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

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La fuerza de un ser menor  »

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$3,076,031 (USA)
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To help him stay in character, Tom Hulce left Dominick's tooth in even when not filming. See more »

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[Looking at a crucifixion statue.]
Dominick Luciano: If I was God, I wouldn't let that happen to my boy.
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Features The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962) 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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A movie I could not forget even if I tried
13 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I want to warn you that there is a very bittersweet quality to this comment. Also, this comment will be much more meaningful to you after you have seen the movie.

Although it is tragically sad to say, that movie bears a resemblance to my life that is so striking that it is truly scary. The rest of you will never know how accurately that movie depicts how persons who have been in situations like that act and react in their later lives.

This could not have been a work of fiction; it had to be based on personal experience.

My testament to the how good the movie was is shown by the fact that, although it was one of the best movies I've ever seen, watching my life portrayed on the silver screen was such a searingly painful experience that I will never be able to see it again.

But I endorse it heartily to all others as a chance to peer into the soul of another human being to the extent that you probably never experienced before or will ever again. I know that for a fact, because that's my soul you will be observing.


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