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Dominick and Eugene (1988)

PG-13 | | Drama | 28 September 1988 (France)
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 Luciano
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Dominick 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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They were born twins... but something happened along the way. See more »

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28 September 1988 (France)  »

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$3,076,031 (USA)
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Trivia

An infant plays a pivotal role in the film's climax, but the city of Pittsburgh, where the film was shot, had a law prohibiting work to children under six. Producer Mike Farrell knew the city's then-Minister of Labor Harris Wofford well, and a permit was arranged. 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 White Heat (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Feel The Spirit
Written by Winston Matthews and Lloyd McDonald
Performed by Wailing Souls (as The Wailing Souls)
John M. Williams - guitar solos
Jeff Beal - trumpet solos
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My Brother's Keeper
12 March 2003 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews

DOMINICK AND EUGENE (1988) ***1/2 Ray Liotta, Tom Hulce, Jamie Lee Curtis, Todd Graff, Bill Cobb, David Strathairn. One little gem of a sleeper that was ironically released the same year as "Rain Man" with some parallel storylines: the troubling and realistic portrayal of twin brothers, one mentally challenged (Hulce believeably perfect as a man/child) and the other a brilliant medical student (Liotta in arguably his finest performance) whose love for one another is only challenged by the undying bond of guilt and responsibility. Beautifully told with a wonderful score by Trevor Jones and some heart wrenching moments by the film's end. Possibly the best told story of sibling love among brothers. Directed with a steady hand by Robert M. Young and produced by actor Mike Farrell (best known as BJ Hunnicut on TV's "M.A.S.H.")


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