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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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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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Mala Femmena
Written by George Brown & Toto
Performed by Jerry Vale
Courtesy of Sony Corporation and Embassy Music
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Why Hasn't This Film Been Released Nationwide???
17 January 2001 | by (SF Bay Area) – See all my reviews

A Wake In Providence is one of the best films I've ever seen. I saw it at a special screening, and couldn't wait for the release - so I could take my family and friends. Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore are extremely talented writers. Adrienne Barbeau is at her best. Great performances are given by the truly talented ensemble cast. I hope somebody wakes up and realizes what a gem this motion picture is. Oh, I forgot!!! We are in the generation of Jerry Springer, Survivor, Who Want's To Marry a Millionaire, and movies now produced by the god-awful MTV. Who'd want to see a movie with taste...?


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