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  • AA
  • Comedy
  • 1971
  • 81 mins

Bananas

Bananas

Synopsis

This hilarious early Woody Allen film sees the be-spectacled super un-strong man joining a group of guerrilla jungle fighters to impress a girl

About

To impress a girl with leftish pretensions, Allen joins government rebels in fictional San Marcos, where he is welcomed with open arms as bait for the opposition.

Allen, of course, is a fish out of water, and the joke-a-minute script keeps up the hilarity, managing to gloss over some incoherence in the drama, and Allen's as yet very basic filmmaking skills.

One of the early, funny films that a more mature Allen would dismiss later in his career, but nevertheless worth seeing again and again.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Carlos Montalban, Miguel Suarez, Natividad Abascal, Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Jacobo Morales
  • Director: Woody Allen
  • Writer: Woody Allen, Mickey Ross
  • Producer: Charles H Joffe, Jack Grossberg
  • Photographer: Andrew Costikyan

In a nutshell

And the revolution culminates with the declaration that San Marco's official language will be Swedish.

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