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Spike of Bensonhurst (1988)

Spike Fumo is an Italian kid apsiring to be a boxer. He falls in love with a rich girl, who turns out to be the daughter of a Mafia boss. Spike is threatened to leave Bensonhurst by the mob... See full summary »

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Cast

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Spike Fumo
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Baldo Cacetti
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Sylvia Cacetti
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Congresswoman
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Helen Fumo
Antonia Rey ...
Bandanas Mother
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Bandana
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Angel
Karen Shallo ...
Blondie
Christopher Anthony Young ...
Carmine
Mario Todisco ...
Tortorella
Rodney Harvey ...
Frankie
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India
Frank Adonis ...
Vinaca
Frank Gio ...
Pete Fumo
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Storyline

Spike Fumo is an Italian kid apsiring to be a boxer. He falls in love with a rich girl, who turns out to be the daughter of a Mafia boss. Spike is threatened to leave Bensonhurst by the mob, and then goes to a poverty-stricken Puerto Rican part of Brooklyn. Written by Philip Brubaker <coda@nando.net>

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One kid's fight for the respect of the neighborhood. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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11 November 1988 (USA)  »

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Throw Back!  »

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$623,112 (USA)
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Relax and enjoy

I have been an advocate of this movie since it came out. It is charming and endearing. Sasha Mitchell exudes a natural warmth that grabs your attention and leaves you smiling. The movie is well written, well acted and well produced. On its own terms, this is an entertainement that gives much pleasure which lingers long after you've seen it. It is well worth renting.


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