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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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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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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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Comedy | Drama

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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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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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Just in Time
Written by Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Jule Styne
Performed by Tony Bennett
Courtesy of Columbia Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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"The Blue Grass of Kentucky"
29 October 2004 | by (Staten Island, NY) – See all my reviews

29th Street is a cult hit and one of the most underrated films of all time. It is the touching story about a nice Italian guy who is at the same time blessed and cursed with good fortune. The acting in this film is 1st rate. Everyone nails their role down. Danny Aiello, Robert Forster, Lani Kazan are magnificent, but the actor who steals the show is Anthony LaPaglia.

The film combines Old School Italian-American humor with traces of mob genre films to tell the story about the 1st ever New York State Lottery winner in 1976 Frank Pesce(LaPaglia). The script is 1st rate, George Gallo's directing is excellent, the music is perfect for the film.

Pay attention to the scene when Frank and his pals go to the draft physical in order to apply to the Vietnam war. IT IS SO FUNNY!!

This is the type of film that you can watch over and over again. My buddies and I continuously quote this film. Enjoy and you will feel a lump in your throat @ the end of the film.


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