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Michael Tolajian (writer)
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Release Date:
25 June 2004 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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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Go See a Jersey Tale, You Won't be Disappointed! ! See more (5 total) »

Cast

 
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
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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On the promo disc the film was entitled "A Jersey Tale".See more »
Soundtrack:
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Go See a Jersey Tale, You Won't be Disappointed! !, 5 October 2004
Author: jamesgurley2000 from elmwood park, new jersey

A Jersey Tale is a wonderfully entertaining movie that is potent without being preachy & taut without being tepid. The colorful characters that inhabit the Garden State Universe of (Aspiring turntable artist) Ray Ray Morales have a depth & complexity that belie it's straightforward plot. Whether it's the pork chop philosophies of (Local mid level thug) "Papo" Rivera or the morality musings of (Big Lil' Shot Mob Boss) "Chunks" Colon, I found myself engaged & entertained throughout. Many independent movies have a tendency to forsake humor & reality in an attempt to be politically correct & multicultural sensitive, but a Jersey Tale does neither. Never is this more clear than when Uncle Kutty, owner of the neighborhood pawn shop delivers a heartfelt monologue that sheds light on his present day cagey demeanor & exposes the often forgotten Armenian genocide perpetrated by the Turks during WWI.

Anyone who is a fan of classics such as Goodfellas or a Bronx Tale will appreciate this movie's emotional core & original sense of humor. This is the rare film that sneaks the history lesson & the love story in without losing sight of the original intention, to entertain.

I found myself laughing out loud & welling up with emotion as I watched. Watch it with your Boys, check it out with your girl. Either way - you can't lose. Go see a Jersey Tale, you won't be disappointed.

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