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 Anrold Somkin, and starring Elliott Gould. It has the working title of My Darling Shiksa, referring to a woman outside of the Jewish faith.


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 "shikse" (gentile) girlfriend.

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