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James Toback (writer)
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Release Date:
23 August 1978 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
He Has The Hands Of An Artist And The Mind Of A Madman. See more »
Plot:
A dysfunctional young man is pulled between loyalties to his Italian mob-connected loan shark father and his mentally disturbed Jewish concert pianist mother. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Unfortunately always in the shadow of "Taxi Driver". See more (20 total) »

Cast

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Harvey Keitel ... Jimmy Fingers

Tisa Farrow ... Carol

Jim Brown ... Dreems

Michael V. Gazzo ... Ben

Marian Seldes ... Ruth

Danny Aiello ... Butch

Ed Marinaro ... Gino
Georgette Mosbacher ... Anita (as Georgette Muir)

Tanya Roberts ... Julie
Carole Francis ... Christa
Lenny Montana ... Luchino
Vasco Valladeres ... Luchino's Son

Tony Sirico ... Riccamonza (as Anthony Sirico)
Tom Signorelli ... Italian Prisoner

Dominic Chianese ... Arthur Fox
Woodrow Garrian ... Conventioneer
James Fields ... Pianist
A. Andrew Pastorio ... Elderly Driver

Frank Pesce ... Carmine

Zack Norman ... Patrolman Levy
Jane Elder ... Esther
I.W. Klein ... Bail Bondsman
Murray Moston ... Doctor Fry
Emmy Falahi ... Young Gangster
Tina Fox ... Young Girl
Harlan Cary Poe ... Trucker's Helper
Henry Judd Baker ... Leonard (as Henry Baker)
Charles Polk ... J.R
Linda Blia ... Pizza Customer #1
Francine Gabel ... Pizza Customer #2

Josh Clark ... Pizza Customer #3
Bud Nease ... Bartender #1
Paul Ricci ... Bartender #2

Sam Coppola ... Sam
Andre Waters ... Dreem's Bartender
Josie Johnson ... Dreems Girl #1
Susan McWilliams ... Dreems Girl #2
Tia Rance ... Dreems Girl #3
Aida Random ... Dreems Girl #4
Leza Van Buren ... Dreems Girl #5
Largo Woodruff ... Dreems Girl #6
Pembrose Deans ... Black Prisoner #1
Arthur French ... Black Prisoner #2
John F. Dempsey ... Police Clerk
David Ellsworth ... Waiter
Paul Stocker ... Bartender
Patricia J. Earnest ... Receptionist
Joe De Kama ... Doctor Schwartz

Directed by
James Toback 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James Toback  writer

Produced by
George Barrie .... producer
Richard Stenta .... line producer
 
Cinematography by
Michael Chapman 
 
Film Editing by
Robert Lawrence 
 
Casting by
Jane Feinberg 
Mike Fenton 
 
Production Design by
Gene Rudolf 
 
Set Decoration by
Frederic C. Weiler 
 
Costume Design by
Albert Wolsky 
 
Makeup Department
Irving Buchman .... makeup artist
Bob Grimaldi .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Richard Stenta .... production manager (as Dick Stenta)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Irmo .... dga trainee
Stewart Lyons .... second assistant director
Daniel McCauley .... first assistant director
Peter A. Runfolo .... second assistant director (as Peter Runfolo)
 
Art Department
Edward Garzero .... scenic artist
John Oates Jr. .... property master (as John Oates)
 
Sound Department
John Fundus .... sound recordist
Richard Guinness .... boom operator (as Dick Guiness)
Les Lazarowitz .... sound mixer
Bill Varney .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Hamill .... still photographer
Richard Quinlan .... gaffer
Tibor Sands .... first assistant camera
Fred Schuler .... camera operator
Robert Ward .... key grip
 
Casting Department
Sylvia Fay .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Beverly Cycon .... costumer: women
Max Soloman .... costumer: men (as Max Solomon)
 
Editorial Department
Andrew Pressman .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
James Fields .... classical music coordinator
 
Transportation Department
Harry J. Leavey .... transportation captain (as Harry Leavey)
 
Other crew
Robert F. Colesberry .... location coordinator
Jeffrey Fischgrund .... production assistant (as Jeff Fischgrund)
Fred Golini .... production assistant
Nancy Hopton .... script supervisor (as Nancy Tonery)
Stephen Klein .... production assistant
Adeline Leonard Seakwood .... production office coordinator
Bert Schneiderman .... business affairs
Marion Taub .... location bookkeeper
 
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Runtime:
90 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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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:
Ruth:[interrupting her son's innocuous greeting] I don't want to hear it.
Jimmy:What?
Ruth:Whatever it is you plan to hurt me with.
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Movie Connections:
References Five Easy Pieces (1970)See more »
Soundtrack:
Angel of the MorningSee more »

FAQ

Soundtrack : what's the name of the pianist who plays Bach's toccata (BWV914) ?
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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Unfortunately always in the shadow of "Taxi Driver"., 22 May 2002
Author: Mikew3001 (mikew4001@yahoo.de) from Hamburg, Germany

This early movie of actor Harvey Keitel is still rather unknown and was always overshadowed by the successful Keitel and de Niro movies like Scorsese's "Mean Streets" and "Taxi Driver". With Scorsese and di Niro being absent in this production, it was Keitel's time for a leading part.

He plays the schizophrenic character "Fingers", a brutal repo man who is dreaming of a classical piano player career in a distant future beyond violence. He falls in love with an ignorant woman, tries to convince his father and mentor of his musical talents, but also has to take any dirty job to survive. Finally he takes his famous "last job" and tries to get a large amount of money from a brutal Mafia youngster, but has to face his biggest enemy - and his last big showdown.

"Fingers" is a rather calm movie which leaves enough place for Keitel to show the different personalities of "Fingers". There are dirty back roads, a bloody showdown and the tristesse of other sad New York stories, but not the glam and the roaring action of the Scorsese movies. And there are always evidences of hope and love which are finally crushed by the wheels of reality... Watch out for "Fingers", one of Harvey Keitel's best performances ever.

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