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Kiss Me, Guido (1997)

 -  Comedy  -  18 July 1997 (USA)
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Warren has an extra room in his apartment (and is five months behind on the rent) after his lover moves out, so a friend places an ad on his behalf for a GWM roommate. Frankie, a pizza ... See full summary »

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Anthony Barrile ...
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Pino
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Terry
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Joey Chips
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Meryl
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Dakota
David Deblinger
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Patsy Zito
Antonia Rey ...
Josephina Zito
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Debbie
Anthony Vitale ...
Pizza Guy #1
Frankie Dellarosa ...
Pizza Guy #2
Rebecca Waxman ...
Wiggy
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Vinny the Fish
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Warren has an extra room in his apartment (and is five months behind on the rent) after his lover moves out, so a friend places an ad on his behalf for a GWM roommate. Frankie, a pizza baker (and aspiring actor), decides to move out of his family's flat in The Bronx when he comes home one evening and walks in on his brother making love to Frankie's girlfriend. Frankie checks ads for roommates in "the city" (i.e., Manhattan), notices Warren's ad and decides to answer it, reasoning that GWM stands for "Guy With Money." Written by Dennis Lewis <dsl@sprynet.com>

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When he answered the ad for a roommate he thought that "GWM" meant... "Guy With Money?"

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Rated R for sexuality and strong language | See all certifications »
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18 July 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Baciami Guido  »

Box Office

Budget:

$740,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$114,682 (USA) (18 July 1997)

Gross:

$1,828,284 (USA) (26 September 1997)
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Writer/director Tony Vitale first pitched the story as a sitcom in 1991. When nefarious executives tried to steal his idea, he quickly turned it into a play and, ultimately, the movie. Eventually it did transition to the small-screen as the short-lived series Some of My Best Friends (2001). See more »

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The closing credits say "Copyright © MCMXVII", which is 1917 rather than 1997 (MCMXCVII). See more »

Quotes

Terry: You know, you remind me of an infection that I once had.
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No minorities were spared in the making of this film. See more »

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References Goodfellas (1990) See more »

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I'm Gonna Shout
Written by Billy Mann, Richie Jones and Denise Rich
Performed by Nick Scotti
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half way there........
26 January 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

KISS ME GUIDO needs a re write and a remake. It is actually a funny premise fairly well executed, edited and cast...but with far too many stereotypes. Also the sound recording is not good at all. All these negatives still do not outweigh the fact that there is a good movie here waiting to be snazzed up into something played more into the galaxy of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES or PRISCILLA . As a low budget NY gay-ish camp/ Italian comedy it is simple and funny, but seems like a first draft that was made instead of reworking and reinventing and then snaring a better budget and bigger mindset. I like KISS ME GUIDO enough to give it a peck not a smooch. Maybe Tony Vitale can do as I suggest and boost the whole thing up a few octaves and make it bigger and louder and funnier and genuinely raucous. See NORMAN IS THAT YOU from 1976 for pointers....or THE (new musical version) PRODUCERS from Mel Brooks and go there.


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