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The Selling of Vince D'Angelo (1976)

TV Movie  |  1983 (USA)
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Danny DeVito stars in and directs this critically acclaimed short film which was part of the ground breaking HBO/Cinemax anthology series, "Likely Stories." Danny plays corrupt Congressman ... See full summary »

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VINCE D'ANGELO is a low life, Congressman from New Jersey who'll stop at nothing to get elected to the U.S. Senate. With his sleazy, below-the-belt campaign tactics, he's hell-bent on ... See full summary »

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Vince D'Angelo
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Mary Ann McKensie
Roy Firestone ...
Commercial Director
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Vince Jr.
Ken Jones ...
Himself
Harvey Miller ...
Vince's Lawyer
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Mrs. D'Angelo
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Corky Pigeon ...
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FBI guy
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Fred Scialla ...
Freddie
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Reporter
Jessica Lee Smith ...
Lisa D'angelo - Daughter of Vince D'angelo (as Jessie Lee Smith)
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Danny DeVito stars in and directs this critically acclaimed short film which was part of the ground breaking HBO/Cinemax anthology series, "Likely Stories." Danny plays corrupt Congressman Vince D'Angelo who is making a sleazy run to become Senator of New Jersey. In the process he spreads vicious rumors about his running mates and uses incendiary campaign commercials to get himself elected. His campaign is derailed when he is caught-on-tape giving a bribe to a G-man posing as a mobster. His response to the "Mobscam" debacle is to claim he was "conducting his own investigation" and then fakes an 11th hour assassination on himself to engender voter sympathy. Written by Anonymous

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D'Angelo - Before it's too late!

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Reporter: Councilman, you've been criticized for organizing a vigilante group in Passaic. How do you respond to this?
Vince D'Angelo: I reject the term 'vigilante' vehemently. We are good, law-abiding citizens who go out every night with large sticks to keep the streets of Passaic safe.
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