Duration: 84 min.
A hapless talent manager named Danny Rose, by helping a client, gets dragged into a love triangle involving the mob. His story is told in flashback, an anecdote shared amongst a group of comedians over lunch at New York's Carnegie Deli. Rose's one-man talent agency represents countless incompetent entertainers, including a one-legged tap dancer, and one slightly talented one: washed-up lounge singer Lou Canova (Nick Apollo Forte), whose career is on the rebound.
talky, clever, witty, humorous, touching, semi serious, intellectual, feel good, realistic, cerebral ...
gangsters, mafia, gangster, comedy of errors, couple relations, relationships, mob, urban, love triangle, screwball, character study, dialogue, hotel, mistaken identity, drinking, organized crime, storytelling, redemption, showbiz, farce, period piece, crime gone awry, loneliness, dialogue driven, deadpan ...
20th century, 80s, 1930s, 1920s
new york, new jersey, usa