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Angie (1994)

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 ... See full summary »

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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)  »

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Angie - Una donna tutta sola  »

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$2,779,640, 6 March 1994, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,398,308
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Trivia

To research her part, Geena Davis worked in a flea market in Bensonhurst. She was mugged within five minutes. See more »

Goofs

The movie takes place in Brooklyn, but the phone number of Vinnie's business has a non-Brooklyn area code (910). See more »

Quotes

Angie: Are you lonely or horny?
Noel: I'm Irish. Which is the equivalent of saying that I'm lonely and horny.
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References What's Love Got to Do with It (1993) See more »

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Angela Scacciapensieri
5 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

Originally intended for Madonna (who can't act & would have definitely STUNK!), this was an excellent role for Geena Davis. "Angie" is a film about an Italian/American woman from the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, N.Y. Her mom left her when she was a child & because of this she has a romanticized notion of her mother & a deep fear of abandonment. She wants more out of life than her working class plumber boyfriend (and father of her child) can offer her so she falls in love with a lawyer from Ireland while pregnant(someone as far removed from her Brooklyn world as possible!) After the baby is born, the lawyer dumps her & she also feels rejected by her son (you'll have to see the movie to find out why) so she heads off to Texas to finally face her mom for some type of closure. Yes, this character's angst & situations can be overwhelming , but real life can be like that too sometimes. The musical score, by Jerry Goldsmith, is excellent (particularly "Angie's Theme") & compliments the movie wonderfully. The movie also has a knack for capturing the New York Italian/American experience authentically. At times, "Angie" feels like a hybrid of other films ("Working Girl", "Beaches", "Saturday Night Fever", "Moonstruck" & "Pretty Woman") but it works. (This film is based on the novel "Angie, I Says" by Avra Wing. In the book the main character's name is Tina Scacciapensiari & her best friend's name is Angie. The first names of these characters were switched for the film).


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