan E. Morse
Mel Bourne
Production Designer
Ezra Swerdlow
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