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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
Ron Karabatsos ...
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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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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1 November 1991 (USA)  »

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$2,120,564 (USA)
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When Vic Noto(Auggie Falcone) was told that shooting for 29th Street was to take place in North Carolina he reacted:"A NYC Mob style film in the South?". Vic didn't realize at the time,it was a Studio back lot NYC streets and location shooting seemed to match parts of Queens. "I got a kick out of the Italian/American Extras with the Southern accents". 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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O Holy Night
Written by John Sullivan Dwight and Adolphe Adam
Performed by Bing Crosby
Courtesy of Capitol Records Inc.
by arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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"The Blue Grass of Kentucky"
29 October 2004 | by (Staten Island, NY) – See all my reviews

29th Street is a cult hit and one of the most underrated films of all time. It is the touching story about a nice Italian guy who is at the same time blessed and cursed with good fortune. The acting in this film is 1st rate. Everyone nails their role down. Danny Aiello, Robert Forster, Lani Kazan are magnificent, but the actor who steals the show is Anthony LaPaglia.

The film combines Old School Italian-American humor with traces of mob genre films to tell the story about the 1st ever New York State Lottery winner in 1976 Frank Pesce(LaPaglia). The script is 1st rate, George Gallo's directing is excellent, the music is perfect for the film.

Pay attention to the scene when Frank and his pals go to the draft physical in order to apply to the Vietnam war. IT IS SO FUNNY!!

This is the type of film that you can watch over and over again. My buddies and I continuously quote this film. Enjoy and you will feel a lump in your throat @ the end of the film.


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