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Babaloo Mandel

Highest Rated:   95% Night Shift (1982)
Lowest Rated:   6% Vibes (1988)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Bob: The Musical
  • Screenwriter
2016
18% The Tooth Fairy
  • Screenwriter
$58.6M 2010
12% Pink Panther 2
  • Screenwriter
$36.0M 2009
No Score Yet The Dialogue: Learning From the Masters - Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel
  • Actor
2006
65% Fever Pitch
  • Screenwriter
$42.0M 2005
64% Robots
  • Screenwriter
$128.2M 2005
No Score Yet Mr. Saturday Night
  • Screenwriter
2002
35% Where the Heart Is
  • Screenwriter
2000
63% EDtv
  • Screenwriter
1999
25% Fathers' Day
  • Screenwriter
1997
44% Multiplicity
  • Screenwriter
1996
50% Forget Paris
  • Screenwriter
1995
19% City Slickers 2 - The Legend of Curly's Gold
  • Screenwriter
1994
29% Greedy
  • Screenwriter
1994
56% Mr. Saturday Night
  • 2nd Writer
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
1992
77% A League of Their Own
  • Screenwriter
1992
90% City Slickers
  • Screenwriter
1991
9% Pure Luck
  • Screenwriter
1991
92% Parenthood
  • Screenwriter
1989
6% Vibes
  • Screenwriter
1988
47% The Money Pit
  • Screenwriter
1986
35% Gung Ho
  • Screenwriter
1986
35% Spies Like Us
  • Screenwriter
1985
92% Splash
  • Screenwriter
  • Rudy
1984
95% Night Shift
  • Screenwriter
1982

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