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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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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 Naked Movie (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Unforgettable
Written by Irving Gordon
Performed by Dinah Washington
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Products, a division of PolyGram Records Inc.
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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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