This throwback to Woodman classic has Allen starring as Danny Rose, a two-bit theatrical agent in Manhattan, representing the bottom of the barrel -- including a one-armed juggler and the '50s-style crooner Lou Canova (Nick Apollo Forte in his first and only film appearance to date). Lou turns out to be Danny's only hope for success as the city decides it'd like a taste of kitschy nostalgia -- and soon enough Lou's ego has climbed into the J. Lo strata.
Lou's most pressing demand involves Danny's covert escorting of Lou's mistress Tina (Mia Farrow in her biggest wig and sunglasses getup ever) to Lou's concerts. Not only does Danny ("I'm just the beard!") have to contend with the duplicity with Lou's wife, but he also becomes intertwined in a mob mess, culminating in a high-pitched shootout amongst helium balloons.
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