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29th Street (1991)

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George Gallo

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Frank Pesce (story), James Franciscus (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Aiello ... Frank Pesce, Sr.
Anthony LaPaglia ... Frank Pesce, Jr.
Lainie Kazan ... Mrs. Pesce
Frank Pesce ... Vito Pesce
Robert Forster ... Sgt. Tartaglia
Ron Karabatsos ... Philly the Nap
Rick Aiello ... Jimmy Vitello
Vic Manni Vic Manni ... Louie Tucci
Paul Lazar ... Needle Nose Nipton
Pete Antico ... Tony
Donna Magnani ... Madeline Pesce
Darren Bates Darren Bates ... Sal Las Benas
Tony Sirico ... Chink Fortunado
Richard K. Olsen ... Father Lowery
Richard Cerenzio Richard Cerenzio ... Dom the Bomb
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Storyline

Frank Pesce is the luckiest man alive in spite of his bad luck. Based on a true story, a man growing up in a tough New York neighborhood has a gift for finding himself in the worst possible jams...and always getting out. He is the first New York Lottery winner. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

29-ая улица See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$431,660, 3 November 1991

Gross USA:

$2,120,564

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,120,564
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When the band is playing at the beginning you can see a contestant wearing a name tag that says Mickey Mouse. See more »

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After dad smashes the windshield of the Thunderbird and it is returned, it is not repaired before Frank takes it to Bud Lake to dump it. Pulling into the station it has an undamaged windshield. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Frank Pesce, Sr.: I am not a loser! I am not a loser!
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 23 December 2014 (2014) See more »

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Money (That's What I Want)
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One lucky decision....
25 December 2002 | by gusmcraeSee all my reviews

Well here it is Christmas Day and I was just flipping through the channels. We don't have cable, so there wasn't much to choose from. I happened to stop on the end of a showing of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and by chance I decided to see the next movie that was showing-29th STREET.

This is a great movie, 10 out of 10. I have to say that first of all. I'm assuming this isn't the most well known of movies because it's not something I've ever heard of. I recommend it though. Despite some rough language (which was edited out of the tv viewing I got to see), it is a great family film. Did you like MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING? This film manages to capture that same ethnic family feeling, though in this film it is Italian, not Greek. The family, with Danny Aiello as the father, is charming in all it's quirkiness. I laughed a lot at the subtle humor that came out of the daily lives of the Pesce family.

The acting in the film is terrific. The characters are well developed in the writing and the actors used this to the fullest in bringing them to life. I was amazed to see that Frank Pesce actually plays in the movie in a fairly large role as the brother Vito. He does a good job. Anthony LaPaglia is excellent too. You'd think he'd really grown up in NYC with that accent of his.

If you happen to catch this on tv or see it at a movie rental place, don't pass it up. The story is simple-the world's luckiest man as he grows up. The ending runs high with emotion as you come to see the results of the decisions that this lucky man and his family makes. In the end though, it's a great holiday film, showing the true love that families have. It's great to see men (fathers) with lots of love and emotion for their families!

Check this out :D


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