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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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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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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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Throw Back!  »

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$623,112 (USA)
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Great Movie!
7 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was great, especially if you grew up in that time period in those neighborhoods. A lot of this movie was filmed in my area, Ridgewood, Queens. Most of the acting was a little cheesy, and some were even awful. But overall it was a great movie. I haven't seen this movie in a long time, and finally found a copy somewhere out west, at a store that went under. I was just reading the actors profiles, and saw the the actor who played the bandana died in 1995. That is a tragic loss. Great actor and funny guy. If there are any people out there who felt the same about this movie, let me know. And if you haven't seen it, you should, but just remember, don't be too harsh with comments, it's an old movie..LOL


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