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29th Street (1991)

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Frank's been lucky from the day, he was born. So why's he throwing rocks at a church after winning $6,200,000 in 1976 NYC lottery? He tells his story at the police station.

Director:

George Gallo

Writers:

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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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>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When the band is playing at the beginning you can see a contestant wearing a name tag that says Mickey Mouse. See more »

Goofs

The toy car Frank rides in is a 1980s model corvette, but the time-line is 1976. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Naked Movie (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, George David Weiss (as George Weiss), Albert Stanton, Solomon Linda and Paul Campbell [joint pseudonym for Pete Seeger and The Weavers]
Performed by The Tokens
Courtesy of the RCA Records Label of BMG Music
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Family tradition
9 November 2019 | by pastorirvSee all my reviews

Very funny and entertaining one of my top ten Christmas movies.


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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

29th Street See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$431,660, 3 November 1991

Gross USA:

$2,120,564

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,120,564
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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