Bananas (1971)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Woody Allen Fielding Mellish
Louise Lasser Nancy
Carlos Montalbán General Emilio M. Vargas
Natividad Abascal Yolanda
Jacobo Morales Esposito
Miguel Ángel Suárez Luis (as Miguel Suarez)
David Ortiz Sanchez
René Enríquez Diaz (as Rene Enríquez)
Jack Axelrod Arroyo
Howard Cosell Himself
Roger Grimsby Himself
Don Dunphy Himself
Charlotte Rae Mrs. Mellish
Stanley Ackerman Dr. Mellish
Dan Frazer Priest
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Subtitles
Director Woody Allen
Producer Axel Anderson; Antonio Encarnacion
Writer Woody Allen; Mickey Rose
Studio MGM / UA
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 1 hr 22 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 7.1
"Certified Allen hilarity! His verbal comedy is brillantly wacky!" -Time Magazine

Woody Allen's second film as a director, co-writer and star takes parody to the extreme with a brilliant send-up of everything from relationships to dictatorships. An early example of what Allen called his 'slapdash' approach to comedy, Bananas' broad, fast humor and rapid-fire witticisms form a dazzling kaleidoscope of "inspired ingenuity and comic artistry" ( Look Magazine).

When bumbling product-tester Fielding Mellish (Allen) is jilted by his girlfriend, Nancy (Louise Lasser), he heads to the tiny republic of San Marcos for a vacation…only to become kidnapped by rebels! Once the band of rebels seize power, their leader does crazy, and they replace him with Mellish, thinking he can save the country. But when Mellish is nabbed by the FBI, he is put on trial for subversion and in a side-splitting courtroom showdown -- including the most hilarious self-cross examination ever -- Woody Allen proves beyond a doubt that he is not only our most gifted satirist…he's a master comic artist.
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 264
Collection Status In Collection
Quantity 1
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1
Widescreen 1.85:1 (Anamorphic)
Layers Dual side, Single layer
UPC 027616850171
Chapters 24
Release Date 2000
Subtitles French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Collectible Booklet
Original Theatrical Trailer