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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:

Bloodhounds of Broadway 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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Trivia

This was the only directorial effort from Howard Brookner. He died of AIDS seven months before the film was released. The film was also re-cut by the studio and Walter Winchell-inspired narration was immediately added. See more »

Goofs

The film makes reference to famous police detective Dick Tracy, however the film is set in 1928 and the Dick Tracy comic wasn't released until 1931. See more »

Quotes

Harriet MacKyle: Kill him, Basil.
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Crazy Credits

In Memory of Howard Brookner and LUIS SAN JORJO See more »


Soundtracks

I Surrender, Dear
Written by Gordon Clifford & Harry Barris
Performed by Madonna and Jennifer Grey
©1931 Mills Music, Inc. Copyright renewed
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A real pulp fiction from Howard Brookner
16 September 1998 | by star-30See all my reviews

Love, laugh and a tragic comedy from the Broadway of the 1920s. Based on novells by Damon Runyon director Howard Brookner (who died of AIDS) in his first and last movie "Bloodhounds" shows the world of gangsters, go-go girls and other bastards. Madonna, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Grey, Esai Morales , Steve Buscemi are all very good, but Randy Quaid takes the palm. Gotta see it!


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