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Ten Benny (1995)
"Nothing to Lose" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  13 November 1998 (USA)
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Ray and his good friends grew up in their working class neighbourhood. Ray is a salesman but dreams of something more: he wants his own business... See full synopsis »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ray Diglovanni
Michael Gallagher ...
Mike
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Joanne Deturo (as Sybil Temchen)
Tony Gillan ...
Butchie
James E. Moriarty ...
Donny Dematto
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Linda (as Lisa Roberts)
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Ray Diglovanni, Sr.
Gayle Scott ...
Donna
Greg Zittel ...
Al, Mike's Dad
Jerry Moore ...
Tony Town Car
David Deblinger ...
Cosmo
Anna Manfredi ...
Mrs. Deturo
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Angelo
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John John
James Vincent Romano ...
Claudio (as James Romano)
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Ray and his good friends grew up in their working class neighbourhood. Ray is a salesman but dreams of something more: he wants his own business... See full synopsis »

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Rated R for pervasive language, and some sexuality and violence | See all certifications »
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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,003 (USA) (13 November 1998)

Gross:

$9,003 (USA) (13 November 1998)
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Brilliant Acting By Adrien Brody Illuminates Ten Benny.
6 August 2003 | by (Orlando, Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

Brilliant acting by Adrien Brody as Ray illuminates this gritty look at lower-income blue collar life. Written & directed by New Jersey native Eric Bross, Ten Benny sheds light on the inner wheels of a man pinwheeling unintentionally into self-destruction.

Ray is trapped in his father's failed past, determined to somehow assuage the mistakes his father made. Driven to find love, acceptance, and redemption, Ray ironically falls prey to his father's mistakes.

As he stumbles downward to a disillusioned ecstasy, his closest friends begin to question his moral fiber.....

Brody portrays Ray with humility and grace, conveying with his expressive facial features all the torment, desolation, vulnerability, childishness, fear, and loneliness that run wildly through Ray's soul. With each unique gesture and nuance, Brody breathes life into Ray's psyche.

Complimenting Brody's acting include James E. Moriarty (straight-edged loan shark), Tony Gillan (tough-guy best friend), Frank Vincent (Ray Sr, who tries to raise Ray the best he can), Michael Gallagher (sensitive best friend), and the lesser-known Sybil Temchen, who portrays Joanne, Ray's girlfriend. Temchen empowers Joanne with tenacity and strength, providing a formidable, believable match to Brody's insecure Ray.


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