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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
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Louie Tucci
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Tony
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Madeline Pesce
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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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29-ая улица  »

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$2,120,564 (USA)
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Trivia

Danny Aiello was sick during his scene while telling Anthony LaPaglia that he's not a loser. See more »

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

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[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 »

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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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Miracle on...
22 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this film many years ago I had no idea it was based on the true story of how Frank Pesce Jr. won the lottery, so it came as a bit of a surprise when I bought the DVD a couple of weeks ago and found out that it was. It's a lovely, funny, poignant film about the relationship between father(Aiello) and youngest offspring (LaPaglia). As a seasoned film actor Aiello puts in a solid performance. More interestingly LaPaglia who must have been approx 34 and hadn't yet made those many films up to this point is staggeringly good at portraying Frank Pesce from age 16 to mid twenties. This is definitely one of his classier performances. I particularly liked the running joke about the father's pizzas. Also of interest is that the real life Frank Pesce plays his own older brother!! All in all the film is a little miracle.


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