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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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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
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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Comedy

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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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Connections

References Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) See more »

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Well written, strong acting, poor direction...
2 May 2002 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

What astounds me is that this movie is sitting in the can, while movies like "Murder By Numbers" are made. This is a simple love story, thrown into complex situations, that confronts racism, family values, loyalty, love, and humor.

Vincent Pagano and Mike Pagano are both very talented actors that need strong direction and a supporting cast to support them, and to carry them where they are lagging, i.e. name recognition. Rumors are abound of their next upcoming picture, "Jesus, Mary, and Joseph." This time around they might hit the nail on the head, if they stay away from "B" television stars that will force it to go STRAIGHT TO VIDEO.


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