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Yonkers Joe -- A dice hustler's (Palminteri) stab at one last big score is complicated by the reappearance of his estranged, mentally challenged son (Guiry)

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Robert Celestino (written by)
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Release Date:
9 January 2009 (USA) See more »
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When you're this good luck has nothing to do with it.
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Family life gets in the way of a con man's search for the perfect scam. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Chazz Palminteri ... Yonkers Joe

Michael Lerner ... Stanley

Nate Bynum ... Technician

Frank John Hughes ... Tom Vincent

Christine Lahti ... Janice
Patrick Hughes ... Polo Shirt

Lauri Johnson ... Hammer

Roma Maffia ... Irene Santini

Tom Guiry ... Joe Jr.

Michael Rispoli ... Mickey

Linus Roache ... Teddy
John 'Fastjack' Farrell ... Fitz (as John 'Fast Jack' Farrell)
Michael A. Rizza ... Poker Player #2 (as Michael Rizza)
Anthony Tarantola ... Heavy #1

Rusty Meyers ... Committee Man

Saverio Guerra ... Bam

Arthur J. Nascarella ... Dino (as Arthur Nascarella)
Tom Cassell ... Stickman
Charlie DiPinto ... Boxman
Bill Allison ... Pit Boss (as William Allison)

Dean Marrazzo ... Casino Manager

Chad McKnight ... Simon
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bonnie Joy Ashley ... Pit Boss (uncredited)

Jason Anthony Fisher ... Craps dealer (uncredited)

Lanette Fugit ... Barfly (uncredited)

Anat Gerber ... Casino High Roller (uncredited)
Shana Golden ... Lucky High Roller (uncredited)
Corinna Harney ... Shampoo Girl (uncredited)
Paul Joseph ... Security Guard (uncredited)
Anthony Mingilino ... Dice Player (uncredited)

Steven Christopher Parker ... Neil (uncredited)
Bob Pepper ... Dice Player (uncredited)
Roy C. Peterson ... Himself (uncredited)

Delia Sheppard ... Barfly (uncredited)

Heather Sullivan ... Counter Girl (uncredited)

Charlie Talbert ... Micheal (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Celestino 
 
Writing credits
Robert Celestino (written by)

Produced by
Kerry Barden .... associate producer
Jim Click .... co-executive producer
Fred David .... co-producer (as Fred David)
Richard DiPatri .... line producer
John Gaughan .... executive producer
J. Todd Harris .... co-executive producer
Phil Ivey .... executive producer
Robert H. Moretti .... co-producer
Matt Othick .... executive producer
Trent Othick .... producer
Chazz Palminteri .... executive producer
Vincent Schettler .... co-executive producer
Illya Trincher .... co-producer
Joey Whitacre .... associate producer
Bill Wortman .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Chris Hajian 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Fimognari 
 
Film Editing by
Gary Friedman 
Jim Makiej 
 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Suzanne Crowley 
Billy Hopkins 
Paul Schnee 
 
Production Design by
Jonathan A. Carlson 
 
Art Direction by
Jeanina Vasilescu 
 
Set Decoration by
Amy Murphy Anderson  (as Amy R. Murphy)
Shellia D. Bailey 
 
Costume Design by
Luellyn Harper 
 
Makeup Department
Martin Astles .... makeup effects sculptor
Jon Paul Barron .... assistant makeup artist (as John Paul Barron)
Chris Gallaher .... special makeup effects supervisor: Drac Studios
Jennifer Gerber .... key makeup artist
Jim Knell .... production photographer: Drac Studios
Keleigh Lippert .... key hair stylist
Keleigh Lippert .... makeup department head
Harvey Lowry .... director of operations: makeup effects department
Laura Markert .... assistant makeup artist
Mark Nieman .... key special effects makeup artist
 
Production Management
Richard DiPatri .... post-production supervisor
Jessica Shannon .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rosie Heeter .... second second assistant director
Kelly Hirano .... first assistant director
Ric Smith .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Amy Murphy Anderson .... leadman (as Amy R. Murphy)
Shellia D. Bailey .... set dresser
Jason Cronburg .... on-set dresser
Carl Mazaros .... property master
Maston O'Neal .... carpenter
Renato Raposo .... leadman
Renato Raposo .... set dresser
Bradley Rau .... swing (as Brad Rau)
Giovanni Tartaglia .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
Zane D. Bruce .... foley artist (as Zane Bruce)
Rick Camera .... sound recordist (as Rick Camara)
Julio Carmona .... adr recordist
Don Givens .... foley mixer
Jeff Gunn .... foley artist
James Hunt .... foley mixer
Bradley C. Katona .... sound effects editor
Tim Kimmel .... supervising sound editor
Carrie Lisonbee .... dialogue editor
John Matter .... assistant sound editor
Hugh Murphy .... co-supervising sound editor
Joseph T. Sabella .... foley artist
Ken Teaney .... sound re-recording mixer
Brett Van Deusen .... additional sound mixer
Gerard Vernice .... boom operator
Stephan von Hase .... sound mixer
Mathew Waters .... sound re-recording mixer
James Wright .... Dolby sound consultant (as Jim Wright)
 
Special Effects by
Chris Hampton .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
John Campuzano .... visual effects coordinator
Mark Freund .... visual effects supervisor
Phillip Hoffman .... visual effects producer
 
Stunts
Greg Anderson .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Shawn Booth .... second assistant camera
Craig Boydston .... lamp operator
Vivian Brown .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Heber 'Top Gun' Cannon .... camera intern
Yvonne Chu .... first assistant camera
Chris Coleman .... grip
Dan Coplan .... Steadicam operator
Dan Coplan .... camera operator
Dan Coplan .... director of photography: second unit
Stefan Duschaine .... best boy electric
Nicholas Fry .... film loader
Jordan Garretson .... key grip
David Gordon .... grip
Richard Griggs .... best boy grip
Joel Jaspan .... grip
Joshua Jose .... still photographer
Brian Lofthouse .... gaffer
Edward McDonald .... grip
Steve Parrington .... video playback operator
Victor Rivkin .... video playback assistant
Stephen P. Rose .... lamp operator
Hunter Sandison .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Derek Santoro .... lamp operator
Marshall Stief .... second assistant camera: New York
Tim Stratton .... lamp operator
Zoe Van Brunt .... film loader
 
Casting Department
David Anthony .... extras casting
Jessica Kelly .... assistant casting director
Joyce Kurtz .... adr voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joshua Christensen .... set costumer
Joyce Kim Lee .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Donald Freeman .... final colorist
Aidan Stanford .... color timer
Peter Swartz .... colorist (as Pete Swartz)
 
Music Department
Ron Finn .... composer: stock music
Ron Finn .... music editor
Patrick Ford .... music mixer
Patrick Ford .... music recordist
Chris Hajian .... music producer
Chris Hajian .... orchestrator
Chris McGeary .... music editor
Sandra Park .... music contractor (as Sandy Park)
Thanh Tran .... music preparation
 
Transportation Department
Matthew Ballard .... transportation coordinator
Shay Morgan Brook .... transportation captain
William Clark Coit III .... driver
Theodore Giapapas .... driver
 
Other crew
Claire Bernard .... assistant production accountant
Maureen Dooling .... production coordinator
Clinton Estell .... craft service
John 'Fastjack' Farrell .... technical advisor
Kerry Fezza .... standin for lead
Rita Hawn .... assistant production office coordinator
Ronald J. Levin .... production counsel
Kyle Morris .... stand-in
Gustavo Moya .... production assistant
Wolfgang Muchow .... behind the scenes director
Penny Patrick .... script supervisor
Christopher Ramirez .... location manager
Christopher Ramirez .... location scout
Jessica Shannon .... production accountant
Duke Sullivan .... location assistant
Dave Yekell .... key set production assistant
Karissa Barcelo .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Dan Mahoney .... thanks
Thomas Schlamme .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language including sexual references
Runtime:
101 min
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19 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Great TRIBECA Premier!, 25 April 2008
Author: rjb351 from United States

YONKERS JOE is a great addition to the tradition of independent New York centered films. Twelve years in the making, its story of a mid-level professional gambler and his adult son with Down's Syndrome was compelling and skillfully played. Chaz Palminteri keeps your attention throughout the story, and Tom Guiry (The Black Donnellys)deserves recognition for a convincing performance of a young man coping with Down's.

The story covers familiar ground with lots of nice twists and details. Technically very clever on the skills required to take on a modern casino security system. Believable from beginning to end.

Support this film when it comes out for release. Wonderful performances by Palminteri, Christine Lahti as his patient and clever love interest and a solid character cast including Michael Lerner,Roma Maffia, Arthur Nascarella and many familiar TV series faces. Any father/son should see this movie. You will laugh and learn, and be wiser at the end.

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