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29th Street (1991)

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Frank Pesce is the luckiest man alive in spite of his bad luck. Based on a true story, a man growing up in a tough New York neighborhood has a gift for finding himself in the worst possible... See full summary »

Director:

George Gallo

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Frank Pesce (story), James Franciscus (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Aiello ... Frank Pesce, Sr.
Anthony LaPaglia ... Frank Pesce, Jr.
Lainie Kazan ... Mrs. Pesce
Frank Pesce ... Vito Pesce
Robert Forster ... Sgt. Tartaglia
Ron Karabatsos ... Philly the Nap
Rick Aiello ... Jimmy Vitello
Vic Manni Vic Manni ... Louie Tucci
Paul Lazar ... Needle Nose Nipton
Pete Antico ... Tony
Donna Magnani ... Madeline Pesce
Darren Bates Darren Bates ... Sal Las Benas
Tony Sirico ... Chink Fortunado
Richard K. Olsen ... Father Lowery
Richard Cerenzio Richard Cerenzio ... Dom the Bomb
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Frank Pesce is the luckiest man alive in spite of his bad luck. Based on a true story, a man growing up in a tough New York neighborhood has a gift for finding himself in the worst possible jams...and always getting out. He is the first New York Lottery winner. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

29-ая улица See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,120,564
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The real Frank Pesce plays his own brother, Vito Pesce. See more »

Goofs

After dad smashes the windshield of the Thunderbird and it is returned, it is not repaired before Frank takes it to Bud Lake to dump it. Pulling into the station it has an undamaged windshield. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Frank Pesce, Sr.: I am not a loser! I am not a loser!
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Breakthrough Stars of 1992 (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)
Written by Domenico Modugno, Franco Migliacci and Mitchell Parish
Performed by Dean Martin
Courtesy of Capitol Records Inc.
by arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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"The Blue Grass of Kentucky"
29 October 2004 | by mikeygoodlifeSee all my reviews

29th Street is a cult hit and one of the most underrated films of all time. It is the touching story about a nice Italian guy who is at the same time blessed and cursed with good fortune. The acting in this film is 1st rate. Everyone nails their role down. Danny Aiello, Robert Forster, Lani Kazan are magnificent, but the actor who steals the show is Anthony LaPaglia.

The film combines Old School Italian-American humor with traces of mob genre films to tell the story about the 1st ever New York State Lottery winner in 1976 Frank Pesce(LaPaglia). The script is 1st rate, George Gallo's directing is excellent, the music is perfect for the film.

Pay attention to the scene when Frank and his pals go to the draft physical in order to apply to the Vietnam war. IT IS SO FUNNY!!

This is the type of film that you can watch over and over again. My buddies and I continuously quote this film. Enjoy and you will feel a lump in your throat @ the end of the film.


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