Bullets Over Broadway (1994) USA
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Director:Woody Allen
Producer:Charles H. Joffe, Helen Robin, J.E. Beaucaire, Jack Rollins, Jean Doumanian
Writer:Woody Allen, Douglas McGrath
Date Added:2006-10-06
Purchased On:2006-06-10
Awards:Won Oscar. Another 15 wins & 12 nominations
Picture Format:Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
Languages:English, Unknown
Woody Allen  ...  (Director)
Woody Allen, Douglas McGrath  ...  (Writer)
John Cusack  ...  David Shayne
Dianne Wiest  ...  Helen Sinclair
Jennifer Tilly  ...  Olive Neal
Chazz Palminteri  ...  Cheech
Mary-Louise Parker  ...  Ellen
Jack Warden  ...  Julian Marx
Joe Viterelli  ...  Nick Valenti
Rob Reiner  ...  Sheldon Flender
Tracey Ullman  ...  Eden Brent
Jim Broadbent  ...  Warner Purcell
Harvey Fierstein  ...  Sid Loomis
Stacey Nelkin  ...  Rita
Malgorzata Zajaczkowska  ...  Lili (as Margaret Sophie Stein)
Charles Cragin  ...  Rifkin
Nina Sonja Peterson  ...  Josette (as Nina Sonya Peterson)
Edie Falco  ...  
Hope W. Sacharoff  ...  
Debi Mazar  ...  
Brian McConnachie  ...  
Tony Sirico  ...  
Nina von Arx  ...  Josette (as Nina Sonya Peterson)
Comments: A killer comedy!

Summary: One of Woody Allen's best films of the '90s, Bullets over Broadway stars John Cusack as a virtual Woody surrogate, a neurotic, Jazz Age writer whose new play sounds wooden and unrealistic to a low-level mobster (Chazz Palminteri) assigned to watch over his boss's actress-girlfriend (Jennifer Tilly). When the hood starts contributing better story ideas and dialogue than what the official playwright can conjure, questions (not unlike those of Amadeus) about the price we pay to make art at the expense of other responsibilities are intriguingly raised. Palminteri gives a very interesting performance as the enforcer waking up to the desperate (and almost feminine) demands of his own creative psyche, and Dianne Wiest (who won an Oscar), Tracey Ullman, Jim Broadbent, and Jennifer Tilly are very funny together playing the ensemble cast of Cusack's play. --Tom Keogh