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Dominick and Eugene (1988)

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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
Joe Maruzzo ...
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 more »

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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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Release Date:

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

Sean Penn was offered to do this film, and accepted the role of Dominick, but left the production due to creative differences and made Colors (1988) instead. 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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Connections

References White Heat (1949) 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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Excellent film - vastly underrated!
25 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

This film was excellent - the emotional power of Tom Hulce and Ray Liotta's performances brought tears to my eyes and joy to my heart - this film shows us that there is still hope in the world. If this film had come out at the end of 1988, instead of Rain Man, Hulce would certainly have been at least nominated for a Best Actor Oscar. Definitely a must-see!


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