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Dominick and Eugene (1988)

PG-13 | | Drama | 28 September 1988 (France)
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 »

Director:

Robert M. Young

Writers:

Corey Blechman, Danny Porfirio (story) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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twin | homoerotic | man child | dust | rat | See All (43) »

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

28 September 1988 (France) 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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Production Co:

Orion Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The producers sought and received permission of one Domenico Luciano from Pittsburgh, granting the use of the name "Dominick Luciano" after the studio's legal department learned of the issue. 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 »


Soundtracks

Game Of Love
Written by Mike Piccirillo and Gary Goetzman
Performed by Christine Day
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Cynical moviegoers..go away
27 August 2001 | by Boyo-2See all my reviews

But the rest of us, who love a good sentimental and emotional story that is a lock to get you crying..enjoy!

Tom Hulce is magnificent as Dominick, a mentally slow trashman who loves professional wrestling and his brother, Eugene, played by Ray Liotta, who is a doctor and who works very long hours.

Due to Eugene's work schedule, Dominick is alone a lot of the time and tends to make questionable judgment calls. He really just wants to be a good boy, to do the right thing, and to make his brother proud of him. He stops in church to pray at one point and expresses his emotions so openly and so well that the character has you crying before the damn movie even gets really started.

Not about to give anything away here, but the movie is extremely involving and sad and heartbreaking. Those unafraid of these things will have a field day with this beautiful story, its loving characters and a great song I cannot quote here, that has nothing to do with the movie at all but is strangely appropriate..but you hear it in a bar.

I thought Tom Hulce would be nominated for this movie, since he was for 'Amadeus' I figured that might give him the inside track to actually winning. No such luck. Liotta is just as good but has less of an emotional impact, but then he does later on. All I can say about Jamie Lee Curtis is that she doesn't have much of a part here but it was nice of her to lend her name to a small drama set in Pittsburgh about two brothers who you will never forget.


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