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

R  |   |  Drama  |  13 November 1998 (USA)
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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.
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Donna
Greg Zittel ...
Al, Mike's Dad
Jerry Moore ...
Tony Town Car
David Deblinger ...
Cosmo
Anna Manfredi ...
Mrs. Deturo
Paul Coughlan ...
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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$200,000 (estimated)

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

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$9,003 (USA) (13 November 1998)
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ADRIEN BRODY IS SENSATIONAL - A MUST SEE MOVIE!
23 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

This movie is a must see for the riveting performance of ADRIEN BRODY. Though the writing and directing may be average, keep in mind it was the first film for writer/director, ERIC BROSS. Bross does get better with age and experience. I enjoyed the performances of all the cast, however, I wish the character Mrs. Deturo, played by actress ANNA MANFREDI, would have had a more significant part. Whenever she appeared in a scene she lit up the room

  • She is talented, has star quality, is interesting, and I would like to


see more of her in future films.

Mr. Bross would have been wise to utilize Ms. Manfredi in the party scene -developing her character and defining her as Joanne's mother - he neglected to develop a relationship between mother and daughter. (When you are wandering all around looking for your boyfriend, it is a knee jerk reaction to ask your mom if she has seen him when you walk right past her. Joanne never once talks to her mother or acknowledges her as her mother. This made the entire scene lacking in content. Bross has the party scene so cluttered with people that it is distracting from the events taking place, as if the party takes place in Grand Central rather than Mrs. Deturo's (Joanne's mother) home with a gathering of relatives.

One should never under-estimate the importance of a "mother" in developing a character. You learn early on that Ray, played by Brody, grew up without his mother who left when he was a child. This helps explain why Ray was so messed up. We completely lose all empathy for Joanne, played by Sybil Temchen, during this scene, as she is cold and menacing as she totally ignores her mother, played by Ms. Manfredi, as if the character is just a stranger amongst a bunch of strangers.

So to sum it all up - - ADRIEN BRODY IS FANTASTIC and LET'S SEE MORE OF ANNA MANFREDI IN UPCOMING FILMS!!!


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