Over the Brooklyn Bridge

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Over the Brooklyn Bridge
Over the Brooklyn Bridge film poster.jpg
Directed by Menahem Golan
Produced by Menahem Golan
Yoram Globus
Written by Arnold Somkin
Music by Pino Donaggio
Cinematography Adam Greenberg
Edited by Mark Goldblatt
City Films
Distributed by Cannon Films
Release dates
  • March 2, 1984 (1984-03-02)
Running time
106 minutes
Country United States
Box office $837,914[1]

Over the Brooklyn Bridge is a 1984 American comedy film directed by Menahem Golan.


Alby Sherman is a Jewish man whose father died 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 will be 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 requirement of him: Alby will receive the investment money he needs but only if he leaves his blond "shikse" Catholic girlfriend and gets married to a "nice Jewish girl".



The film was budgeted at $4 million and scheduled for six weeks. Golan completed it in five weeks, $500,000 under budget.[2]

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  1. ^ "Over the Brooklyn Bridge (1983)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 
  2. ^ Andrew Yule, Hollywood a Go-Go: An Account of the Cannon Phenomenon, Sphere Books, 1987, p. 33, ISBN 9780722193891

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