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Spike of Bensonhurst (1988)

Spike Fumo is an Italian kid apsiring to be a boxer. He falls in love with a rich girl, who turns out to be the daughter of a Mafia boss. Spike is threatened to leave Bensonhurst by the mob... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Morrissey

Writers:

Alan Bowne (additional dialogue), Paul Morrissey (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sasha Mitchell ... Spike Fumo
Ernest Borgnine ... Baldo Cacetti
Anne De Salvo ... Sylvia Cacetti
Sylvia Miles ... Congresswoman
Geraldine Smith ... Helen Fumo
Antonia Rey ... Bandanas Mother
Rick Aviles ... Bandana
Maria Pitillo ... Angel
Karen Shallo Karen Shallo ... Blondie
Christopher Anthony Young Christopher Anthony Young ... Carmine
Mario Todisco Mario Todisco ... Tortorella
Rodney Harvey ... Frankie
Talisa Soto ... India
Frank Adonis ... Vinaca
Frank Gio Frank Gio ... Pete Fumo
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Storyline

Spike Fumo is an Italian kid apsiring to be a boxer. He falls in love with a rich girl, who turns out to be the daughter of a Mafia boss. Spike is threatened to leave Bensonhurst by the mob, and then goes to a poverty-stricken Puerto Rican part of Brooklyn. Written by Philip Brubaker <coda@nando.net>

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Meet Spike Fumo from Bensonhurst. You may want to marry him. You may want to kill him. But you've got to love him. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Throw Back! See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$623,112
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Recolection and a question.
31 March 2007 | by cmayorgaSee all my reviews

I saw this movie a long/long time ago and, thought it was cool. I have a question, does anybody remember the song at the end of this movie? I think that it was performed by the one and only Frank Sinatra. It is a shame that I have not been able to find this DVD because, growing up back in the 80's, I thought that the plot dealt with many aspects of social life in that decade. Very interesting movie that I would love to see again. I've always been fascinated by movies that contain a song that will make one, remember that particular movie for a long time. Mr. Eastwood's movies come to mind, he always includes a song in his movies that make one want to see it over and over again.


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