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Spike of Bensonhurst (1988)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  11 November 1988 (USA)
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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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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
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Bandanas Mother
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Karen Shallo ...
Blondie
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Carmine
Mario Todisco ...
Tortorella
Rodney Harvey ...
Frankie
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India
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Vinaca
Frank Gio ...
Pete Fumo
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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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11 November 1988 (USA)  »

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Funny. . .Offbeat. . . Offensive. . .Weird
26 February 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is one strange movie, and that's why I love it so much. The actors overact, the lead actor is a jerk, his Portuguese sidekick is a riot, and the last scene is strangely touching and uplifting. Oh, and the dialogue has to be heard to be believed. No, this is no Godfather, but I doubt that that was Paul Morrissey's intention. If you don't take it too seriously, you're in for one strange, fun viewing. Oh, and the Spanish pop music soundtrack by Coati Mundi is just great! I'm not joking, either. . . Gus Van Sant should have remade this instead of Psycho.


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