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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
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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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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

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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Connections

References White Heat (1949) See more »

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I'm Only A Woman
Written by Ben Peters
Performed by Jeannie C. Riley
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Shattering, brilliantly acted drama of two brothers
8 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Words are seriously not enough convey the emotional power of this film; it's one of the most wrenching you'll ever see, yet the ending is one of the most loving, tender, and emotionally fulfilling you could hope for. Every actor in every role is terrific, especially a wise and understated Jamie Lee Curtis, a tightly wound and anguished Ray Liotta, and a heart-stopping turn from Tom Hulce that should have had him up for every award in the book. (He's the #1 pick for 1988's Best Actor in Danny Peary's "Alternate Oscars.") The last half hour borders on melodrama, but the film earns every one of its tears--and unless you're made of stone, there will be plenty of them.


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