A 1984 Comedy Drama
written and directed by Woody Allen
, starring him and his then-girlfriend Mia Farrow. The title character is a well-meaning New York City talent agent whose efforts to fix a past-his-prime singer's personal life unwittingly anger two mobsters.
Notable for being Nick Apollo Forte's acting debut (and, to date, sole performance) in a feature film. Also includes appearances by Milton Berle, Will Jordan, Jack Rollins, and many others as themselves
This film provides examples of:
- Chained Heat: After being abducted by the vengeful Rispoli brothers, Danny and Tina end up tied together on top of a table. The captives must work to get themselves in an upright position and finally loosen the ropes. Of course, their effort to escape involves their bodies rubbing vigorously and repeatedly against each other.
- Helium Speech
- Meaningful Echo: "Acceptance, forgiveness, love".
- My God, What Have I Done?: After betraying Danny by encouraging Lou to sign up with a more influential agent and abandon Danny after everything Danny has done for him, Tina soon comes to regret her decision.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Danny. "May I interject one statement at this juncture? And I don't mean to be didactic or facetious in any way..."
- The Beard: Tina pretends to date Danny in order to attend Lou's big performance discreetly.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Lou, who abandons Danny for a more prestigious talent agent on the verge of a major comeback, after Danny has given everything to get Lou back into the spotlight.