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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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Young Teresa
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Evelyn Santangelo
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Father Matthias
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Augie Santangelo (as John Dibenedetto)
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Rita (as Marie Decicco)
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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

References Perry Mason (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

I Never Loved Anyone
Written by George R. Brown
Published by Shelby Singleton Music, Inc.
Performed by Jo Stafford
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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22 October 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I was so impressed by this film when I saw it at the Festival of Festivals (now the Toronto International Film Festival) in 1993 that I went home without seeing anything else. I would recommend it to any spiritual person. The film's saint is Saint Therese of Lisieux, who once said "What matters in life is not great deeds, but great love." After her death, she promised to "let fall a shower of roses," which is pivotal in the film. I really recommend it. A wonderful work by an American director.


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