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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15 September 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein ganz normales Wunder  »

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$574,152 (USA)
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Trivia

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

Vincenzo: Man deals and God stacks the deck.
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Connections

Referenced in The Oprah Winfrey Show: Summer Movie Reviews (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Tantum Ergo
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Written by St. Tomas Aquinas
Performed by The Westside Youth Choir of the Franciscan Neighborhood and Community Center,
New York City
Under the direction of Debra Burdett-Schaefer
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Great Multi-Generational Tale of Italian-Americans
9 January 1999 | by (Brookfield, CT USA) – See all my reviews

This movie is an absolutely superb tale about family life for Italian-American Catholics. It starts out at the tale of how one man wins the hand in marriage of another man's daughter in a pinochle game, and continues in twists and turns to compel any audience watching it right up until the movie's end. Subtle metaphors teach us lessons about life and Tracy Ullman in what is no doubt the greatest performance of her movie career shows us that she has a range none of us knew before. A great film.


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