Release dateMarch 2, 1984 (1984-03-02) CastElliott Gould (Alby Sherman), Margaux Hemingway (Elizabeth Anderson), Sid Caesar (Uncle Benjamin), Carol Kane (Cheryl), Burt Young (Phil), Shelley Winters (Becky) Similar moviesCrossing Delancey (1988), Kissing Jessica Stein (2001), Jewtopia (2012), Paris Manhattan (2012), Menahem Golan directed Over the Brooklyn Bridge and The Magician of Lublin
TaglineA Comedy that spans 1 mile, 2 romances, 3 careers, 4 days, 5 relatives and $379,000.
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Over the Brooklyn Bridge is a 1984 American comedy film directed by Menahem Golan.
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".
Elliott Gould as Alby Sherman
Margaux Hemingway as Elizabeth Anderson
Sid Caesar as Uncle Benjamin
Burt Young as Phil
Shelley Winters as Becky Sherman
Carol Kane as Cheryl
Sarah Michelle Gellar as Phil's Daughter (uncredited)
The film was budgeted at $4 million and scheduled for six weeks. Golan completed it in five weeks, $500,000 under budget.