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Carlo's Wake (1999)

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Carlo's Wake is a black comedy about the life, death and wake of an Italian-American patriarch and his colorful, combative extended family.

Director:

Mike Valerio

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Rosie Taravella (play), Rosie Taravella (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Christopher Alessi Christopher Alessi ... Fr. Jimmy Cozanato
Yareli Arizmendi ... Lupe
Peter Blackwell Peter Blackwell ... Knights of Sicily: Frank
Carmine Caridi ... Uncle Nick
Michael Chiklis ... Marco
Gene Chronopoulos Gene Chronopoulos ... Knights of Sicily: Robert
Robert D'Avanzo Robert D'Avanzo ... Tommy - Cab Driver
Rhoda Gemignani ... Aunt Betty
Gary Kroeger ... Tim Ryan
Juliet Landau ... Anna Torello
Martin Landau ... Carlo Torello
Greg Lewis ... Knights of Sicily: Salvy
Peter Lupus ... Uncle Chavy
Ken Marino ... Antonio Torello
Sam McMurray ... Jerry Brock
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Offbeat contemporary comedy, in the spirit of My Big Fat Greek Wedding which centers on the memorial service of Italian-American patriarch Carlo Torello (Martin Landau) and the effect his death has on his colorful, if not dysfunctional family. As the clan gathers to pay respects, old wounds, grudges and vendettas arise to the surface, despite the efforts of Rosie, the eldest daughter (Oscar Winner, Rita Moreno) to keep the peace...a heartwarming story of how one large family manages to survive - in spite of itself. Also stars Helen Slater, Michael Chicklis and Theresa Saldana. Written by SCJ

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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It just kept getting better & better - very funny.
17 February 2001 | by jwackerSee all my reviews

This is a movie that many families can relate too. After the first 5 to 10 minutes of setting, it just kept getting better. I could identify the characteristics of some of the actors with my own relatives.

Anyone between 20 and 80 who has ever lost a family member should be able to relate this comedy. Well done! Many great lines.


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