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In the 30's, in New York, the coffin of the leftist gangster Johnny Tempio is brought to the house of his older brother Ray for the wake of family and friends. Ray is a cold gangster that... See more »

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Ray
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Chez
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Jean
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Clara
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Johnny
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Gaspare
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Helen
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Sali
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Ghouly
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Julius
Gian DiDonna ...
Ray Sr. (as Gian Di Donna)
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Sentieri (as Dmitry Prachenko)
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Young Ray
Gregory Perrelli ...
Young Chez (as Gregory Pirelli)
Joey Hannon ...
Middle Chez
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Enrico
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Bacco
Andrew Fiscella ...
Murder Witness
Anthony Alessandro ...
Doctor
Robert W. Castle ...
Priest (as Robert Castle)
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Undertaker
Daniel Scarpa ...
Kid
Nicholas De Cegli ...
Victor (as Nicholas DeCegli)
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Bridgette
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Union Speaker
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Michael Stein
Carrie Szlasa ...
Fox (as Carrie Slaza)
Phil Neilson ...
Billy
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The Mechanic
Lance Guecia ...
Flashback Victim
Douglas Crosby ...
The Florist (as Doug Crosby)
Ida Bernardini ...
Aunt Rosa (as Ida Bernadini)
John Hoyt ...
Big John
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Cha Cha (as John Cha Cha Ciarcia)
Heather Bracken ...
Liz
Frankie Cee ...
Bartender Frank (as Frank Cee)
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Zito
Mia Babalis ...
Mia
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Dancing Barfly (uncredited)
Lori Eastside ...
Party dancer (uncredited)
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Rocco (uncredited)
Joe Gioco ...
Undertaker's Assistant (uncredited)

Directed by

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Abel Ferrara

Written by (WGA)

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Nicholas St. John ... (written by)

Produced by

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Jay Cannold ... associate producer
Michael Chambers ... executive producer
Mary Kane ... producer
Patrick Panzarella ... executive producer
Randy Sabusawa ... co-producer (as Randall Sabusawa)
Annabella Sciorra ... associate producer
Russell Simmons ... associate producer
Margot Lulick ... line producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Joe Delia

Cinematography by

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Ken Kelsch

Film Editing by

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Mayin Lo
Bill Pankow
Jim Mol ... (uncredited)

Editorial Department

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Patricia Bowers ... associate editor (as Trissy Bowers)
Suzanne Ceresko ... post-production assistant
Pamela Chmiel ... assistant editor (as Pam Chmiel)
Kenna Doeringer ... first assistant editor
Jamal El-Amin ... apprentice editor
Tony Grocki ... assistant editor (as Anthony Grocki)
Marla Hanson ... editor: video
Kent McGrew ... color timer
Jim Mol ... creative consultant: picture
Woody Richman ... apprentice editor (as T. Woody Richman)
Nick Smith ... apprentice editor
Greg Speed ... second assistant editor
Robin Whittaker ... post-production intern (as Robin Quinn)

Casting By

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Ann Goulder

Production Design by

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Charles M. Lagola

Art Direction by

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Beth Curtis

Set Decoration by

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Diane Lederman

Costume Design by

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Melinda Eshelman

Makeup Department

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Patricia Regan ... makeup artist
Nancy Tong ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Jay Cannold ... production supervisor
Mary Kane ... production manager
Jasmine Kosovic ... post-production supervisor (as Jasmine Kosovic')

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Laura Cercone Fiorino ... second second assistant director (as Laura Cerone Fiorino)
Noga Isackson ... first assistant director
Jenny Peek ... dga trainee
Christopher Surgent ... second assistant director (as Chris Surgent)

Art Department

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Suzanne E. Cestare ... second props master (as Suzanne Cestare)
Hallie Coletto ... scenic
Frank DeCurtis ... on-set dresser
Guido DeCurtis ... lead man
Robert Dillon ... key carpenter
Douglas Fecht ... set dresser (as Doug Fecht)
Stephanie Ferrante ... art department coordinator
David Greenhouse ... scenic
Claude Horstmann ... foreman
Mark Horstmann ... construction coordinator
Ross Huttick ... set dresser
Paul Loret ... second construction grip
Christine Moosher ... buyer
Ed Newins Jr. ... key construction grip (as Edward Newins Jr.)
Stanley Pasay ... camera scenic
Jon Ringbom ... charge scenic
Amy Safhay ... greens
Eric Stepper ... prop master
Greg Sullivan ... scenic
Harriet Zucker ... prop shopper
Daniel Kimmel ... art department production assistant (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Patricia Brolsma ... boom operator
Jason Canovas ... dialogue editor
Rosa Howell-Thornhill ... sound mixer
Kathleen King ... boom operator
Karen McMullen ... assistant sound editor (as Karen McMullen Homer)
Todd Miller ... sound effects editor
Fred Rosenberg ... dialogue editor
Greg Sheldon ... supervising sound editor
Wyatt Sprague ... sound apprentice
Jeffrey Stern ... dialogue editor
Mel Zelniker ... re-recording engineer: Sound One Corp. (as Mel J. Zelniker)

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J.C. Brotherhood ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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David Fuhrer ... video consultant (as David Furher)

Stunts

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Phil Neilson ... stunt coordinator
Carl Paoli ... stunt double: Christopher Walken (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Maria Calvaruso ... second assistant camera
John Clifford ... still photographer
Joe Donohue III ... best boy grip (as Joseph G. Donohue III)
Andrea Dorman ... first assistant camera
Steve Drellich ... camera operator
Samuel G. Friedman ... electrician (as Samuel Friedman)
Jim Galvin ... electrician
Pedro Hernández ... rigging grip (as Pedro Hernandez)
Eric M. Klein ... grip (as Eric Klein)
Robert Kummert ... key grip (as Rob Kummert)
John Paul McIntyre ... dolly grip (as Jack McIntyre)
Charlie McNamara ... gaffer (as Charles McNamara)
Linda Phillips ... electrician
Larry Steinberg ... grip
Jennifer Stuart ... camera trainee
Phil Testa ... best boy
Stephen Treadway ... second assistant camera
Robert Vuolo ... electrician (as Rob Vuolo)

Casting Department

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Sylvia Fay ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Dorit Avnir ... costume assistant
Joseph Cesarelli ... additional wardrobe
Diane Collins ... wardrobe assistant
John Corbo ... set costumer
Beth Lincks ... additional set costumer (as Beth Links)
Thomas Stokes ... wardrobe supervisor (as Tom Stokes)
Ruthie Tanami ... wardrobe assistant
Alana West ... additional wardrobe

Location Management

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Laura Franses ... location assistant
Kathy Gatto ... location intern (as Kathy Grissom)
Sebastian Hoschirl ... location intern
Jonathan Manzo ... assistant location manager
Michael Nickodem ... location manager
Natile Orango ... location intern
Dan Solomon ... location intern
Joseph Stephans ... location assistant
Matt Whitcher ... location assistant

Music Department

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Michael Burrelle ... musician: The Chez Lounge Band
Joe Delia ... musician: The Chez Lounge Band (as 'Killer' Joe Delia)
James Flatto ... music editor (as Jim Flatto)
Jill Meyers ... music consultant
Jim Mol ... creative consultant: music
Jon Sigel ... musician: The Chez Lounge Band (as Jonathon Sigel)
Ron Thomas ... musician: The Chez Lounge Band

Transportation Department

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David Babcock ... driver (as David Jay Babcock)
Ryan Boyd ... driver
Irv Gooch ... picture vehicles (as Ira Gouch)
Dennis Kelly ... driver
Louis Volpe ... transportation captain (as Lou 'Sonny' Volpe)

Other crew

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Karen Barber ... assistant to director
Donna L. Bascom ... legal counsel (as Donna L. Bascom Esq.)
Leonard John Bruno ... production placement (as Leonard Bruno) / promotions (as Leonard Bruno)
James 'Morris' Byrnes ... set production assistant
Jim Carden ... assistant accountant
Maya Churi ... assistant to director
Juliet D'Annibale ... assistant production coordinator
Lori Eastside ... choreographer
Kevin Greene ... production accountant
Charles Houston ... parking assistant
Jay Julien ... legal counsel (as Jay Julien Esq.)
Karen Kelsall ... script supervisor
Carl Kelsch ... office production intern
Daniel Kimmel ... script intern
Kevin Kolovich ... office production assistant
Mary Lugo ... unit publicist: Clein & White
John Paul McIntyre ... creative consultant (as Jack McIntyre)
Frank McKenna ... craft service: Meals On Reels (as Frank)
Michael McKenna ... craft service: Meals On Reels (as Mike McKenna)
Mary Jackson Miller ... assistant to producer (as Mary Jackson)
Pernilla Nelson ... office production intern
Olivia Pi-Sunyer ... production coordinator
Douglas Plasse ... set production assistant (as Doug Plasse)
Roger Rawlings ... office production assistant
Lynn Reich ... set production assistant
Holly S. Rymon ... assistant accountant (as Holly Rymon)
Jean-Andre Sassine ... parking coordinator (as Jean Sassine)
John Shaw ... set production assistant
Eric Shonz ... insurance broker: Great Northern/Reiff & Associates
Dena Silberstein ... production placement / promotions
Richard Suffern ... office production assistant
Teresita Tan ... assistant accountant (as Teresita P. Tan)
Dave Brown ... hat maker (uncredited)
Judy Sharinger ... legal delivery supervisor (uncredited)
Rick Washburn ... weapons coordinator (uncredited)

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Dianne E. Collins ... special thanks
Scott Fleischer ... special thanks: Panavision, N.Y.
Sal Giarratano ... special thanks: Panavision, N.Y. (as Sal F. Giarratano)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

In the 30's, in New York, the coffin of the leftist gangster Johnny Tempio is brought to the house of his older brother Ray for the wake of family and friends. Ray is a cold gangster that likes to read and is married to Jean. His brother Chez is a hot head that runs a bar and is married to Clara . Ray decides to revenge the murder of his younger brother and believes the gangster Gaspare is the one who killed Johnny. Meanwhile Chez has a breakdown with tragic consequences for the Tempio brothers. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines Once you pull the trigger, there's no going back. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Nos funérailles (France)
  • Das Begräbnis (Germany)
  • El funeral (Spain)
  • Pogrzeb (Poland)
  • El funeral (Argentina)
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Runtime
  • 99 min
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Budget $12,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $41,768, 03 Nov 1996

Did You Know?

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Trivia Johnny is the youngest of the three brothers, while Chez is the middle child. However, Chris Penn was in fact four years younger than Vincent Gallo. See more »
Goofs Johnny is dead in his coffin, but he flinches when someone brushes his eyebrows. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Ransom/Set It Off/Mad Dog Time/Mother Night/The Funeral (1996). See more »
Soundtracks Gloomy Sunday See more »
Quotes Johnny Tempi: I would say life is pretty pointless, wouldn't you, without the movies?
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