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WiseGirls (2002)

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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Kate
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Mr. Santalino (as Arthur Nascarella)
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Umberto
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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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Mira. Mariah. Melora. Mayhem. 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)  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)
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Famke Janssen was once attached to play Kate. See more »

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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 »

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Kate: I look so fat ugly and stupid in all those pictures.
Meg: Fat? Are you kidding me? You're like the poster child for thin people.
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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 »

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

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Come Bella D'Stagione Di Sante (Beauty of Summer)
Written & Performed by Eugene Cibelli
Produced by Christopher Cibelli
Published by ASCAP
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A nice surprise!
22 January 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Mariah Carey is perfectly cast as a foul-mouthed waitress with a big heart in "Wise Girls". Mira Sorvino is deserving of a second Academy award for her portrayal of a waitress struggling to survive in a mafia run restaurant. Melora Walters, who was so good in "Magnolia", again provides the fireworks, especially in the second half of the movie. This is David Anspaugh's best film since "Hoosiers", with newcomer John Meadows providing a fine script with plenty of twists and turns. We saw this film at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival where the packed house gave a standing ovation at the end of the film.


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