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Wisegal -- From Executive Producer Joe Pistone, the real life "Donnie Brasco," comes a true story offering the female perspective on life in the Mafia. Patty Montanari was a woman widowed at a young age, who took a page from the neighborhood wiseguys and turned to selling contraband cigarettes to support her three sons.
Wisegal -- A drama centered around Patty Montanari, the widowed mother of two who went to work for her lover Frank Russo, a captain in a Brooklyn crime family.


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15 March 2008 (USA) See more »
Loyal to the FAMILY. Devoted to her own.
A drama centered around Patty Montanari, the widowed mother of two who went to work for her lover Frank Russo, a captain in a Brooklyn crime family. | Full synopsis »
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Typical movie...little bit of organized crime, lot of commercials See more (7 total) »


  (in credits order)

Alyssa Milano ... Patty Montanari

Jason Gedrick ... Frank Russo
Janet Wright ... Angie - Patty's Mother

Gabriel Hogan ... Robert Wilford

Heather Hanson ... June

Tony Nappo ... Carmine

James Caan ... Salvatore Palmeri
Alessandro Costantini ... Joey Montanari
Kyle Harrington ... Nino
Gina Wilkinson ... Mary Russo
Michael A. Miranda ... Jimmy

Alex Karzis ... Bones (as Constantine Alex Karzis)
Alvaro D'Antonio ... Vito

Jason Blicker ... Dante Montanari
Zak Longo ... Mouse Russo

Stefano DiMatteo ... Restaurant Owner (as Stefano Colacitti)
Sandra Crljenica ... Angie - 15 Years
Megan Hettinga ... Patty 8 Yrs
Louca Tassone ... Young Joey
Anthony Moniz Lancione ... Young Nino

Paula Rivera ... Nun

Karen LeBlanc ... M.C.
Daniel Dyer ... Singer 1
Tulsi Balram ... Singer 2

Louis Di Bianco ... Capo 1
Domenico Fiore ... Capo 2 (as Dom Fiore)

Rothaford Gray ... US Border Guard

Phillip Jarrett ... Sergeant
Pete Zedlacher ... First Agent
John Watson ... Second Agent

David W. Collins ... Toronto Cop (as David Collins)
Claudio Masciulli ... Man at Funeral
Anna Starnino ... Woman at Funeral
Johnny Gardhouse ... Auto Parts Guy
Hume Baugh ... Cop at Confirmation
Mary Pitt ... Fur Store Clerk

Devon Graye ... Nino Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sima Fisher ... Waitress (uncredited)

Anthony Melchiorri ... Uncle Tito (uncredited)

Directed by
Jerry Ciccoritti 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shelley Evans 

Produced by
Daniel H. Blatt .... executive producer
Terry Gould .... producer
Danielle McVickers .... co-producer
Anthony Melchiorri .... executive producer
Alyssa Milano .... producer
Joseph D. Pistone .... executive producer
Leo Rossi .... executive producer
Original Music by
John Frizzell 
Cinematography by
Gerald Packer 
Film Editing by
George Roulston 
Casting by
Stacey Rosen 
Production Design by
Franco De Cotiis 
Set Decoration by
Julian Peters 
Costume Design by
Morganne Newson 
Makeup Department
Katarina Chovanec .... key hair stylist
Debi Drennan .... makeup designer
Leslie Dumbleton .... assistant makeup artist
Bret Mardock .... personal makeup artist: Ms. Milano
Pamela Mills .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
Gavin Barclay .... post-production supervisor
Ted Miller .... unit production manager
Karen Mayeda Vranek .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jill Girling .... second assistant director
Terry Gould .... second unit director
Mark Tataryn .... first assistant director
Art Department
Hamish Buchanan .... assistant art director
Christopher Jenkins .... property master
Jean-Denis Riviere .... swing gang
Sound Department
John Benson .... supervising sound editor
Kenneth R. Burton .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Fitz .... sound mixer
David Horton .... boom operator
Andre Perreault .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Brock Jolliffe .... special effects coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew Cull .... camera operator
John MacLean .... key grip
Kelly Richardson .... electrician
Loreen Ruddock .... gaffer
Ian Watson .... art photographer
Casting Department
Jane Rogers .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frances Cabezas Miller .... assistant costume designer
Darci Cheyne .... wardrobe
Nicole Manek .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Tony D'Amore .... colorist
Brigitte Rabazo .... first assistant editor
Gord Ventura .... post-production coordinator
Location Management
Mark Logan .... location manager
Music Department
Tommy Lockett .... music editor
Frederik Wiedmann .... composer: additional music
Hyesu Yang .... orchestrator
Laurent Ziliani .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Brian Cann .... transportation coordinator
Robert Carter .... head driver
Joseph Ramdath .... unit driver
Other crew
Christina Buchli .... production legal
Jill Carter .... script supervisor
Mary Fraser .... production office coordinator
Jason Haney .... production assistant
Stephen Khalla .... location daily
Amanda Mason .... assistant to executive
Marnie Mason .... production accountant
Sue Nelson .... second assistant accountant
Diane Pitblado .... on-set dialect coach
Jane Walker .... script supervisor: second unit
Amy Wright .... choreographer

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89 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The character of Bones is based on FBI agent Joseph Pistone aka Donnie Brasco. Pistone also directed and served as a collaborator for the film.See more »


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4 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Typical movie...little bit of organized crime, lot of commercials, 8 April 2008
Author: moviedude1 from Minneapolis, MN, USA

Based on a true story of a widowed woman who tries to take advantage of "the perks" in organized crime in order to raise her sons, Milano does her best to stay out of the spotlight with the FBI while "dancing on the fence" with the new man in her life.

This TV movie would probably rate higher with me, if it weren't so cliché. I'm a fan of Milano, but I found it predictable, not to mention boring, since 25% of the time devoted to the time slot was filled with commercials. I realize commercials pay for the film, but am I not paying for my cable TV? At one point, there was a 4 minute station break, 8 more minutes of film, followed by 5 more minutes of commercials. I guess it shows how promising this film is when I find more time to concentrate on how long this movie is, instead of its plot line.

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