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Nunzio (1978)

 -  Drama  -  12 May 1978 (USA)
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Nunzio
James Andronica ...
Jamesie
Morgana King ...
Mrs. Sabatino
Joe Spinell ...
Angelo
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Michelle
Maria Smith ...
Carol Sabatino
Vincent Russo ...
Jo Jo
Jaime Alba ...
Bobby
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Maryann
Glenn Scarpelli ...
Georgie
Tony Panetta ...
Georgie's Friend
Steve Gucciardo ...
Carmine
Charlet Oberly ...
Customer
Sal Maneri ...
JoJo's Friend
Anthony Esemplare ...
JoJo's Friend
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21 December 2002 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

As other reviewers have noted, this is a formula picture that has been done before. That's not a mark against this little gem of a picture, just that it doesn't break any new ground.

David Proval, who would later go on to play Richie Aprile, the psycho mobster with the "Charles Manson" stare in HBO's The Sopranos, turns in a remarkable performance here as the mentally handicapped Nunzio.

A chubby, frizzy-haired bicycle delivery boy for a neighborhood grocer, Nunzio indulges in fantasies that he is a superhero. He lives a life marked with torments from the gang of deadbeats at the corner, overbearing concern from his mother and older brother, and general confusion about women and his burgeoning desires for them.

Although this film sets up several plot devices that could easily have gone "over the top", director Williams handles the story with a deft touch, never allowing the film to enter the realm of melodrama until the final climactic scene, which serves more as a release than a dive into the overly dramatic.

With a fluid story that moves at a good pace, terrific acting, and tons of spine shuddering 70s kitch (was that decade REALLY that awful for fashion?), this is a film not to be missed, if you can ever find it, that is.


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