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29th Street (1991)

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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Sgt. Tartaglia
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Philly the Nap
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Jimmy Vitello
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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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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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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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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

After dad smashes the windshield of the Thunderbird and it is returned, it is not repaired before Frank takes it to Bud Lake to dump it. Pulling into the station it has an undamaged windshield. 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 »

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The Good Life
Written by Sacha Distel and Jack Reardon
Performed by Tony Bennett
Courtesy of Columbia Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Sleeper
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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