Mighty Aphrodite


1h 33m 1995

Brief Synopsis

An upscale New York couple decide to adopt a child. Years later, after he proves to be extremely intelligent, the adoptive father sets out to find the biological mother who, he believes, must be a genius. Instead, he finds a young woman who is a prostitute with a scarred past.

Film Details

Also Known As
Maudite Aphrodite, Poderosa Afrodita, På tal om Afrodite
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Thomas Gould
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE RELEASING/MIRAMAX
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Teatro Greco, Taormina, Sicily, Italy; Belmont Park, Elmont, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

An upscale New York couple decide to adopt a child. Years later, after he proves to be extremely intelligent, the adoptive father sets out to find the biological mother who, he believes, must be a genius. Instead, he finds a young woman who is a prostitute with a scarred past.

Crew

Woody Allen

Screenplay

Gary Alper

Sound Mixer

Erika Aronson

Location Assistant

Letty Aronson

Co-Executive Producer

David E Baron

Assistant Camera

J.e. Beaucaire

Executive Producer

Mary Berry

Music

Kent Blocher

Assistant Editor

Susan Bode

Set Decorator

Deborah Brozina

Camera Trainee

Fern Buchner

Makeup Designer

Nicolo Buongiorno

Production

Ronald J. Burke

Best Boy Grip

Sal Carino

Auditor

Kay Chapin

Script Supervisor

Lauren G Chapin

Assistant

Jack Coffen

Best Boy Electric

Alexander Cohen

Production Assistant

Lucia Comelli

Production Supervisor

Sidney Cooper

Original Music

Al Dana

Music

Graciela Daniele

Choreographer

Kenny Davern

Original Music

Carlo Di Palma

Director Of Photography

Carlo Di Palma

Dp/Cinematographer

Patricia Kerrigan Dicerto

Casting Assistant

Lee Dichter

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Frank Didio

Carpenter

Drew Dillard

Location Scout

Julia Wilson Dixon

Dialect Coach

Jean Doumanian

Executive Producer

Genka Emili

Production

Paul Evans

Music

Chrissy Faith

Music

Dan Evans Farkas

Assistant Sound Editor

Judie Fixler

Casting

John Frosk

Original Music

Vince Giordano

Original Music

Gianni Giovagnoni

Art Director

John Glaser

Assistant Costume Designer

Thomas Gould

Cable Operator

Milt Grayson

Music

Michael Green

Assistant Camera

Romaine Greene

Hair

Robert Greenhut

Producer

Vincent Guarriello

Construction

Kenneth L. Halsband

Location Assistant

Brian Hamill

Photography

Robert Hein

Supervising Sound Editor

Joel Helleny

Original Music

Hernando Henao

Craft Service

Bradford L Hohle

Consultant

Dori Golod Howell

Assistant Production Coordinator

Sam Hutchins

Location Scout

Dick Hyman

Music Arranger

Dick Hyman

Music Conductor

Dick Hyman

Music Composer

Charles H. Joffe

Co-Executive Producer

Kenny Karen

Music

Eric Kopeloff

Assistant

Scott Kordish

Production Coordinator

Caryn Krooth

Production Assistant

William Kruzykowski

Assistant Editor

Jeffrey Kurland

Costume Designer

Randy Lawrence

Music

Nancy Lefkowitz

Production Assistant

Walter Levinsky

Music Engineer

Stuart Levy

Foley

Valeria Licurgo

Production

Glenn Lloyd

Art Department Coordinator

Santo Loquasto

Production Designer

Jeff Lyons

Music

John A Machione

Production Auditor

Charles Magruder

Music

June Magruder

Music

Joe Malin

Music Coordinator

Patrick J Mangan

Dga Trainee

Lilene Mansell

Dialect Coach

Michael Mark

Music

Arlene Martell

Music

George Masso

Original Music

James Mazzola

Property Master

Kimberly R Mccord

Sound Editor

Harold Mcevoy

Transportation Captain

Sylvia Menno

Dialogue Editor

Helen Miles

Music

Jenna Miles

Music

Dick Mingalone

Camera Operator

Susan E Morse

Editor

Wayne Moss

Carpenter

Fabio Napolitano

Production

Richard Patrick

Assistant Director

Richard Patrick

Unit Director

Virginia Patton

Costumer

Ron Petagna

Construction Coordinator

Paolo Pioggia

Production Manager

Bucky Pizzarelli

Original Music

Michael Proscia

Gaffer

Robert Ragaini

Music

Thomas Reilly

Associate Producer

Thomas Reilly

Assistant Director

Lenny Roberts

Music

Dana Robin

Location Manager

Helen Robin

Production Manager

Helen Robin

Coproducer

Jack Rollins

Co-Executive Producer

Willie Rosario

Choreographer

Annette Sanders

Music

Randy Sandke

Original Music

Werner Scherer

Hair

Phil Schulz

Production Assistant

Kevin De Simone

Music

Cinzia Sleiter

Production

Micah Solomon

Boom Operator

Ted Sommer

Original Music

James Sorice

Scenic Artist

Melissa Stanton

Wardrobe Supervisor

Marce Sterner

Location Scout

Pete Tavis

Transportation Captain

Chap Taylor

Production Assistant

Juliet Taylor

Casting

Todd Thaler

Casting

Vaneese Y Thomas

Music

Carl Turnquest

Projectionist

Michele Virgilio

Production Manager

Mark Von Holstein

Location Scout

Bob Ward

Key Grip

Tom Warren

Art Director

David C Weinman

On-Set Dresser

Frank Wess

Original Music

Joe Wilder

Original Music

Gilbert S Williams

Production Assistant

Benjamin Wilson

Wardrobe Supervisor

Chuck Wilson

Original Music

Cary Wong

Production Assistant

Tom Yeager

Location Manager

Roy B Yokelson

Music Engineer

Melissa Zaroff

Production Assistant

Ian Zdatny

Scenic Artist

Joseph Zolfo

Production Assistant

Rosemarie Zurlo

Makeup

Film Details

Also Known As
Maudite Aphrodite, Poderosa Afrodita, På tal om Afrodite
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Thomas Gould
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE RELEASING/MIRAMAX
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Teatro Greco, Taormina, Sicily, Italy; Belmont Park, Elmont, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Award Wins

Best Supporting Actress

1995
Mira Sorvino

Award Nominations

Best Original Screenplay

1995

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 1995 award for Best Supporting Actress (Mira Sorvino) from the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

Winner of the National Board of Review's 1995 award for Best Supporting Actress (Mira Sorvino).

Winner of the New York Film Critics Circle's 1995 award for Best Supporting Actress (Mira Sorvino).

Woody Allen was nominated for the 1995 award for Best Screenplay Written Directly For the Screen by the Writers Guild of America (WGA).

Released in United States Fall October 27, 1995

Expanded Release in United States November 3, 1995

Expanded Release in United States November 10, 1995

Released in United States on Video June 18, 1996

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States October 1995

Released in United States November 1995

Shown at Venice Film Festival (out of competition) August 30 - September 9, 1995.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Closing Night) October 12-29, 1995.

Shown at London Film Festival November 2-19, 1995.

The 25th feature directed by filmmaker Woody Allen. Some additional photography took place in Italy and New York after the wrap of principal photography mid December 1994.

Completed shooting December 16, 1994.

Began shooting October 3, 1994.

Released in United States Fall October 27, 1995

Expanded Release in United States November 3, 1995

Expanded Release in United States November 10, 1995

Released in United States on Video June 18, 1996

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at Venice Film Festival (out of competition) August 30 - September 9, 1995.)

Released in United States October 1995 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Closing Night) October 12-29, 1995.)

Released in United States November 1995 (Shown at London Film Festival November 2-19, 1995.)