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Dominick and Eugene (1988)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  13 October 1988 (Australia)
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Dominick and Eugene are twins, but Dominick is a little bit slow due do an accident in his youth. They live together, with Dominick working as garbage man to put Eugene through medical ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Eugene 'Gino' Luciano
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Dominick 'Nicky' Luciano
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Jennifer Reston
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Dr. Levinson
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Larry Higgins
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Jesse Johnson
Mimi Cecchini ...
Mrs. Gianelli
Tommy Snelsire ...
Mikey Chernak
Mary-Joan Negro ...
Theresa Chernak
Tom Signorelli ...
Father T.
John Romer ...
Choir Director
David Perry ...
Television Announcer
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Guido
R. Scott Peck ...
Joe
Charles Susan ...
Leon
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Storyline

Dominick and Eugene are twins, but Dominick is a little bit slow due do an accident in his youth. They live together, with Dominick working as garbage man to put Eugene through medical school. Their relationship becomes strained when Eugene must decide between his devotion to his brother, or his need to go away to complete his training. Things are also not helped by Dominick's co-worker, or Eugene's budding romance. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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twin | homoerotic | man child | dust | rat | See All (43) »

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Two brothers are about to discover what they need most in their lives...each other. See more »

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13 October 1988 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

La fuerza de un ser menor  »

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$3,076,031 (USA)
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Trivia

The producers sought and received permission of one Domenico Luciano from Pittsburgh, granting the use of the name "Dominick Luciano" after the studio's legal department learned of the issue. See more »

Quotes

[Looking at a crucifixion statue.]
Dominick Luciano: If I was God, I wouldn't let that happen to my boy.
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References Charlie's Angels (1976) See more »

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Lily's Back
Written by J. Stern and Bob Keane
Performed by Bob Keane, His Clarinet and Orchestra
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Under estimated
18 February 2006 | by (West Mids - Inglaterra) – See all my reviews

This was on at 2 or so In the morning one Saturday a few years ago, for various reasons I don't remember the entire story but what remains are the two standout performances from the central characters. Dom has had a unfortunate lot, manipulated & literally working a rubbish job, Eugene torn between personal aspirations and duty towards his sibling. Tom Hulce' Dom doesn't plead for sympathy - It comes naturally. Ray Liotta Is a universe away from Henry Hill, displaying a soft centre In what must feel a thankless position.

In many ways this deals with the dilemma many young carer's face - the past or the future. As It turns out, with some work the two can happily co-exist. Thoughtfully handled & sensitively played Dominick & Eugene Is difficult not to warm to.


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