MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,033 this week

Fingers (1978)

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 1,599 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 20 critic

A dysfunctional young man is pulled between loyalties to his Italian mob-connected loan shark father and his mentally disturbed Jewish concert pianist mother.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Unbroken: An interview with Angelina Jolie

IMDb's Arno Kazarian chats with Angelina Jolie about working with cinematographer Roger Deakins and harnessing Jack O'Connell's fire

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 20 Nov 2011
 
a list of 33 titles
created 26 Sep 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 15 Oct 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 30 Nov 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Fingers" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Fingers (1978)

Fingers (1978) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Fingers.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Big Bang (1989)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Filmmaker James Toback poses basic questions in philosopny, such as why we're here and where we're going, to various celebrities and ordinary people.

Director: James Toback
Stars: Emma Astner, Missy Boyd, Max Brockman
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Feeling undervalued by her boyfriend, a young woman begins to explore her sexuality with other people.

Director: James Toback
Stars: Neve Campbell, Frederick Weller, Dominic Chianese
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Will Thomas still lead a life of crime and cruelty, just like his thuggish father, or will he pursue his dream of becoming a pianist?

Director: Jacques Audiard
Stars: Romain Duris, Aure Atika, Emmanuelle Devos
Harvard Man (2001)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A basketball player strikes a deal with the mob to fix a basketball game.

Director: James Toback
Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Adrian Grenier, Joey Lauren Adams
The Gambler (1974)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Alex Freed is a literature professor. He has the gambling vice. When he has lost all his money, he borrows from his girlfriend, then his mother and finally some bad guys that chase his. Despite of all this he cannot stop gambling.

Director: Karel Reisz
Stars: James Caan, Paul Sorvino, Lauren Hutton
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A womanizer meets his match when he falls for a woman in debt to the mafia.

Director: James Toback
Stars: Molly Ringwald, Robert Downey Jr., Dennis Hopper
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Record executives want a highly-regarded record producer to focus on a white pop act whom they feel has the sound America wants. To keep his creative integrity, Buckmaster carefully begins to fight the system that has made him the respected producer he has become.

Director: Sig Shore
Stars: Harvey Keitel, Ed Nelson, Cynthia Bostick
Black & White I (1999)
Crime | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A group of white high school teens become involved with Harlem's black hip-hop crowd.

Director: James Toback
Stars: Ben Stiller, Allan Houston, Claudia Schiffer
Blue Collar (1978)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Three workers, Zeke, Jerry and Smokey, are working at a car plant and drinking their beers together. One night when they steal away from their wives to have some fun they get the idea to ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Schrader
Stars: Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, Yaphet Kotto
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Two girls, Carla and Lou meet on the street outside a loft waiting for their boyfriends. In a short time, they find out that they're waiting for the same guy - young actor Blake, who said ... See full summary »

Director: James Toback
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Heather Graham, Natasha Gregson Wagner
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A young woman goes to New York in order to work as model but in the big city she finds a world she did not expect...

Director: Barry Rosen
Stars: Michelle Daw, Harlan Cary Poe, Barbara Ackerman
Waikiki (TV Movie 1980)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two detectives are called on to investigate the bizarre serial murders of young women.

Director: Ron Satlof
Stars: Dack Rambo, Steve Marachuk, Donna Mills
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Dreems
...
Ben
...
...
Butch
...
Gino
Georgette Mosbacher ...
Anita (as Georgette Muir)
...
Carole Francis ...
Christa
Lenny Montana ...
Vasco Valladeres ...
Luchino's Son
...
Riccamonza (as Anthony Sirico)
Tom Signorelli ...
Italian Prisoner
...
Arthur Fox
Edit

Storyline

Keitel plays the lead in this schizophrenic movie in which he is continually pulled by the two conflicting sides of his personality, on the one hand that of a quiet piano virtuoso and on the other a ruthless debt collector for his mobster father. Keitel is introspective as only Keitel can be, really making the audience feel for him and his pained existence. Written by <gilesw@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A powerful film about sex, music and violent crime. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Music

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 August 1978 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Det beskidte job  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Tisa Farrow was working as a waitress and cab driver when director James Toback tapped her for the role. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Fingers: [playing a cassette in his boom box] That's the Chiffons, Dad.
Ben: Where's that Jerry Vale tape I bought you for Christmas?
Jimmy Fingers: [taking it out and inserting it into his boom box] Are you kidding? I'm meeting you for lunch, right?
Ben: Well, put it on, kid. I never understand you. Either it's got to be a 900 year old Kraut or 5 niggers with squeaky voices.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in An Almost Perfect Affair (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Angel of the Morning
Written by Chip Taylor
Performed by Merrilee Rush and The Turnabouts
Courtesy of Bell Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Sad, beautiful film
6 June 2003 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

This hard to find film is well worth the search. Kietel gives an amazing, painful performance as a brilliant pianist whose self-destructive neurosis seems to keep him from ever achieving greatness. The film has been called mysognyistic most likely due to the portrayal of little Jimmy "Fingers". I'd have to say the film itself deals a fairly rough hand to the character's mysogny. Jimmy's social ineptness with women is painful to watch. He alternates between the utmost charm and just plain disturbing street thugishness. All in all it's a powerful film and one of Kietel's best performances.


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
the beat that my heart skipped victor322-1
Doctor that gives massage to Jimmy Fingers addictedtofilm
great film, great music finger_jab
Dubbed lines: is the US DVD censored? lewisherschell
Terminally depressing and effective drobatin
The Piano music towards the end taimur_yk
Discuss Fingers (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?