Over the Brooklyn Bridge
|Over the Brooklyn Bridge|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Menahem Golan|
|Produced by||Menahem Golan|
|Written by||Arnold Somkin|
|Music by||Pino Donaggio|
|Edited by||Mark Goldblatt|
|Distributed by||Cannon Films|
Over the Brooklyn Bridge is a 1984 American romantic comedy film directed and produced by Menahem Golan, written by Anrold Somkin, and starring Elliott Gould. It has the working title of My Darling Shiksa, referring to a woman outside of the Jewish faith.
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".
- 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 (uncredited)
- Robert Gossett as Eddie
The film was budgeted at $4 million and scheduled for six weeks. Golan completed it in five weeks, $500,000 under budget.
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