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Plot, Details & Awards

Broadway Danny Rose

R In Theaters 05/24/2002 , 86min.
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Plot & 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 (Stardust Memories and Zelig).

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1984 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Director Woody Allen Nominated
1984 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Woody Allen Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1984 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Woody Allen Won

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1984 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Mia Farrow Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1984 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Woody Allen Won

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