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Mac (1992)

R | | Drama | 19 February 1993 (USA)
Niccolo (Mac) Vitelli is the eldest of three brothers and leads their family after their beloved father dies. Their father was a builder and his sons continue in this family trade. At first... See full summary »

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Tony Gloves
Matthew Sussman ...
Clarence
Steven Randazzo ...
Gus
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Oona Goldfarb
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Nat
Carl Capotorto ...
Bruno Vitelli
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Vico Vitelli
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Niccolo (Mac) Vitelli
Joe Paparone ...
Papa
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Kaiulani Lee ...
Mrs. Stunder
Richard Spore ...
Francis
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Young Alice
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Niccolo (Mac) Vitelli is the eldest of three brothers and leads their family after their beloved father dies. Their father was a builder and his sons continue in this family trade. At first, they work for Polowski, who does shoddy work and cheats on his jobs. When the brothers can no longer take being employed by such an angry vitriolic boss who takes no pride in his work, they set up their own company. Together, Vitelli Brothers Construction builds houses with pride and care. However, Mac turns out to be an overbearing workaholic, with obsessive concern about the quality of their work and incredible attention to detail. His intensity and driven ambition precludes a happy family life and eventually drives away his two happy-go-lucky brothers from his nascent construction empire. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Rated R for strong language, and for some sexuality | See all certifications »
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19 February 1993 (USA)  »

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The Worker's Life  »

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$471,120 (USA)
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John Turturro and Brandon Cole originally wrote the script as a play while they were students at Yale. The play ran Off-Broadway in 1986 titled "The Worker's Life" and was directed by Aidan Quinn See more »

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Niccolo Vitelli: [Being outbid for a desired house lot] Cocksucker! Cuntlapper!
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Features From Here to Eternity (1953) See more »

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Written and Arranged by Johnny Lange, Hy Heath and Fred Glickman
Performed by Frankie Laine
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it's INSANE to not love this movie
6 June 2003 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

I just joined imdb because I couldn't sit by and let someone denigrating this great film be the initial thing people see in its summary.

Mac is a film with shortcomings like any other but it does not deserve to be so summarily dismissed as that doogie fella does.

The 'story' behind the film is that it's based in part on Turturro's father, so that some scenes are accused of being 'overacted' isn't really all that surprising.

I won't give away the story at all, I'll leave it to you fine people to watch because this is one of those movies that damn well should be seen. I happened upon it by accident and felt very fortuitous for having nothing to do that evening.

I was immediately drawn into this well shot and acted out film. With the exception of the the surreal opening part everything is immensely believable and I felt very connected to the characters. I felt better for having watched it and that certainly isn't something you get with most things flushed down the Hollywood toilet for our consumption.


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