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Angie Rossini is an innocent (Italian Catholic) Macy's salesgirl, who discovers she's pregnant from a fling with Rocky, a musician. Angie finds Rocky (who doesn't remember her at first) to ... See full summary »

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Barbie
Herschel Bernardi ...
Dominick Rossini
Anne Hegira ...
Beetie
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Julio Rossini
Mario Badolati ...
Elio Papasano
Penny Santon ...
Mama Rossini
Elena Karam ...
The Woman
Virginia Vincent ...
Anna
Nina Varela ...
Mrs. Columbo
E. Nick Alexander ...
Guido Rossini
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Gina
Augusta Ciolli ...
Mrs. Papasano
Wolfe Barzell ...
The Priest
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Angie Rossini is an innocent (Italian Catholic) Macy's salesgirl, who discovers she's pregnant from a fling with Rocky, a musician. Angie finds Rocky (who doesn't remember her at first) to tell him she's pregnant and needs a doctor for an abortion. He finds her a doctor and they work together to raise the money. Can these two strangers find love with one another before it's too late? Written by Kelly

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25 December 1963 (USA)  »

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Agapisa enan xeno  »

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Trivia

Unclear whether this a bizarre coincidence or inside joke, but when character played by 'Natalie Wood ' is taking taxi home from the abortionist, cab passes a large billboard advertising a movie starring Wood's former (and future) husband 'Robert Wagner'. See more »

Goofs

When Rocky is lying down on Barbie's bed after she has left to sit at the kitchen table, only the second and third buttons on Rocky's shirt are done up, his shirt not tucked into his pants. In the next shot when he is about to get up, the second, third and fourth buttons on the shirt are done up, the shirt still not tucked into his pants. In the next shot as Rocky is now off the bed, all but the top button on his shirt are done up, the front of his shirt now tucked into his pants. See more »

Quotes

Rocky Papasano: [about family] That's what makes it rough - when they love you.
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Love with the proper stranger
by Johnny Mercer and Elmer Bernstein
Sings: Jack Jones
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good on-screen chemistry makes for a great little film
27 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

Very satisfying movie that involves us completely in the conflicted relationship of the leads, played beautifully by McQueen and Wood (evidently Paul Newman was originally slated for the part). We find ourselves really rooting for them to get together. Sounds like a soap-opera "chick flick", but the story is sufficiently gritty and has enough comic touches to appeal to the guys, too. B&W works well to emphasize the New York atmosphere of the flick, with its many locale shots. The ethnic Italian ethos is well-captured, too. And to top it off is a wonderful score by Elmer Bernstein, whose music veers awfully close to sounding like that other Bernstein (and that's not a criticism!). I don't know why we don't see this one more often; thank you American Movie Classics.


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