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Household Saints (1993)

R  |   |  Drama  |  15 September 1993 (USA)
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Unsettling drama about three generations of Italian-American women struggling to get by in post-World War II New York's Little Italy.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Catherine Falconetti
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Joseph Santangelo
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Teresa Carmela Santangelo
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Carmela Santangelo
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Nicky Falconetti
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Lino Falconetti
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Leonard Villanova
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Young Teresa Santangelo
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Evelyn Santangelo
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Frank Manzone
Dale Carman ...
Father Matthias
John Di Benedetto ...
Augie Santangelo (as John Dibenedetto)
Marie DeCicco ...
Rita (as Marie Decicco)
Nancy Marie ...
Cindy Zagarella
Sam Josepher ...
Lorraine
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Unsettling drama about three generations of Italian-American women struggling to get by in post-World War II New York's Little Italy. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for two scenes of sexuality | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

15 September 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein ganz normales Wunder  »

Box Office

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$574,152 (USA)
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Vincent D'Onofrio and Lili Taylor who play father and daughter in this film previously played love interests in Mystic Pizza (1988). See more »

Quotes

Teresa Carmela Santangelo: My whole life, I used to wonder, what would I do if I really had a vision? How would I act if I actually saw God's face? Would I fall on the floor and start foaming at the mouth like St. Paul? It worried me, it could happen anywhere. What if I was on the subway and started bleeding from my ankles and wrists? If Jesus came, would I have the sense to look for a soft place to fall?
Teresa Carmela Santangelo: But this is what it's like. You don't faint dead away. You don't worry about stigmata dripping blood on the carpet. ...
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References Perry Mason (1957) See more »

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Too Many Rivers
Written by Harlan Howard
Published by Combine Music Co./EMI Music Publishing
Performed by Brenda Lee
Courtesy of MCA Records
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I Believe It!

As a Catholic and graduate of a Catholic grammar school, this movie was particularly nostalgic. While I never knew anyone whose faith was quite as strong as Lili Taylor's character, I was indoctrinated in "Saint Lore". Lili Taylor was perfectly believable as the serene beautified girl who loves Jesus and is visited by him under ordinary circumstances. Lili Taylor's smile and calmness would be a great joy and comfort to anyone. Yes, I bought the movie in its entirety and cannot find a critical word to offer. If other viewers find joy in organized religion, this is the movie for believers regardless of faith. Also, If you like Lili Taylor's work, you will not be disappointed.


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