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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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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

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

The toy car Frank rides in is a 1980s model corvette, but the time-line is 1976. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Frank Pesce, Sr.: I am not a loser! I am not a loser!
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Referenced in Naked Movie (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, George David Weiss (as George Weiss),
Albert Stanton, Solomon Linda and Paul Campbell
Performed by The Tokens
Courtesy of the RCA Records Label of BMG Music
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Wonderful Story
30 May 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This is the story of the luckiest man alive. It's as interesting as it sounds. An undiscovered gem, with great acting and great actors, namely Danny Aiello and Anthony LaPaglia.

Do yourself a favor and watch this movie. You won't regret it.

10/10


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