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FULL SYNOPSIS

Bullets Over Broadway is a [[Performer~P79388~Woody Allen~woodyallen]] romp that, as the title suggests, combines gangsters with show business at the height of the Roaring Twenties. David Shayne ([[Performer~P16329~John Cusack~johncusack]]) is a straight-arrow playwright who plans to stand firm against compromising his work, but quickly abandons that stance when his producer ([[Performer~P74681~Jack Warden~jackwarden]]) finds a backer to mount his show on Broadway. There's just one catch, however: the backer is a mobster ([[Performer~P73725~Joe Viterelli~joeviterelli]]) who sees Shayne's play as a vehicle for his dizzy, talent-free girlfriend, Olive ([[Performer~P71015~Jennifer Tilly~jennifertilly]]). Shayne also has to deal with the demands of veteran theatre diva Helen Sinclair ([[Performer~P76163~Dianne Wiest~diannewiest]]) and is shocked to discover that Olive's hitman bodyguard, Cheech ([[Performer~P54860~Chazz Palminteri~chazzpalminteri]]), is probably a better playwright than he is, as he secretly revises Shayne's work when he sits in on rehearsals. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

  • Release date:September 16, 1994

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jeffrey Kurland Best Costume Design 1994 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Dianne Wiest Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1993 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Dianne Wiest Best Supporting Actress 1993 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Dianne Wiest Best Supporting Actress 1994 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Dianne Wiest Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1994 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Dianne Wiest Best Supporting Actress 1994 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dianne Wiest Best Supporting Actress 1994 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Dianne Wiest Best Supporting Actress 1994 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Dianne Wiest Best Supporting Actress 1994 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jennifer Tilly Best Supporting Actress 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Santo Loquasto Best Art Direction 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Woody Allen Best Original Screenplay 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Woody Allen Best Director 1994 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Woody Allen Best Screenplay 1994 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Chazz Palminteri Best Supporting Actor 1994 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Chazz Palminteri Best Supporting Actor 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Chazz Palminteri Best Supporting Actor 1994 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Robert Greenhut Best Picture 1994 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Douglas McGrath Best Original Screenplay 1994 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Douglas McGrath Best Screenplay 1994 Nominee

Cast

John Cusack
as David Shayne
Jack Warden
as Julian Marx
Chazz Palminteri
as Cheech
Joe Viterelli
as Nick Valenti
Jennifer Tilly
as Olive Neal
Dianne Wiest
as Helen Sinclair
Mary-Louise Parker
as Ellen
Rob Reiner
as Sheldon Flender
Harvey Fierstein
as Sid Loomis
Jim Broadbent
as Warner Purcell
Tracey Ullman
as Eden Brent
Carl Reiner
Frank Aquilino
as Hood
Peter Castellotti
as Waterfront Hood
Victor Colicchio
as Waterfront Hood
Lou Eppolito
as Waterfront Hood
Paul Herman
as Maitre d'
Dayle Haddon
as Backstage Well-Wisher
Stacey Nelkin
as Rita
John Doumanian
as Backstage Well-Wisher
Benay Venuta
as Theatre Well-Wisher
Brian McConnachie
as Mitch Sabine
Peter McRobbie
as Man at Theatre
Howard Erskine
as Theatre Well-Wisher
Alan Arkin
Tony Sirico
as Rocco
Charles Cragin
as Rifkin
Tony Conforti
as Waterfront Hood
Tony Darrow
as Aldo
Edie Falco
as Lorna
Gene Canfield
as Waterfront Hood
Fran McGee
as Movie Theatre Victim
Debi Mazar
as Vi
John Ventimiglia
as Waterfront Hood
John di Benedetto
as Waterfront Hood
Ken Roberts
as Theatre Well-Wisher
Margaret Sophie Stein
as Lili

Crew

Woody Allen
Director
Robert Greenhut
Producer
Woody Allen
Screenwriter
Douglas McGrath
Screenwriter
Carlo Di Palma
Cinematographer
Frank Graziadei
Musical Direction/Supervision
Susan E. Morse
Editor
Santo Loquasto
Production Designer
Tom Warren
Art Director
Letty Aronson
Co-producer
Helen Robin
Co-producer
Charles H. Joffe
Co-producer
Thomas A. Reilly
Associate Producer
J.E. Beaucaire
Executive Producer
Jean Doumanian
Executive Producer
Susan Bode-Tyson
Set Designer
Jeffrey Kurland
Costume Designer
Richard Patrick
First Assistant Director
Thomas A. Reilly
First Assistant Director
Graciela Daniele
Choreography
Juliet Taylor
Casting
Jonathan Filley
Production Manager
Helen Robin
Production Manager
Joseph Campayno
Makeup
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