When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that sends them, their father and one brother's wife hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Philip Seymour Hoffman,
A macho cruiser comes of age. Frustrated by the repetitious grind of one night stands and aimless hustling, study drug dealer Rick is looking for meaning and intimacy in his life. Like his ... See full summary »
A street-wise, middle-aged moll named Gloria stands up against the mobs, which is complicated by a six-year-old urchin with a will of his own who she reluctantly takes under her wing after ... See full summary »
Werner Ernst is a young hospital resident who becomes embroiled in a legal battle between two half-sisters who are fighting over the care of their comatose father. But are they really ... See full summary »
The mobster Jackie DiNorscio is shot by his own cousin at home while in probation but survives. Later he is arrested dealing drugs and sentenced to thirty years in prison. The prosecutor Sean Kierney proposes a deal to Jackie, immediately releasing him if he testifies against the Lucchese family and other mafia families but Jackie does not accept to rat his friends that he loves. When the trial begins, he asks the judge Finestein to defend himself without the assistance of a lawyer. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Giacomo DiNorscio died 14 November 2004, during the film's production. See more »
While the movie is set in the late 1980s, many of the cars seen in some of the outdoor scenes were not produced until the late 1990s or early 2000s. For example, in one outdoor scene before the verdict is read, a 2004/2005 Mercedes 350SC or 500SC is clearly seen. See more »
You know what I heard one of the lady jurors say today. She said he was cute.
Cute? What the fuck is wrong with these people? Does she have any idea how much money these bastards cost her? If a hammer and a nail are used on her house, her daughter's apartment, every fuckin' thing is costing her more because of these cute guys. She sees a truck carrying concrete, she's paying for it. Garbage being picked up at a restaurant, she's paying for it. She buys perfume from France, gloves from Italy, ...
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When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles with You)
Written by Mark Fisher, Joe Goodwin and Larry Shay
Used by permission of EMI Mills Music, Inc.
Performed by Louis Prima
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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I have to say that Vin Diesel isn't anything like I expected him to be in this role. He did an amazing job.
I went to a screening in NYC this week, and Vin's performance knocked the socks off of everyone in attendance.
The physical transformation was astonishing. He gained a lot of weight for this role, and many of the people around me (myself included) did not recognize him when he first appeared on screen. While watching the film, I totally forgot that I was watching Vin Diesel. He really became the character for me.
Annabella Sciorra is another actor I will never look at the same way again. She had exactly one scene in the movie and I thought the screen was going to burst into flames or something. It was really that hot. She and Vin barely touched each other ... didn't even so much as kiss ... and I swear the entire audience needed a cigarette afterward.
The entire cast was first-rate. Every single one of them hit the ball out of the park, no exceptions.
The 2+ hours of running time went by like 15 minutes, and I sincerely did not want the movie to end.
There was a Q&A session after the screening, and Vin was humble, funny, personable and sometimes boyish in his interactions with the audience.
I wasn't a big Vin fan before this movie, but now I can't wait to see him in Hannibal. This guy isn't just an action star ... he's a very talented, dedicated and capable actor.
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