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

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Luisa Spirito: What kind of world is it when someone you love can sit in the sun all day and not get some color in his cheeks?
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Two Bits or a day to remember
15 March 2006 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

In my life I only had two real soul-stirring moments. One of those two was due to this film. I believe if you ever lost a person real close to you this is an absolute must see. I very very rarely cry with a movie but Two bits (especially the last phrase) cut right trough me. An amazing performance by Al Pacino but the whole tone was right on the spot. It's done in a way with knowledge of the medium and respect to the delicateness of telling a story, the right way. I don't think after seeing this movie i will ever want to see another James Foley film. Not that i didn't like the experience. But because of the fact that i liked it too much. And every other film by this director could only be worse.

Hats of to the writer: Joseph Stefano. Because beside the fact that the film itself has a decent plot, the final sentence as i said before really blew me away. This movie is readable in different ways so everybody can enjoy it. Only thing is everybody will read different things in it. A must see...


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