Bloodhounds of Broadway

Bloodhounds of Broadway

Director: Howard Brookner

Cast: Howard Brookner, Julie Hagerty, Randy Quaid, Madonna

     
 

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Produced for theatrical released by PBS' American Playhouse, Bloodhounds of Broadway is not exactly a remake of the 1952 film of the same name, though both pictures use the same Damon Runyon stories as inspiration. The scene is Broadway: the time is New Year's Eve, 1928. Madonna plays small town girl-turned-hoofer Hortense Hathaway, who loves gamblerSee more details below

Overview

Produced for theatrical released by PBS' American Playhouse, Bloodhounds of Broadway is not exactly a remake of the 1952 film of the same name, though both pictures use the same Damon Runyon stories as inspiration. The scene is Broadway: the time is New Year's Eve, 1928. Madonna plays small town girl-turned-hoofer Hortense Hathaway, who loves gambler Feet Samuels (Randy Quaid) more than somewhat. Since it is known far and wide that Feet has not a penny to his name, he must find some way to pay off his debts in a hurry. So he offers to sell his huge feet to a demented-an operation which will, alas, cost Feet the use of his life. Upon waking up to the fact that Hortense loves him, Feet decides that he prefers breathing to pushing up daisies. Meanwhile, a society doll named Harriet MacKyle (Julie Hagerty) turns on the spigots when her pet parrot is laid low by a clumsy gunman. And while all this is transpiring, high-roller Regret (Matt Dillon) has to beat a murder rap. Even while Regret is sweating it out, "The Brain" (Rutger Hauer), who is bleeding profusely after confronting the business end of a shiv, searches high and low for someone willing to donate blood to save his life. If you can, keep an eye out for author William Burroughs as a butler. Bloodhounds of Broadway was the first non-documentary effort of filmmaker Howard Brookner-and the last, since he died before the film was released. To gloss over the film's plot holes, the distributors added a Winchell-like narrator to the proceedings, courtesy of actor Joseph Sommer.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/23/1994
UPC:
0043396502734
Original Release:
1989
Rating:
NR
Source:
Sony Pictures

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Julie Hagerty Harriet MacKyle
Randy Quaid Feet Samuels
Madonna Hortense Hathaway
Jennifer Grey Lovey Lou
Esai Morales Handsome Jack Maddigan
Ethan Phillips Basil Valentine
Rutger Hauer Brain
Matt Dillon Regret
Anita Morris Miss Missouri 'Mizzoo' Martin
Josef Sommer Waldo Winchester
Shelly Abend Long George
Gerry Bamman Inspector McNamara
Black Eyed Susan Minnie the Shrimp
Howard Brookner Daffy Jack
Graham Brown Doc Frischer
William S. Burroughs Butler
Steve Buscemi Whining Willie
Helmar Augustus Cooper Brother Divine
Colman de Kay Nosmo
Robert Donley Doc Bodeeker
George Ede Judge Witherspoon
Richard Edson Johnny Crackow
Grant Forsberg Cab Driver
Patrick Garner Rodent Ralph
Googy Gress McGinty
Tony Longo Crunch Sweeney
Stephen McHattie Red Henry
Mark Nelson Sam the Skate
John Rothman Marvin Clay
Alan Ruck John Wangle
Veryle Rupp Whitey
Herschel Sparber Big Shelley
Fisher Stevens Hotfoot Harry
Leonard Termo Goodtime Nate Fishkin
Lynette Tompkins Showgirl
Tamara Tunie Cynthia Harris
William Murray Weiss Joey the Toothpick
Tobin Wheeler Fleming Meeks
Michael Wincott Soupy Mike
David Youse Busboy
Ed Zang Hymie Weisberger
Louis Zorich Mindy
Vince Giordano "300 Club" Musician
Tony Azito Waiter
Linda Beausoleil Showgirl
Stellar Bennett Thelma
Jean Brookner Woman
Jane Brucker Charlott
Nicole Burdette Woman on Corner
Cathryn de Prume Showgirl
Sara Driver Yvette
Cynthia Friberg Showgirl
Lorien House Showgirl
Dinah Manoff Maud Milligan
Katherine Monick Bobby Baker
Dana Pinchera Showgirl
Madeleine Potter Widow Mary

Technical Credits
Howard Brookner Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Ruth Ammon Set Decoration/Design
Linda Conaway-Parsloe Production Designer
Elliot Davis Cinematographer
Colman de Kay Screenwriter
David Scott Gagnon Special Effects
Jery Hewitt Stunts
Lidsay Law Producer
Arthur Lorenz Special Effects
Diane Martel Choreography
Abigail Murray Costumes/Costume Designer
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor Costumes/Costume Designer
Nina Port Makeup
Jefferson Sage Art Director
Jonathan Sheffer Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Camilla Toniolo Editor

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