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A Wake in Providence (1999)

R | | Comedy | 12 May 2015 (USA)
When Anthony's African-American girlfriend Alissa meets his Italian-American family at his grandfather's funeral, confrontations, confessions, and a hilarious race to the altar ensue!

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Anthony
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Alissa
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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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Patty
Kaye Kingston ...
Gram Baldassarre
Louis Guss ...
Uncle Guy
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Aunt Elaine
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Uncle Joe
Magda Harout ...
Aunt Alma
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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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12 May 2015 (USA)  »

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Almost Married  »

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$32,018 (USA) (15 April 2005)

Gross:

$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 great comedy!!
28 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I happened to see the premiere of "A Wake in Providence" in Warwick Rhode Island. I thought that it was written well by the brothers and their acting was very good too. The whole cast did a superb job, from the beautiful Victoria Rowell to the funny/insane Lisa Raggio. The Director did a brilliant job making everything work out of course his job was made a little bit easier from the fact that they were all top notch actors. The story was hilarious I laughed my butt off, maybe you had to be from RI to understand it but still one of the best comedies I've seen so far or at least since "Something about Mary"!!, which coincidently was also made in RI !! This movie gave me flashbacks (sweating, breaking out in hives,funny flashbacks) of my years growing up in an Italian family living in Providence Rhode Island!!


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