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Loretta Castorini, a bookkeeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Loretta Castorini
... Ronny Cammareri
... Cosmo Castorini
... Rose Castorini
... Mr. Johnny Cammareri
... Rita Cappomaggi
... Perry
Louis Guss ... Raymond Cappomaggi
... Old Man (as Feodor Chaliapin)
... Mona
... Felix
... Lucy
Nada Despotovich ... Chrissy
... Shy Waiter
Gina DeAngeles ... Old Crone
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Storyline

No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny, then she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny. She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and has no scruples about aggressively pursuing her while Johnny is out of the country. As Loretta falls deeper in love, she comes to learn that she's not the only one in her family with a secret romance. Written by Jwelch5742

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Life. Family. Love.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

15 January 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Bride and the Wolf  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$127,599, 20 December 1987, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$80,640,528
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1.37 : 1
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As of 2018, Cammareri Brothers bakery at Henry and Sackett Streets in Brooklyn since 1921, is still in business. See more »

Goofs

Loretta says "ti amo" to her father, and he answers "ti amo." "I love you" is the accepted English translation, but "ti amo" refers only to romantic love, and would never be used between father and daughter. They would say "ti voglio bene" instead. See more »

Quotes

Ronny Cammareri: Chrissy, over on the wall, bring me the big knife. I want to cut my throat.
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Featured in 100 Years at the Movies (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

It Must Be Him
Performed by Vikki Carr (as Vicki Carr)
Courtesy of Liberty Records
Written by Gilbert Bécaud and Maurice Vidalin (uncredited)
English lyrics by Mack David (uncredited)
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So warm
17 August 1998 | by See all my reviews

So wonderful, so quirky, so romantic, so Italian. The film is so feather -light you float off into its refracted reality and you never want to return to the humdrum again. A kitchen sink world of bakeries, and hairdressers, and plumbing, but one that shimmers with a soft luminescence. Should the credit go to the screenplay or the direction? Take your pick -- they're both faultless. Let me get back to that New York City that lies just beyond the looking glass.


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