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Two Bits (1995)

PG-13 | | Drama | 22 November 1995 (USA)
It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's ... See full summary »

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James Foley

Writer:

Joseph Stefano
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Barone Jerry Barone ... Gennaro
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ... Luisa Spirito
Al Pacino ... Grandpa
Patrick Borriello ... Tullio
Andy Romano ... Dr. Bruna
Donna Mitchell ... Mrs. Bruna
Mary Lou Rosato Mary Lou Rosato ... Aunt Carmela
Joe Grifasi ... Uncle Joe
Rosemary De Angelis Rosemary De Angelis ... Mrs. Conte
Ron McLarty ... Irish
Charley Scalies ... Ballyhoo Driver
Joanna Merlin ... Guendolina
Geoff Pierson ... Dr. Wilson
Karen Shallo Karen Shallo ... Woman in Red
Nick Discenza Nick Discenza ... Father of Deceased
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Storyline

It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's promised to Gennaro and which Gennaro would like to have to buy a ticket to the plush new movie theater. But grandpa's not ready to pass on the quarter or pass on to his final reward: he has some unfinished business with a woman from his past, and he enlists Gennaro to act as his emissary. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

You're never too old to believe in a dream. Or too young to make one come true!

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some traumatic thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Day to Remember See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,299, 26 November 1995

Gross USA:

$26,282

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,282
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Maurice Jarre wrote a score for the film but it was rejected by producer Harvey Weinstein. See more »

Quotes

Luisa Spirito: What kind of world is it when someone you love can sit in the sun all day and not get some color in his cheeks?
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value of money
4 August 2002 | by geotchakSee all my reviews

I am a Al Pacino fan, recently i made it a point to watch all of the movies he has made. After watching Two Bits, it really made me realize the value of money; the work that little Genero was willing to do for five cents, for ten cents, the lady that lady that stole ten cents worth of potatoes from the local grocer! This was not Pacino's best work but i did enjoy watching it.


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