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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film went into nationwide release with one reel missing. No one noticed. See more »

Goofs

Jennifer Grey and Madonna perform a rendition of "I Surrender Dear", however the film is set in 1928 and the first version of the song 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 »

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Featured in Cinemadonna: Who's That Girl (2014) See more »

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The Man From Harlem
Written by Will Hudson
©1933 Mills Music, Inc. Copyright renewed
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30 November 2005 | by Red7EricSee all my reviews

If you like the jargon and swagger of "Guys & Dolls," you should enjoy "Bloodhounds of Broadway," another collection of Damon Runyon stories pieces together to make an ensemble film, without quite as much music. This one unfolds much like a three-act play. The first act takes place during the day on December 31, 1928. The second rings in the New Year and the third shows our characters meeting their (mostly) happy endings the next morning. The fact that 1929 will not be universally kind to all of them adds a bittersweet note to the final frames. Madonna has a small role, and it's not her finest performance, but saddled with the clichéd "showgirl with a heart of gold" character, she does well, and her final moments with co-star Randy Quaid are charming. Quaid himself gives a marvelous performance, as does Julie Hagerty as a "society dame" who'd rather be a gun moll, and Rutger Hauer as a dying gangster in an effective and underplayed morality story.


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