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Two Bits (1995)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  22 November 1995 (USA)
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It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's ... See full summary »



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It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's promised to Gennaro and which Gennaro would like to have to buy a ticket to the plush new movie theater. But grandpa's not ready to pass on the quarter or pass on to his final reward: he has some unfinished business with a woman from his past, and he enlists Gennaro to act as his emissary. Written by <>

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You're never too old to believe in a dream. Or too young to make one come true!



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some traumatic thematic elements | See all certifications »




Release Date:

22 November 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Day to Remember  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

ITL 49,644,000 (Italy) (30 May 1997)


ITL 99,572,000 (Italy) (6 June 1997)

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2.35 : 1
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Maurice Jarre wrote a score for the film but it was rejected by producer Harvey Weinstein. See more »


Gitano Sabatoni: Ohhh... you stopped wanting. Ahhh, not needing.
Gennaro: What's the difference?
Gitano Sabatoni: Hey, it's all the difference in the world. Your belly needs. Your heart wants. That's the difference.
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La Paloma
20 September 2004 | by (chicago) – See all my reviews

If you have experienced loss of someone close this movie will surely have an effect on you. It's a wonderful look at a relationship between a boy and his grandfather in the depression era. As always Al Pacino (the best actor who ever lived) is brilliant and heartwarming in this sincere yet all together different role for him. A short but bittersweet film that will take you on a sad but very personal journey. I've seen this film about 10 times and have never made it all the way through without crying. This is a beautiful film in todays blockbuster big movie era. No special effects just emotions. Definitely better than 5.8 out of 10 I would say more like 8 out of 10. Mary Elizabeth and Al are magnificent-

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