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A new waitress working at an Italian restaurant in New York City finds herself entangled in a mob-run underworld of drug dealing and murder.

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Mr. Santalino (as Arthur Nascarella)
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Umberto
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Anthony Alessandro ...
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Deluca (as Louis DiBianco)
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Garcia
Jeremiah Sparks ...
Detective Levine
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Tony
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Angela Fontaine
Michael Egan ...
Joey Jr. (as Mike Egan)
Jere Gillis ...
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A new waitress working at an Italian restaurant in New York City finds herself entangled in a mob-run underworld of drug dealing and murder.

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These waitresses are about to turn the tables on The Mob. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language, violence and some drug content | See all certifications »

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6 December 2002 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Wise Girls  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Despite receiving rave reviews at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival (where it received a standing ovation from the entire audience), producer 'Anthony Esposito' was unable to find a distributor for the film, which subsequently settled for a cable release in the US in October 2002, and went straight to video in most other countries. See more »

Goofs

Durning the birthday scene, two of the sparklers go out on the cake while they are toasting, but then when they finish they each grab one of the sparklers which are all lit. See more »

Quotes

Raychel: What are you on?
Meg: What am I on? It's just two glasses of wine and a couple of valium. You want some?
Raychel: Valium? Who the fuck takes valium anymore?
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Crazy Credits

To all the people in the Great City of New York God bless. Our hearts go out to those who perished and their families in the World Trade Center tragedy. See more »

Connections

Edited into Behind the Scenes of 'Wisegirls' (2002) See more »

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Femina (Woman)
Written & Performed by Eugene Cibelli
Produced by Christopher Cibelli
Published by ASCAP
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Awesome Ensemble, Cool Story, Suprise Ending
2 July 2003 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I have to say this film wasn't at the top of my renting list but after seeing it,I started telling other people to rent it also. The girls are great leads and the supporting cast is awesome as well. Veteran film actor Arthur Nascarella is on target once more as crime boss Mr. Santalino. I was so into his performance I went back to look up other films he had worked in. He is truly an awesome talent. His son Frankie played by Christian Maelen turned in a fine performance as well. You couldn't tell whether these guys were cool or just out of their minds. Their chemistry as father and son was fantastic as was the chemistry between Mira, Mariah, and Melora. Good Job to director David Anspagh


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