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Wannabes (2000)

When two brothers Angelo and the younger Paulie, get into a fight,it's broken up by the local Mafia don, the much feared and respected Santo. Fed up with their dead-end-jobs, Angelo, Paulie and two freinds abandon the 9-5 grind

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Angelo
Conor Dubin ...
Paulie Argono
Robert D'Aleo ...
Bartender (as Robert Daleo)
Raymond Serra ...
Uncle Tommy (as Ray Serra)
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Pete
John Palumbo ...
Dom
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Santo
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Vinny
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Eddie (as John Glenn Hoyt)
Vinny Vella ...
Carmine
Joseph Daleo Jr. ...
Lenny
Joseph Carl Dibitetto ...
Pino
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Bruno
Michael Caldera ...
Matty
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Mr. Letto (as Robert Constanzo)
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Storyline

When two brothers Angelo and the younger Paulie, get into a fight,it's broken up by the local Mafia don, the much feared and respected Santo. Fed up with their dead-end-jobs, Angelo, Paulie and two freinds abandon the 9-5 grind

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In the mob, you're either made men, or wannabes

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Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language and sexual content
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2 December 2000 (USA)  »

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2.35 : 1
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Honest Review
24 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a fan of independent film. Dialogue driven, character study pieces are where it's at for me. Some of the other posts are right: "Wannabes" isn't going to rival "The Godfather" for best mob film ever. On the other hand, "Wannabes" is a well-written and well-directed picture that has surprisingly good performances from every actor/actress. My problem with one of the other reviews:

  • Conor Dubin stands out as the only Irishman in a cast of Italians


  • Dubin is a Jewish last name, and as such has a dark complexion, not a
traditional ruddy one of an Irishman. He doesn't stand out at all, rather, delivers a great performance.

This didn't win many awards, but it is deserving of a Saturday night with a bowl of popcorn. I found it for 7 bucks at Blockbuster and was pleasantly surprised to say the least! Highly recommended.


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