MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 18,358 this week

Mac (1992)

 -  Drama  -  19 February 1993 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 709 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 12 critic

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 »

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 27 titles
created 25 Jul 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 29 Oct 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 06 Mar 2013
 
a list of 39 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 32 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Mac" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Mac (1992)

Mac (1992) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mac.
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In Rehearsal for a Sicilian Tragedy, actor John Turturro (Barton Fink, Do the Right Thing) takes audiences on a haunting, intimate journey to his maternal homeland of Sicily. There, while ... See full summary »

Director: Roman Paska
Stars: John Turturro, Andrea Camilleri, Mimmo Cuticchio
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A series of short films set in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janero.

Directors: César Charlone, Vicente Amorim, and 10 more credits »
Stars: Rodrigo Santoro, Ryan Kwanten, Emily Mortimer
Fading Gigolo (2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Fioravante decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray. With Murray acting as his "manager", the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.

Director: John Turturro
Stars: John Turturro, Woody Allen, Sharon Stone
Drama | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A hitman heeds a spiritualist's prophesies that he will rise to the head of his family. He starts his ascension by clandestinely executing the heads of the family and casting the blame on ... See full summary »

Director: William Reilly
Stars: John Turturro, Katherine Borowitz, Dennis Farina
Street Crimes (1992)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Two cops, one with a gun and one with his fists, risk everything to make the neighborhood crime and drug free by taking down the most powerful street lord.

Director: Stephen Smoke
Stars: Dennis Farina, Michael Worth, Patricia Zehentmayr
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A pair of lonely lovers meet while chatting on a phone sex line.

Director: Michael Di Jiacomo
Stars: John Turturro, Max Casella, Lynn Cohen
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Art Spiegelman's comic of the same title is animated and presented with narration and music.

Director: Marco Cappelli
Stars: John Turturro, Enzo Salomone
The Addiction (1995)
Horror | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A New York philosophy grad student turns into a vampire after getting bitten by one, and then tries to come to terms with her new lifestyle and frequent craving for human blood.

Director: Abel Ferrara
Stars: Lili Taylor, Christopher Walken, Annabella Sciorra
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The police have three bookies under surveillance, but they escape and set up shop elsewhere. By chance, one of the police finds them; instead of turning them in, he demands money that his ... See full summary »

Director: William DeVizia
Stars: Michael Badalucco, Zachary Badalucco, Amy Brenneman
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A paleontologist is diagnosed with a fatal brain disease and, rather than falling into a depression, explodes into life.

Director: Arto Paragamian
Stars: John Turturro, Oleg Kisseliov, Katherine Borowitz
Parole (TV Movie 1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

High school dropout Jimmy McCusick goes to prison for robbery; after suffering a gang-rape and then drawing the attention of a hardened life-term convict, he is put in protective ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Tuchner
Stars: Jay Acovone, Ellen Barkin, Meb Boden
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A patient in an hospital dies under mysterious circumstances. The attending doctor Fank Holt gets under suspect - he'd been fired already from his last position due to mispractice. For his ... See full summary »

Director: Sheldon Larry
Stars: Joe Spano, Diane Venora, David McCallum
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Tony Gloves
Matthew Sussman ...
Clarence
Steven Randazzo ...
Gus
...
Oona Goldfarb
...
...
Nat
Carl Capotorto ...
Bruno Vitelli
...
Vico Vitelli
...
Niccolo (Mac) Vitelli
Joe Paparone ...
Papa
...
Kaiulani Lee ...
Mrs. Stunder
Richard Spore ...
Francis
...
Young Mac
...
Young Alice
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, and for some sexuality | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

19 February 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Worker's Life  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Gross:

$471,120 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

(Technicolor)|
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Niccolo Vitelli: [Being outbid for a desired house lot] Cocksucker! Cuntlapper!
See more »

Connections

Features From Here to Eternity (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

JUST A GIGOLO / I AIN'T GOT NOBODY
Written by Leonello Casucci, German lyrics by Julius Brammer and English lyrics by Irving Caesar / Roger Graham and Spencer Williams
Performed by Louis Prima
Courtesy of Capitol Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

DOWN TO EARTH FILM!
22 February 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed this entire film, having grown up in Queens, N.Y.it brought back great memories of how hard it was for the Italian people to work at their skills as builders. John Turturro, and Nicholas Turturro gave excellent performances and Ellen Barkin had a small supporting role as a writer who charmed the Italian young men. This was a down to earth picture of Italian people and their family life to struggle in the building industry in Queens, N.Y. This is definitely a film classic.


12 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Turturro's Masterpiece WriterUwaiting4
Song name? WizofAss
Out of Love tmac75-1
Location tmac75-1
Discuss Mac (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?