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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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1 November 1991 (USA)  »

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$2,120,564 (USA)
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Trivia

The real Frank Pesce plays his own brother, Vito Pesce. See more »

Goofs

In the police station, when Danny is being interrogated after the incident at the church, a banner hung for Christmas on the wall reads "Chritmas." See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Frank Pesce, Sr.: I am not a loser! I am not a loser!
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Money (That's What I Want)
Written by Janie Bradford and Berry Gordy (as Berry Gordy, Jr.)
Performed by Barrett Strong
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
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29th Street
29 June 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

First rate drama-comedy that is delivered beautifully to us like a Valentine in the performances of Aiello and Lapaglia, who are brilliant as father and son who dream of dreams and hope for anything to come along. Their dreams start to become reality when Lapaglia has a shot at winning big on the lottery. Based on the true exploits of Frank Pesce, who has a role in the film, this is moving portrait about family, love and that little thing called luck.


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