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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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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Vic Noto (Auggie Falcone) was told that shooting for 29th Street was to take place in North Carolina he reacted, ""A NYC Mob style film in the South?". Vic didn't realize at the time, it was a Studio back lot NYC streets and location shooting seemed to match parts of Queens. "I got a kick out of the Italian/American Extras with the Southern accents". 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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Featured in At the Movies: Breakthrough Stars of 1992 (1992) See more »

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Why haven't more of you seen this?!?!?!?????
13 October 1998 | by vultureSee all my reviews

One of the reasons I was so excited about this site when I first found it was the fact that the top ten movies and my top ten were so close. I continually find that the users here are very discerning (at least to what I think is good). This said, I can not believe so few of you have seen this film.

If you need a finely crafted, well acted rental some night, you probably can't do better. Danny Aiello is superbly cast, and Anthony Lapaglia has rarely been better.

See this film!!!!!!!!


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