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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 sells his body to science just as he realizes that Hortense loves him and that he would rather... See full summary »

Director:

Howard Brookner

Writers:

Howard Brookner (screenplay), Colman deKay (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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 sells his body to science just as he realizes that Hortense loves him and that he would rather live than die. In another story, Harriet's parrot is killed, and she has problems dealing with her loss. Then, there is a gambler, "Right", who has bloodhounds on his trail when he becomes a murder suspect. Finally, "The Brain" 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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Broadway vérszopói See more »

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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Trivia

This was the only directorial effort from Howard Brookner. He died of AIDS seven months before the film was released. The film was also re-cut by the studio and Walter Winchell-inspired narration was immediately added. 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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Crazy Credits

Closing Dedication: For BRAD GOOCH See more »


Soundtracks

The Mooch
Written by Duke Ellington & Irving Mills
©1928 Mills Music, Inc. Copyright renewed
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All That Glitters Is Not Gold
2 July 2010 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

This film is "narrated" as a New York City reporter's memories of New Year's Eve 1928, called "The last big blowout of the Jazz Age," on Broadway. There are murders, crap games, and other assorted mayhem. It begins at Mindy's "infamous" restaurant. That's where, as you may (or may not) recall, Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando contemplated the sales of cheesecake and strudel. Like Mr. Sinatra, these folks say "beautiful" in all four syllables. They get the lingo, but it never really seems like genuine Damon Runyon. And, the film has good trappings, but fails to catch anything resembling a good story.

**** Bloodhounds of Broadway (5/15/89) Howard Brookner ~ Matt Dillon, Jennifer Grey, Madonna, Randy Quaid


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