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True Friends (1998)

 -  Drama  -  30 January 1998 (USA)
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The films tells the story of three friends living in the Bronx in New York - Juan Jose a.k.a. J.J., Joey and Louie. The first half of the film tells of them when they were children, and ... See full summary »

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Joey
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Louie Mazzarino
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Big Tony
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Father Reilly
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Pauley
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Mr. Slotnick
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Mrs. Calisuano
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Connie
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Carmine
Richard Zavaglia ...
Luigi
Jeanne Sapienza ...
Gina
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Sal
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Frances
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The films tells the story of three friends living in the Bronx in New York - Juan Jose a.k.a. J.J., Joey and Louie. The first half of the film tells of them when they were children, and second is set 15 years later, when they have much more serious problems. Written by Anonymous

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Three Boys...Three Lives... One Destiny... A True Story Of Love, Friendship And Honor.

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Rated R for language, drug use, some sexuality and violence | See all certifications »

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Worst film, ever...
1 July 2003 | by (Ashford) – See all my reviews

Quite literally put, this was the worst pile of *!@# I have ever seen. What an absoloute joke from start to finish, the sad thing was it was supposed to be serious! I was conned by the cover stating that fans of "Goodfellas" and "Sleepers" would like this, WHY? Cos it was set in NY and thats about it!

If you fancy a laugh get it, the attempts at acting were woeful, the "Cold Turkey" scene was a classic, I personally think my goldfish could have given a more convincing performance!!

I was even duped into a good review by Martin Scorcese (I can only accept and will only accept that this is a different Scorcese to the genius I know of, there's no way he genuinely saw this and then liked it! If he watched it then I bet he would have cringed at how bad an attempt at making a film could get!

Doesn't deserve the rating of 4.1 (last time I looked), anyone that rated this above a 1 then I would love to have a deeper conversation into what if any part of this ridiculous film they feel makes it worth an average rating?

I would also like an explanation from the people that gave this film an award for best movie (WHAT ON EARTH WAS THE SHORT LIST LIKE!!!!!)

Sorry to say it but, pathetic.


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