Babaloo Mandel

Highest Rated: 93% Parenthood (1989)
Lowest Rated: 6% Vibes (1988)
Birthday: Oct 13, 1949
Birthplace: Not Available
Mark "Babaloo" Mandel and his partner Lowell Ganz are responsible for writing some of the most popular comedies in contemporary American cinema. They met in a Hollywood comedy club where Mandel worked as a gag writer. Ganz was also working as a writer on the TV comedy The Odd Couple. They found they had a lot in common: both were from New York, and both idolized Billy Wilder. It was Ganz who suggested they team up to write for popular television sitcoms such as Laverne and Shirley; it was Laverne, actress Penny Marshall, who later directed one of their most popular hits, A League of Their Own (1992). They made their feature film debut with the black comedy Night Shift (1982). The stories they tell, such as the Oscar-nominated Splash (1984), are easily recognizable for their strong narrative structure and full bodied characterizations. Mandel is also notable as being a master of hardhitting punchlines.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Bob: The Musical Screenwriter 2016
18% The Tooth Fairy Screenwriter $58.6M 2010
12% Pink Panther 2 Screenwriter $36M 2009
No Score Yet The Dialogue: Learning From the Masters - Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel Actor 2006
65% Fever Pitch Screenwriter $42M 2005
64% Robots Screenwriter $128.2M 2005
35% Where the Heart Is Screenwriter 2000
64% EDtv Screenwriter 1999
25% Fathers' Day Screenwriter 1997
43% Multiplicity Screenwriter 1996
50% Forget Paris Screenwriter 1995
18% City Slickers 2 - The Legend of Curly's Gold Screenwriter 1994
28% Greedy Screenwriter 1994
58% Mr. Saturday Night 2nd Writer Screenwriter Executive Producer 1992
78% A League of Their Own Screenwriter 1992
88% City Slickers Screenwriter 1991
9% Pure Luck Screenwriter 1991
93% Parenthood Screenwriter 1989
6% Vibes Screenwriter 1988
47% The Money Pit Screenwriter 1986
33% Gung Ho Screenwriter 1986
32% Spies Like Us Screenwriter 1985
90% Splash Screenwriter Rudy 1984
92% Night Shift Screenwriter 1982


No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley
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