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16 May 1990 (France) See more »
A small-time Jewish racketeer, just out of prison, finds himself in a quandary. Returning to his old neighborhood... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Martin Priest ... Harry Plotnick
Ben Lang ... Leo
Maxine Woods ... Kay
Henry Nemo ... Max
Jacques Taylor ... Jack
Jean Leslie ... Irene
Ellen Herbert ... Mae
Sandra Kazan ... Margie
Ronald Coralian ... Mel Skolnik
Max Ulman ... Sidney
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louis Basile ... Doctor
Margo Ann Berdeshevsky ... Millie (as Margo Solin)
Ethel Burke ... Ida
Stephen Cheng ... Jimmy Hong
Sarah Christie ... Tillie
Christopher Cross ... Telethon MC
Hollis Culver ... Call Girl
Shirley Ann Davis ... Call Girl
Angelo DeLuca ... Natale
Ron Fredrics ... T.V. floor manager
Hal Friedlander ... Dog Trainer
Sylvia Glickman ... Miss Pike
Ernesto Gonzalez ... Carlos
Paul E. Guskin ... Stevie
W. Harris ... Julie
Seymour M. Heilbron ... Commissioner
Jack Hirsch ... Dr. Feinstein

Ronald F. Hoiseck ... T.V. floor director--Ron Fredericks
B. Michael Kamber ... Lawyer
Mike Longo ... Singer
Leonard Margolin ... Commander
José Ocasio ... Jesus
Nicholas Ponzini ... Tony
Zviah Ralbag ... Hattie
Ruth Roemer ... Linda Skolnik
Henry Rothblatt ... Lawyer
Stanley Schneider ... Doctor (as Stan Schneider)

Ed Setrakian ... Vitale
Neil Shapiro ... Sammy Warner
Jeanette Wilkins ... Cheryl
Paul Zayas ... Fernando
Jack Fitzstephens ... Bar-Mitzvah Extra (uncredited)
Stephen Fitzstephens ... Bar-Mitzvah Extra (uncredited)
Joe Lo Grippo ... Fireman (uncredited)
Holly Solomon ... Call Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Roemer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Roemer  writer

Produced by
Michael Hausman .... associate producer
Martin Priest .... associate producer
Michael Roemer .... producer
Robert M. Young .... producer
Original Music by
Frank Lewin 
Cinematography by
Robert M. Young 
Film Editing by
Georges Klotz 
Terry Lewis 
Costume Design by
Lily Partridge 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ralf D. Bode .... electrician (as Ralf Bode)
Aristides Pappidas .... best boy
Aristides Pappidas .... electrician
Editorial Department
Maurice Schell .... assistant editor
Ruth Schell .... additional editor

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The film was shot in black and white in the late 1960s and was not given a proper release. Almost exactly twenty years later, in 1989, it was discovered and given a proper release for the first time.See more »
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A small time New York Jewish gangster copes with live after prison in the 1960s, 7 July 2007
Author: is-17 from United States

This movie is a gem. In plot, scripting, acting and direction, there is wit and verisimilitude. It's a favorite of mine that deserves to be more widely known.

The 'hero' is a small time numbers runner who returns home after a stretch in prison to find lots of changes on the 'job' and at home. His life becomes more and more complicated as he copes with his new life. There's a clever ending.

I give it 'only' 9 of 10 only because it's not 'a 100 best of all time' film. Still, it's one of my favorites. I saw it once on its release, and spent a lot of time tracking it down for a second view. The effort was worth it.

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