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Yonkers Joe (2008)

R | | Drama | 9 January 2009 (USA)
Family life gets in the way of a con man's search for the perfect scam.

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Hammer
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Irene Santini
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Mickey
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John 'Fastjack' Farrell ...
Fitz (as John 'Fast Jack' Farrell)
Michael A. Rizza ...
Poker Player #2 (as Michael Rizza)
Anthony Tarantola ...
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Committee Man
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Yonkers Joe hustles, setting up schemes to cheat at cards and dice. He has a girlfriend, Janice, but does he care about her or just need a partner in his cons? He's working out a scam of casinos, gathering intelligence in Atlantic City. The fly in the ointment is his son, Joe Jr., a mentally-challenged young man about to turn 21, aging out of a group home, belligerent as the move to an adult home and his father's lack of contact upset him. Joe Jr.'s counselor insists that Joe take his son for awhile to calm him down and prepare him for the transfer. Can a mentally-challenged, unloved kid make his way with grifters? Can a father discover new emotions? What about scamming the casinos? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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father | son | casino | scam | con | See All (10) »

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When you're this good luck has nothing to do with it.

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Rated R for language including sexual references | See all certifications »
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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,000,000, 9 January 2009

Gross USA:

$10,000,000
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Trivia

The dice/card moves used in this movie were all shown to the cast by a real life dice mechanic by the name of "Fast Jack" he is one of the last true card and dice mechanics living today! See more »

Goofs

Joe is on the phone with his bookie and names a horse in the "late night double" and bets a $50 "box". There are no box bets in a (daily) "double", and any wager that can be"boxed" requires more than one horse. See more »

Soundtracks

Smile of the Young
Performed by S. Lewis and J. Mullen
Written by Steven Louis Infante
Produced by James Mullen
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Great Film with Top Performances
14 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

This is a great film with some really exceptional performances. I caught the film at TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL in April and like many audience members was intrigued to find out that actor Tom Guiry didn't have Down Syndrome. He was very believable in the role of Joe Jr and Chazz Palminteri and Christine Lahti were also amazing. The gambling scenes were different than anything I have seen before and were very suspenseful. The film also was full of emotion which left some audience members in tears at the end. In the Q and A with Director Bob Celestino, audience members were very enthusiastic about what they had seen and asked many questions that the director answered graciously. Someone asked if this story was based on someone as the director just looked at them and smiled which was kind of a mysterious way to end the Q and A. A great film. Go see it.


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