Over the Brooklyn Bridge
|Over the Brooklyn Bridge|
|Directed by||Menahem Golan|
|Produced by||Menahem Golan
|Written by||Arnold Somkin|
|Music by||Pino Donaggio|
|Edited by||Mark Goldblatt|
|Running time||106 minutes|
Over the Brooklyn Bridge is a 1984 American comedy film directed by Menahem Golan.
Alby Sherman is a Jewish man whose father dies when he was young. He and his mother run a candy store in Brooklyn, but Alby dreams of opening his own restaurant in Manhattan, a project which is very expensive. Finding the perfect location, a restaurant whose owner is moving to another location, he asks his wealthy Uncle Benjamin to lend him the money. His uncle imposes an odious blackmail on him: Alby will have the money only if he leaves his "shikse" Catholic girlfriend and get married to a "nice Jewish girl".
- Elliott Gould as Alby Sherman
- Margaux Hemingway as Elizabeth Anderson
- Sid Caesar as Uncle Benjamin
- Burt Young as Phil
- Shelley Winters as Becky Sherman
- Carol Kane as Cheryl
- Sarah Michelle Gellar as Phil's daughter
The film was budgeted at $4million and scheduled for six weeks. Golan completed it in five weeks, $500,000 under budget.
- Andrew Yule, Hollywood a Go-Go: The True Story of the Cannon Film Empire, Sphere Books, 1987 p33
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