Over the Brooklyn Bridge

Over the Brooklyn Bridge

Over the Brooklyn Bridge is a 1984 American romantic comedy film directed and produced by Menahem Golan, written by Arnold Somkin, and starring Elliott Gould. It had the working title of My Darling Shiksa, referring to a Shiksa, a woman outside of the Jewish faith. The film depicts a Jewish man being forced to break up with his gentile girlfriend.


Alby Sherman is a Jewish man whose father died when he was young. He and his mother run a luncheonette in Brooklyn, but Alby has negotiated the purchase of an upscale restaurant in Manhattan, a project he cannot finance on his own. He asks his wealthy Uncle Benjamin to lend him the money. His uncle imposes only one requirement: he will lend Alby the money, but only if he leaves his "shiksa" (gentile) girlfriend.

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    contentLocation Brooklyn New York City
    director Menahem Golan
    editor Mark Goldblatt
    genre comedy romance
    keywords jewish man shiksa
    musicBy Pino Donaggio
    producer Yoram Globus
    productionCompany City Films
    publisher Cannon Films Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
    recordedAt New York City
    theme romantic comedy