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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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Cast

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
Geoff Pierson ...
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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ITL 99,572,000 (Italy) (6 June 1997)
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Maurice Jarre wrote a score for the film but it was rejected by producer Harvey Weinstein. See more »

Quotes

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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28 March 2003 | by (Holland) – See all my reviews

Director James Foley knows how to get attention of the audience. His films are often emotional, but never overly sentimental. In my opinion Glengarry Glen Ross is still Folley's best work ever. But Two Bits comes very close. It is a magical film about making dreams come true. Breathtaking cinematography, touching story, great acting by Al Pacino and a score with a "wow" factor makes this a little masterpiece.

The beautiful Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio is very convincing as the widowed mom and the talented young actor Jerry Barone (very strange that this is his first and last role) is awesome.

Don't miss this one.

RATING: 8,5/10




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