About the film
The House of Blue Leaves
Release Date: May 25, 1987
|Production Companies||:||American Playhouse, Brandman Productions, Public Broadcasting Service|
|Producers||:||Michael Brandman, Gregory Mosher, Iris Merlis, Marc Bauman, Bernard Gersten, Martha Benedek|
On the day in 1965 that the Pope visits New York and masses of people line the streets in adulation, Artie, a zookeeper living in Sunnyside, Queens, thinks it's time for his life to be blessed, too. He desperately wants to escape his lower middle-class existence and become a popular singer and songwriter, but his life is complicated by an ambitious mistress, a crazy wife and a bomb-making son.