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Writers (WGA):
Rosie Taravella (play)
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Carlo's Wake is a black comedy about the life, death and wake of an Italian-American patriarch and his colorful, combative extended family. | Add synopsis »
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Christopher Alessi ... Fr. Jimmy Cozanato

Yareli Arizmendi ... Lupe
Peter Blackwell ... Knights of Sicily: Frank
Carmine Caridi ... Uncle Nick

Michael Chiklis ... Marco
Gene Chronopoulos ... Knights of Sicily: Robert
Robert D'Avanzo ... Tommy - Cab Driver

Rhoda Gemignani ... Aunt Betty
Gary Kroeger ... Tim Ryan

Juliet Landau ... Anna Torello

Martin Landau ... Carlo Torello

Greg Lewis ... Knights of Sicily: Salvy

Peter Lupus ... Uncle Chavy

Ken Marino ... Antonio Torello

Sam McMurray ... Jerry Brock

Tamara Mello ... Gwen Brock

Christopher Meloni ... Bennetto Torello

Justine Miceli ... Gina Ryan

Rita Moreno ... Angela Torello

Catherine Paolone ... Aunt Josephine

Jon Polito ... Uncle Gus

Lisa Raggio ... Aunt Phyllis

Charles Rocket ... Derek Donovan

Richard Romanus ... Carmine D'Angelo

Robert Romanus ... Enzo D'Angelo

Anthony Russell ... Knights of Sicily: Mario

Theresa Saldana ... Theresa Brock

Frank Sivero ... Uncle Leo

Helen Slater ... Lisa Torello
Rosie Taravella ... Rosalie Torello
Kelly Teacher ... Young Anna

Directed by
Mike Valerio 
Writing credits
Rosie Taravella (play "Pa's Funeral")

Rosie Taravella (screenplay) &
Mike Valerio (screenplay)

Produced by
James Alex .... producer
Craig Darian .... executive producer
Jane Gurtiza .... co-producer
Steven Johnson .... producer
Howard G. Kazanjian .... executive producer
Allen Plone .... producer
Stanley Ralph Ross .... producer
Leon Williams .... producer
Cinematography by
David Klein 
Film Editing by
Skip Spiro 
Casting by
Eileen Stringer 
Production Design by
Randal P. Earnest 
Costume Design by
Angee Beckett 
Makeup Department
Brian Penikas .... makeup artist
Production Management
Kristin Conrad .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Allen Cluck .... first assistant director
Art Department
Brad Douglas .... lead man
Andy Schoneberg .... art department
Kyle Sullivan .... storyboard artist
Tim Woodruff .... set dresser
Sound Department
Dessie Markovsky .... sound designer
Emile Razpopov .... sound
Xavier Sol .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
John E. Hall II .... assistant camera
Emily Mackley .... first assistant camera
Denis Moran .... Steadicam operator
Bill Scalzitti .... chief lighting technician
Anthony Vietro .... key grip
Vernon Wynne .... company grip
Editorial Department
Jay Bowman .... second assistant editor
Michael Hatzer .... color timer
Music Department
Brian Benison .... music preparation
Steven Corn .... music supervisor
Other crew
Kenneth Heilfron .... production accountant
Amanda Roberts .... production assistant

Production Companies

Additional Details

90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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It just kept getting better & better - very funny., 17 February 2001
Author: jwacker from Florida

This is a movie that many families can relate too. After the first 5 to 10 minutes of setting, it just kept getting better. I could identify the characteristics of some of the actors with my own relatives.

Anyone between 20 and 80 who has ever lost a family member should be able to relate this comedy. Well done! Many great lines.

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