6.2/10
205
17 user 4 critic

A Wake in Providence (1999)

R | | Comedy | 15 April 2005 (USA)
Trailer
2:03 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

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 »

Director:

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Open House (1987)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Someone is killing off nubile real estate agents. A psychologist doing a therapy talk show begins getting calls from the perpetrator, and cooperates with the police to try and stop him. ... See full summary »

Director: Jag Mundhra
Stars: Joseph Bottoms, Adrienne Barbeau, Rudy Ramos
Father Hood (1993)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A deadbeat dad kidnaps his kids from the bus. Based on the true life stories and experiences of Michael J. Hardy.

Director: Darrell Roodt
Stars: Patrick Swayze, Halle Berry, Sabrina Lloyd
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

The government hires a feminist at the local university to track down the Piranha Women living in the uncharted Avocado Jungle (westernmost outpost is San Bernardino) to convince them to ... See full summary »

Director: J.F. Lawton
Stars: Shannon Tweed, Bill Maher, Karen M. Waldron
The Next One (1984)
Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

An astronaut's widow and her young son meet a stranger from the future on a Greek island.

Director: Nico Mastorakis
Stars: Keir Dullea, Adrienne Barbeau, Peter Hobbs
Ghost Rock (2003)
Action | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

In 1882, 20 years after an almost forgotten massacre took place, the only living witness to the crime, John Slaughter, returns to the town where it happened. Now finding the town run by the... See full summary »

Director: Dustin Rikert
Stars: Gary Busey, Michael Worth, Jeff Fahey
Swamp Thing (1982)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

After a violent incident with a special chemical, a research scientist is turned into a swamp plant monster.

Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Louis Jourdan, Adrienne Barbeau, Ray Wise
The Fog (1980)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Legend says that Antonio Bay was built in 1880 with blood money obtained from shipwrecked lepers but no one believes it. On the eve of the town's centennial many plan to attend the celebrations, including the murdered lepers.

Director: John Carpenter
Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh
Comedy | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

To help his discouraged son get through college, a funloving and obnoxious rich businessman decides to enter the school as a student himself.

Director: Alan Metter
Stars: Rodney Dangerfield, Sally Kellerman, Burt Young
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In 1997, when the US President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in for a rescue.

Director: John Carpenter
Stars: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The cross-country adventures of two good-hearted but incredibly stupid friends.

Directors: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly
Stars: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Anthony
...
Alissa
Mike Pagano ...
Frankie
...
Aunt Lidia
Lisa Raggio ...
Claudia
...
Louie
...
Brunie
...
Vinnie
...
Patty
Kaye Kingston ...
Gram Baldassarre
Louis Guss ...
Uncle Guy
...
Aunt Elaine
...
Uncle Joe
Magda Harout ...
Aunt Alma
John Capodice ...
Uncle Sal
Edit

Storyline

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)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 April 2005 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$402,805 (USA) (17 February 2006)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Cara Mia
Performed by Jay and the Americans
Courtesy of EMI Capitol
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Freddy Got Fingered is released nationally & THIS sits on the shelf???
5 February 2002 | by (Providence, RI) – See all my reviews

One of the best movies I have seen. It is a throw back to character driven movies of the 30's and 40's and the acting is superb. It is a shame that this hasn't been released on video, as it is truly a family feel good picture.


6 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where do I locate a copy thereelmaestro
Who else loved this movie? Vongrove
Discuss A Wake in Providence (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?