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29th Street (1991)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  1 November 1991 (USA)
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Frank Pesce is the luckiest man alive in spite of his bad luck. Based on a true story, a man growing up in a tough New York neighborhood has a gift for finding himself in the worst possible... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Frank Pesce, Sr.
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Frank Pesce, Jr.
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Mrs. Pesce
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Vito Pesce
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Sgt. Tartaglia
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Philly the Nap
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Jimmy Vitello
Vic Manni ...
Louie Tucci
Paul Lazar ...
Needle Nose Nipton
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Tony
Donna Magnani ...
Madeline Pesce
Darren Bates ...
Sal Las Benas
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Chink Fortunado
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Father Lowery
Richard Cerenzio ...
Dom the Bomb
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Storyline

Frank Pesce is the luckiest man alive in spite of his bad luck. Based on a true story, a man growing up in a tough New York neighborhood has a gift for finding himself in the worst possible jams...and always getting out. He is the first New York Lottery winner. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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1 November 1991 (USA)  »

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29. Cadde  »

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$2,120,564 (USA)
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Trivia

The real Rocky Savv was an extra and can be seen at the end when Danny Aiello tells Anthony LaPaglia that he has the ticket. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the son had the big argument on the stairs with Pesce Senior, in the shot of the son, the jacket on the son's left side is messed up. Then there is a shot of the father then it goes back to the son. When it goes back to the son, the jack is straight, as if he fixed it, which he did not. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Frank Pesce, Sr.: I am not a loser! I am not a loser!
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 23 December 2014 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Little Latin Lupe Lu
Written by Bill Medley
Performed by The Righteous Brothers
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Products, a division of PolyGram Records Inc.
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Don't underestimate this little gem of a movie...
3 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie is so under-rated its incredible. Sure, on the face of it the story of a guy winning the lottery sounds old and tired--but this was the very FIRST New York lottery and the story has much more to do with his relationship with his father then with winning the lottery. LaPaglia is very good and Danny Aiello is just incredible in this film. I've seen this movie shown on TV as filler on a slow holiday weekend, which is a shame because people ignored it.

Go and do yourself a favor and watch it... But gee is it even on video, I don't know? Wait... I looked it up and it is on Laserdisc and VHS. No DVD, but hey...


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