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Over the Brooklyn Bridge

Over the Brooklyn Bridge
Over the Brooklyn Bridge film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMenahem Golan
Produced byMenahem Golan
Yoram Globus
Written byArnold Somkin
StarringElliott Gould
Margaux Hemingway
Sid Caeser
Burt Young
Shelley Winters
Music byPino Donaggio
CinematographyAdam Greenberg
Edited byMark Goldblatt
City Films
Distributed byCannon Films
Release date
  • March 2, 1984 (1984-03-02)
Running time
106 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$837,914[1]

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".



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

See also


  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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