Bloodhounds of Broadway

1989

Comedy / Drama / Romance

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Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 23%
IMDb Rating 5.6 10 1146

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Cast

Steve Buscemi as Whining Willie
Matt Dillon as Regret
Johnny Crawford as Musician
Michael Wincott as Soupy Mike

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ptb-8 7 / 10

Little Missed Box office

Hmmm, unreleased, huh. This film might be the At Long Last Love of gangster musicals. From a Guys and Dolls perspective, BLOODHOUNDS is a funny and quite lavish Damon Runyan inspired semi musical with an astonishing cast. It was not released in cinemas in Australia and it really should have been. There is nothing at all preventing this film from doing good business if it has been promoted to be exactly what it is: an all star gangster musical with a huge and famous cast. I saw it on tape promoted as "Found! The lost Madonna movie" which is an outrageous deceit, given the many other more interesting actors, all gussied up and frantically rushing about from one nightclub to the other in snowy city streets. Madonna's great duet with Jennifer Grey, fresh from Dirty Dancing would alone have been enough to propel this funny pretty pic into any number of luxury cinemas (we still had them in the 80s). But, no, it wasn't to be and this easy to love 30s farce is still rather lost. What a waste! Lets see if a DVD release (with possibly fascinating interviews and extras) sees BLOODHOUNDS OF Broadway deservedly find its delighted audience. Apparently it opened in ONE New York cinema in 1989 with a reel missing. It was reviewed that way and unknowingly played like that for several weeks. Thus damaging its survival and any further plans.

Reviewed by Red7Eric 9 / 10

De-lovely

If you like the jargon and swagger of "Guys & Dolls," you should enjoy "Bloodhounds of Broadway," another collection of Damon Runyon stories pieces together to make an ensemble film, without quite as much music. This one unfolds much like a three-act play. The first act takes place during the day on December 31, 1928. The second rings in the New Year and the third shows our characters meeting their (mostly) happy endings the next morning. The fact that 1929 will not be universally kind to all of them adds a bittersweet note to the final frames. Madonna has a small role, and it's not her finest performance, but saddled with the clichéd "showgirl with a heart of gold" character, she does well, and her final moments with co-star Randy Quaid are charming. Quaid himself gives a marvelous performance, as does Julie Hagerty as a "society dame" who'd rather be a gun moll, and Rutger Hauer as a dying gangster in an effective and underplayed morality story.

Reviewed by Die beste Freundin 7 / 10

Unique performance by Madonna

After touring the world in 1987, Madonna decided to surprise her audience once again with a total departure from her previous work. Her part in ´Bloodhounds of Broadway´ is an absolute delight. She is funny and touching (something she hadn´t showed in her movies since ´Desperate seeking Susan´) as Hortance Hattaway, a twenties show girl who´s been around the block a few times and has footprints all over her back. Two of the most entertaining highlights are her performances in the nightclub where most of the action takes place (it´s New Years Eve). Especially the duet with Jeniffer Grey (who´s not dubbed, but took singing lessons to do the job herself!) is a real treat. Shame there´s no soundtrack available.

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