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Two Bits (1995)

PG-13 | | Drama | 22 November 1995 (USA)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Barone ...
Gennaro
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Grandpa
Patrick Borriello ...
Tullio
Andy Romano ...
Dr. Bruna
Donna Mitchell ...
Mrs. Bruna
Mary Lou Rosato ...
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Rosemary De Angelis ...
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Ballyhoo Driver
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Guendolina
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Karen Shallo ...
Woman in Red
Nick Discenza ...
Father of Deceased
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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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

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Rated PG-13 for some traumatic thematic elements | See all certifications »
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22 November 1995 (USA)  »

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A Day to Remember  »

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ITL 49,644,000 (Italy) (30 May 1997)
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Al Pacino appeared in the film as a personal favor to director James Foley because he had a great time working with him on Glengarry Glen Ross (1992). See more »

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Gennaro: She forgave you, grampa.
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1 January 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"Two Bits" was a noticeable change for Al Pacino, casting him as a man getting his grandson (Jerry Barone) to rectify an age-old matter in 1933 Philadelphia in exchange for a chance to go to the movies. Watching the movie, one gets a sense of the poverty characteristic of the Great Depression, but also how people understood that they had to try and go on no matter what. I realize that some people may consider it bad taste - if not unethical - to use the Great Depression for the setting of a nearly magical story, but I wish to assert that the movie did a very impressive job portraying the setting without getting sappy; then again, how could an Al Pacino movie be sappy? I recommend it. Also starring Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.


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