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29th Street (1991)

 -  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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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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$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 »

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The toy car that Frank rides in was an 1980s model Corvette, but the time-line was 1976. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Frank Pesce, Sr.: I am not a loser! I am not a loser!
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In the Summertime
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Performed by Mungo Jerry
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23 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although not highly rated by critics, this film has a great story with both poignant and funny moments. An excellent cast, I would recommend it to anyone. If you're an East coast born and bred Italian American, you'll especially love the ethnic comedy that many of us have seen or lived through. Danny Aiellos' portrayal of the out-of luck father is one of his better performances in this "based on a true story" tale. It will finally be available on DVD in 2005, and is great to watch around the holidays since the main storyline occurs at Christmas. The tag line on the packaging is right on stating it's "Goodfellas meets It's A Wonderful Life." This movie proves that the critics aren't always right!!


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