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Jersey City teen Ray Ray Morales is wasting time in a low paying job until a local loan shark offers him a job -- making sure that Ray Ray's friend, an immigrant pawnbroker makes his weekly payments. | Add synopsis »
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Cristina Ablaza ... Hilda

Mike Benitez ... Little Tony

Anthony Chisholm ... Floyd
Angel David ... Ferdie

Joe Grifasi ... Alphonso 'Chunks' Colon

Frank Harts ... Oswaldo 'Papo' Rivera

Victor Hawks ... The Father

David Margulies ... Kutty Nazarian

Marjan Neshat ... Ruby

Jimmy Palumbo ... Contruction Worker (2002)
Mikey Romano ... The Son

Rafael Sardina ... Ray Ray Morales

Karen Starc ... Debbie (as Karen Goberman)

Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... Mr. Stubbs

Directed by
Michael Tolajian 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Tolajian  writer

Produced by
Bergen Swanson .... producer
Michael Tolajian .... producer
Original Music by
Joe Delia 
Cinematography by
Kip Bogdahn 
Film Editing by
Seth Anderson 
Michael Tolajian 
Casting by
Patricia Kerrigan DiCerto 
Production Design by
Alida Jung 
Ethan Tobman 
Makeup Department
Marsha Page .... assistant makeup artist
Kamila Zmrzla .... key makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joshua Freeman .... second assistant director
Jared Trimble .... first assistant director
Art Department
Alanna Levy .... property master
Sound Department
Neil Cedar .... dialogue editor
Neil Cedar .... sound supervisor
Thomas Collardeau .... boom operator
Philippe Desloovere .... sound effects editor (as Des Desloovere)
Jim Gallager .... foley recordist
Ken Hahn .... sound re-recording mixer
Ken Hahn .... sound supervisor
John Hassler .... foley artist
Roy Marasigan .... additional boom operator
Tony Pipitone .... sound effects editor
James David Redding III .... sound technician (as James Redding)
Griffin Richardson .... location sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Bloodwell .... first assistant camera
John Coots .... electrician
Bob Izzo .... best boy grip
Gary Jackiewicz .... grip
Chan Jeon .... grip
Aaron Kovalchik .... second assistant camera
Brian Nisbett .... lighting technician
Nick Olson .... electrician
Dana Turken .... second assistant camera
Perry Unjang .... key grip
Jason Velez .... gaffer
Casting Department
Lois J. Drabkin .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cortney Shelford .... wardrobe assistant
Music Department
Frank Harts .... composer: additional music
Radovan Jovicevic .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Christopher Lagdamen .... production coordinator

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Also Known As:
"A Jersey Tale" - USA (video title)
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Rated R for language and sexual references
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The Bayonne Blues!, 16 May 2010
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A Jersey Tale is set in Bayonne, New Jersey which is a pretty urban section of Hudson County. It's south of Jersey City. The story about Ray Ray Morales is about a man who aspires to be a disc jockey but he can't afford the $3,000 asking price for the equipment at a local pawn shop. Tired of his job as a shoe salesman, he takes an opportunity to work for Colon, kind of loan shark king in the neighborhood. Instead of doing manual labor, Colon hires Ray Ray to spy on Cutty at his pawn shop because he needs to pay him back his loan. Of course, Cutty played by David Margulies, a season New York based actor, does a brilliant job in understanding the character's complexity. Ray Ray is also a good character study about a young man's frustrations. The film is actually quite good for an independent film. Sometimes, the story itself told well can make a little film like this to be worth watching. As we watch Ray Ray's conscience and actions, we begin to understand his situation. You're not only entertained by this film but you might chuckle at the end. The cast is relatively small and each character like Ray Ray, his girlfriend Hilda, Ruby (Cutty's niece), Paco (Ray Ray's friend), and Colon develop slowly and nicely.

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