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Dominick and Eugene (1988)

PG-13 | | Drama | 9 September 1988 (Italy)
Dominick and Eugene are twins, but Dominick is a little bit slow due do an accident in his youth. They live together, with Dominick working as garbage man to put Eugene through medical ... See full summary »

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Robert M. Young

Writers:

Corey Blechman, Danny Porfirio (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Liotta ... Eugene Luciano
Tom Hulce ... Dominick Luciano
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Jennifer Reston
Robert Levine ... Dr. Levinson
Todd Graff ... Larry Higgins
Bill Cobbs ... Jesse Johnson
Mimi Cecchini Mimi Cecchini ... Mrs. Gianelli
Tommy Snelsire Tommy Snelsire ... Mikey Chernak
Mary-Joan Negro Mary-Joan Negro ... Theresa Chernak
Tom Signorelli Tom Signorelli ... Father T.
John Romer John Romer ... Choir Director
David Perry David Perry ... Television Announcer
Joe Maruzzo ... Guido
R. Scott Peck R. Scott Peck ... Joe
Charles Susan Charles Susan ... Leon
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Storyline

Dominick and Eugene are twins, but Dominick is a little bit slow due do an accident in his youth. They live together, with Dominick working as garbage man to put Eugene through medical school. Their relationship becomes strained when Eugene must decide between his devotion to his brother, or his need to go away to complete his training. Things are also not helped by Dominick's co-worker, or Eugene's budding romance. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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They were born twins... but something happened along the way. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

9 September 1988 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Dominick und Eugene See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,076,031
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Orion Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Milos Forman was offered a chance by the studio to direct this film. See more »

Quotes

[Looking at a crucifixion statue.]
Dominick Luciano: If I was God, I wouldn't let that happen to my boy.
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Alternate Versions

When Larry and Dominick are at the bar, on commercial TV prints, a different song plays in the background to compensate for the original song in the movie, which contains profanity. See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Breakthrough Stars of 1991 (1991) See more »

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Written by J. Stern and Bob Keane
Performed by Bob Keane, His Clarinet and Orchestra
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a great film portraying issue of child abuse
28 February 2004 | by zelda1964See all my reviews

I saw Dominick and Eugene,and the movie gave me an understanding of Brotherly love and Devotion.In the movie, we find Eugene becoming the kind heart who saves his Brother. He feels torn between the Brother and individuality. What unfolds in the movie is the similarity between their father, and Mikey & little Joey's dad. In reality,many victims are just like mikey,afraid to speak about what happens.I thought Hulce(Dominick) had a great line with "If I were God,I wouldn't let that Happen to my Boy". To me, it is a metaphorical reference to what we are taught about Jesus and God in the Bible.We see Hulce crying about Christ dying, and he does not understand the meaning of Sacrifice.


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