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Household Saints (1993)

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

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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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Soundtracks

Un Bel Di Vedremo
from "Madama Butterfly"
Opera by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Toti Dal Monte
Courtesy of Angel/EMI Classics
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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flipped generation gaps
23 April 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Not just another movie about Italian-Americans, "Household Saints" portrays three generations in a family, culminating in the granddaughter (Lili Taylor) getting obsessed with Jesus to the extremest extent. That seems a little antithetical - to me, at least - as I usually expect the older generations to be more religious than the younger generations to reject it. But don't get me wrong; I recommend this movie, at the very least as a look at the vicissitudes of family life. Nancy Savoca has shown that she does a great job when casting Lili Taylor, with this one and "Dogfight". Also starring Tracey Ullman, Vincent D'Onofrio and Michael Imperioli (of "The Sopranos").


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