7.3/10
2,367
38 user 12 critic

29th Street (1991)

Clip
4:35 | Clip

On Disc

at Amazon

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

Writers:

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

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Letty Lynton (1932)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Wealthy socialite Letty Lynton is returning to New York, abandoning one-tine lover Emile Renaul in South America, when she strikes up a shipboard romance with Jerry Darrow. Renault is ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence Brown
Stars: Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery, Nils Asther
Local Color (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic ... See full summary »

Director: George Gallo
Stars: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Trevor Morgan, Ray Liotta
Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

"Kodiak" MacLean, after years of gold prospecting in the Alaskan Klondike, finally strikes it rich and hits a million-dollar bonanza. His daughter, Juneau, immediately thinks it is time to ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Higgin
Stars: Aileen Pringle, Lowell Sherman, Chester Conklin
Comedy | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Documentary on comedian Eddie Griffin who heads back home to a family reunion, which includes two uncles - one a porn director and the other an ex-pimp.

Director: George Gallo
Stars: Eddie Griffin, Joe Howard, Matthew Brent
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An heiress who's been shut inside her apartment building for nearly two decades is forced to confront her fears after one of her neighbors is killed and a detective arrives to begin the investigation.

Director: George Gallo
Stars: Selma Blair, Amy Smart, Kevin Pollak
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Gracie and Laurie are lovers who together form a musical act. Gracie sings and Laurie writes the songs, but when Laurie gets a taste of fame, he runs off after a glamorous actress.

Directors: Graham Cutts, Basil Dean
Stars: Gracie Fields, Richard Dolman, Julian Rose
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Residents of a friendly Pennsylvania town foil three brothers' plan to rob a bank on Christmas Eve.

Director: George Gallo
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Jon Lovitz, Dana Carvey
Battle Circus (1953)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Set in Korea and made during the war, this is the love story of a hard-bitten Army surgeon, and a new nurse ready to save the world.

Director: Richard Brooks
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, June Allyson, Keenan Wynn
Double Take (2001)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A man on the run takes another man's passport, only to find himself stuck with the identity of a street hustler.

Director: George Gallo
Stars: Orlando Jones, Eddie Griffin, Gary Grubbs
April Folly (1920)
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

April Folly is a 1920 American silent drama film directed by Robert Z. Leonard and written by Adrian Johnson and Cynthia Stockley. The film stars Marion Davies, Madeline Marshall, Hattie ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Stars: Marion Davies, Madeline Marshall, Hattie Delaro
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A fresh young beauty becomes an old maid waiting for her suitor to return from the Napoleonic wars. When he returns, clearly disappointed, she disguises herself as her own niece in order to test his loyalty.

Director: Sidney Franklin
Stars: Marion Davies, Conrad Nagel, Helen Jerome Eddy
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Bob Rogers ('Lloyd Hughes'), a former World War One flying ace, loses his license after crashing an airplane while drunk. He works his way back into the commercial airline service by ... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne
Stars: Lloyd Hughes, Marceline Day, Wheeler Oakman
Edit

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
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

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 »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$431,660, 3 November 1991

Gross USA:

$2,120,564

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,120,564
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Frank Pesce, Vic Manni, and Paul Lazar all appeared in "Trapped in Paradise (1994)". See more »

Goofs

When young Frank is getting the ticket out of his dresser drawer and arguing with older Frank, the drawer is open and closed depending on the view of the shot. See more »

Quotes

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


Soundtracks

(I've Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo
Written by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

a great film
24 February 2019 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

In many scenes, it reminds me "Death of salesman". In other, the movies of Martin Scorsese. In fact, it is a gem. About family, choices, options, with the perfect end reminding "It s a wonderful life". The best part - the performances. The atmosphere. New York and its characters. And something who could be defined, in strange sense, as magic. Short, a real great film.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 38 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed