Watch Over the Brooklyn Bridge
In the 1984 comedy-drama film, Over the Brooklyn Bridge, directed by Menahem Golan, Elliott Gould plays Alby Sherman, a wise-cracking, fast-talking Jewish guy from Brooklyn who dreams of getting out of his father's bakery business and making it big in Manhattan's showbiz scene. Margaux Hemingway portrays his love interest, a struggling actress named Jennifer, and Sid Caesar appears as his overbearing, old-school father, Harry.
The film begins with Alby, a divorced father of two, struggling to maintain his relationship with his teenage daughter, Ellen, who blames him for the divorce and resents his neglectful parenting. Despite his financial and familial problems, Alby's cocky demeanor never falters and he persists in his pursuit of fame and fortune, confident that he can make it big if he can just get the right break.
His opportunity finally arrives when he meets an eccentric millionaire, Benjamin Cohen, played by Frank Corsaro, who promises to bankroll his dream of producing a Broadway show-stopping number. However, in exchange for his support, Cohen demands that Alby help him reconcile with his estranged daughter, Ginette, who lives in Paris.
Alby agrees, but in typical fashion, he botches things up and finds himself stranded in Paris with Ginette, played by Katherine Helmond, who insists on taking control of the reunion plan. The unlikely duo soon discovers that their personalities clash, but they struggle to work together to overcome the obstacles of cultural differences and mistrust.
Along the way, they encounter a colorful cast of characters, including a French cook, a maitre d', a private detective, and a flamenco dancer, each adding to the film's quirky, comedic elements. Hemingway's character, Jennifer, also appears in Paris, adding a romantic subplot to the story.
The film's signature scene takes place on the Brooklyn Bridge, where Alby and Ginette reunite with Cohen, creating a heartwarming moment that encapsulates the movie's themes of reconciliation and forgiveness.
Overall, Over the Brooklyn Bridge is a light-hearted film that explores the complexities of family relationships, the pursuit of fame and fortune, and cultural differences. Gould delivers a charming performance as the fast-talking, lovable Alby, and the supporting cast adds depth and humor to the film.
Over the Brooklyn Bridge is a 1984 comedy. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7.