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Babaloo Mandel

Highest Rated: 92% Night Shift (1982)

Lowest Rated: 17% City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994)

Birthday: Oct 13, 1949

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

As one of the most successful comedy screenwriting teams in Hollywood, Marc "Babaloo" Mandel, along with writing partner Lowell Ganz, penned some of the biggest hits of the 1980s and 1990s. After serving time as a joke writer for comedians like Joan Rivers, Mandel partnered with Ganz and embarked on an incredibly successful feature career that benefited from frequent collaborations with producer Brian Glazer and director Ron Howard, starting with "Night Shift" (1982). Mandel and Ganz went on to write huge hits like "Splash" (1984) and "Parenthood" (1989). Mandel and Ganz had perhaps their greatest success, both critically and commercially, with "City Slickers" (1991), and followed up with the warmhearted comedy about a forgotten piece of history, "A League of Their Own" (1992). They followed this with projects such as "Multiplicity" (1996) and "Father's Day" (1997). Following a period where they wrote uncredited drafts of several high-profile projects, Mandel and Ganz reemerged with "Robots" (2005) and "Fever Pitch" (2005), both of which displayed the comic touch that was on full display during the height of their careers.



17% 41% Tooth Fairy Screenwriter $60M 2010
64% 53% Robots Screenwriter - 2005
65% 60% Fever Pitch Screenwriter $42.1M 2005
35% 76% Where the Heart Is Writer (Screenplay) $33.8M 2000
64% 30% EDtv Writer $22.4M 1999
43% 49% Multiplicity Screenwriter $20.1M 1996
50% 56% Forget Paris Writer (Screenplay) $32M 1995
32% 47% Greedy Screenwriter $12.4M 1994
17% 31% City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold Writer (Screenplay) $43.4M 1994
78% 84% A League of Their Own Writer $105.1M 1992
58% 38% Mr. Saturday Night Writer,
Executive Producer
$12.6M 1992
90% 64% City Slickers Writer $119.8M 1991
91% 76% Parenthood Screenwriter $99.6M 1989
32% 56% Spies Like Us Screenwriter $56.5M 1985
91% 58% Splash Screenwriter - 1984
92% 63% Night Shift Screenwriter - 1982


23% No Score Yet Hiller and Diller Executive Producer,
No Score Yet No Score Yet Parenthood Executive Producer,
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories Writer 1986


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