Woody Allen’s 'Manhattan' Intro Gets Updated with Kid Rock

Spoiler alert: It's awesome.

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At first glance, Kid Rock and Woody Allen don’t really go together. One is a critically acclaimed director and screenwriter with four Academy Awards who refuses to cast black people in his film “unless the role calls for it” and maintains a long list of supporters including Tom Hiddleston, Diane Keaton, Emma Stone, Mia Farrow, Alec Baldwin and more. The other is a musician who sold more than 25 million albums, thinks protestors of the Confederate flag should kiss his backside, doesn’t get Beyonce’s success and prefers "white chicks with big tits" to the Lemonade singer.  

Put these two together, however, and you have an epic intro to an otherwise calm movie. Manhattan is the story of a divorced television writer who happens to be dating a teenage girl, and whose life gets further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress. The romantic dramedy is essentially a love letter to the city with few tricks and sparks, just pure human drama against the backdrop of New York.

A crafty filmmaker decided to spruce things up by adding Kid Rock’s "Bawitdaba" into the mix and the results are pretty astounding. Take a look at the video above and try not to head bang to this greatly improved intro.  

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