Favorite quote "We are all broken. Those of us who are less broken need to help those who are more broken."

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Cast

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Angie Scacciapensieri
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Noel Riordan
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Tina
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Frank Scacciapensieri
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Kathy
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Jerry
Betty Miller ...
Joanne
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Ballerina
Jeremy Collins ...
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Robert Conn ...
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Dr. Gould
Rosemary De Angelis ...
Aunt Vicky
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Aunt Violetta
Ida Bernardini ...
Aunt Louisa
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Storyline

Angie lives in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, N.Y. and dreams of a better life than everyone she knows. When she finds that she is pregnant by her boyfriend Vinnie, she decides that she will have the baby, but not Vinnie as a husband. This turns the entire neighborhood upside down and starts her on a journey of self discovery. This journey includes her family, a new lover and her life. Even her best friend Tina has trouble understanding Angie. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Angie's ready to face life's toughest challenges. But is life ready for Angie?

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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4 March 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Angie - Una donna tutta sola  »

Box Office

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$9,398,308 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Originally set up by Joe Roth (then head of 20th Century Fox) as a star vehicle for Madonna, who pulled out when scheduling conflicts arose with her role in Abel Ferrera's Dangerous Game (1993). Joan Allen, Kim Basinger, Halle Berry, Sherilyn Fenn, Bridget Fonda, Jodie Foster, Helen Hunt, Demi Moore, Kathy Najimy, Tatum O'Neal, Daryl Hannah, Meryl Streep, Marisa Tomei and Sela Ward were then considered before the part went to Geena Davis. It was then that a leaked fax from Madonna to Roth emerged in which she sarcastically blasted his decision to dump her for a non-Italian actress. It transpired that Roth had privately expressed doubts about Madonna's ability to carry a movie, comments which had made it back to the star in question, hence her sudden departure from the project. Original director Jonathan Kaplan soon followed, to be replaced by Martha Coolidge, with whom Davis had worked two years previously on Rambling Rose (1991). See more »

Goofs

When Angie gets out of the shower, the reflection in the mirror doesn't match Angie's movements. See more »

Quotes

Angie: We are all broken. Those of us who are less broken need to help those who are more broken.
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Referenced in Allemaal film: Betere tijden (2007) See more »

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22 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It will bring you to tears and make you laugh. Angie lives in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn and dreams of a better life than everyone she knows. When she finds that she is pregnant by her boyfriend Vinnie, she decides that she will have the baby, but not Vinnie as a husband. This turns the entire neighborhood upside down and starts her on a journey of self discovery. This kind of sentimental character piece needs a tight focus so all of the nuances of the characters shine through. The characters in this film have a lot of depth, and that makes all the difference. I give this one a rating of 7 out of 10.


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