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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 »

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Sgt. Tartaglia
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Philly the Nap
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Jimmy Vitello
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Louie Tucci
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Madeline Pesce
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Sal Las Benas
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Chink Fortunado
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Father Lowery
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

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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1 November 1991 (USA)  »

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29-ая улица  »

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$2,120,564
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Frank Pesce, Vic Manni, and Paul Lazar all appeared in "Trapped in Paradise (1994)". See more »

Goofs

The toy car that Frank rides in was an 1980s model Corvette, but the time-line was 1976. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Frank Pesce, Sr.: I am not a loser! I am not a loser!
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 23 December 2014 (2014) See more »

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(I've Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo
Written by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren
Performed by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra
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Sleeper
23 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

Although not highly rated by critics, this film has a great story with both poignant and funny moments. An excellent cast, I would recommend it to anyone. If you're an East coast born and bred Italian American, you'll especially love the ethnic comedy that many of us have seen or lived through. Danny Aiellos' portrayal of the out-of luck father is one of his better performances in this "based on a true story" tale. It will finally be available on DVD in 2005, and is great to watch around the holidays since the main storyline occurs at Christmas. The tag line on the packaging is right on stating it's "Goodfellas meets It's A Wonderful Life." This movie proves that the critics aren't always right!!


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