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A Wake in Providence (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  15 April 2005 (USA)
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Going back home can be hard, particularly when you come from a traditional Italian family, and especially when the girlfriend you bring back is not Italian. But the roof caves in when she's... See full summary »

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Anthony
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Alissa
Mike Pagano ...
Frankie
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Aunt Lidia
Lisa Raggio ...
Claudia
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Louie
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Brunie
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Vinnie
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Kaye Kingston ...
Gram Baldassarre
Louis Guss ...
Uncle Guy
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Aunt Elaine
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Uncle Joe
Magda Harout ...
Aunt Alma
John Capodice ...
Uncle Sal
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Going back home can be hard, particularly when you come from a traditional Italian family, and especially when the girlfriend you bring back is not Italian. But the roof caves in when she's African American. This is the problem that Anthony faces when he brings Alissa from Los Angeles to his boyhood home of Providence, Rhode Island to attend his grandfather's funeral. Written by Weissman/Delson Communications (with permission)

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Rated R for language and some sexual content
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$32,018 (USA) (15 April 2005)

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$402,805 (USA) (17 February 2006)
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References Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) See more »

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Innamorata
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Performed by Jerry Vale
Courtesy of Paramount Music Corporation and Four Jays Music Publishing Company
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A pathetic Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Rip Off
25 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn would roll over in their graves if they knew this Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Rip Off was actually in theaters. Along with Sidney Poitier and Katherine Houghton these four brilliant actors made a great cultural statement with Director Stanley Kramer's 1967 master piece. This present day rip off is a joke. So a white guy from an overly stereotyped Italian family in Rhode Island brings his African American girlfriend home (Insert GASP here) to his grand father's funeral. His family members reactions were of course....predictable. This movie was so painfully telegraphed from start to finish my girlfriend actually started fake snoring to signal to me that she wanted to leave. Do yourself a favor and rent the original. Take a pass on Wake.


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