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Mac (1992)

R | | Drama | 19 February 1993 (USA)
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Niccolo (Mac) Vitelli is the eldest of three brothers and leads their family after their beloved father dies. Their father was a builder and his sons continue in this family trade. At first... See full summary »

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John Turturro
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Turturro ... Tony Gloves
Matthew Sussman Matthew Sussman ... Clarence
Steven Randazzo Steven Randazzo ... Gus
Ellen Barkin ... Oona Goldfarb
Olek Krupa ... Polowski
John Amos ... Nat
Carl Capotorto Carl Capotorto ... Bruno Vitelli
Michael Badalucco ... Vico Vitelli
John Turturro ... Niccolo (Mac) Vitelli
Joe Paparone Joe Paparone ... Papa
Dennis Farina ... Mr. Stunder
Kaiulani Lee Kaiulani Lee ... Mrs. Stunder
Richard Spore Richard Spore ... Francis
James Madio ... Young Mac
Stephi Lineburg ... Young Alice
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Storyline

Niccolo (Mac) Vitelli is the eldest of three brothers and leads their family after their beloved father dies. Their father was a builder and his sons continue in this family trade. At first, they work for Polowski, who does shoddy work and cheats on his jobs. When the brothers can no longer take being employed by such an angry vitriolic boss who takes no pride in his work, they set up their own company. Together, Vitelli Brothers Construction builds houses with pride and care. However, Mac turns out to be an overbearing workaholic, with obsessive concern about the quality of their work and incredible attention to detail. His intensity and driven ambition precludes a happy family life and eventually drives away his two happy-go-lucky brothers from his nascent construction empire. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, and for some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Polish | Italian

Release Date:

19 February 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Worker's Life See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,587, 21 February 1993

Gross USA:

$39,437

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,437
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Company Credits

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Macfilm productions See more »
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Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Turturro and Brandon Cole originally wrote the script as a play while they were students at Yale. The play ran Off-Broadway in 1986 titled "The Worker's Life" and was directed by Aidan Quinn See more »

Quotes

Niccolo Vitelli: [Being outbid for a desired house lot] Cocksucker! Cuntlapper!
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Features From Here to Eternity (1953) See more »

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Mule Train
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DOWN TO EARTH FILM!
22 February 2003 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Enjoyed this entire film, having grown up in Queens, N.Y.it brought back great memories of how hard it was for the Italian people to work at their skills as builders. John Turturro, and Nicholas Turturro gave excellent performances and Ellen Barkin had a small supporting role as a writer who charmed the Italian young men. This was a down to earth picture of Italian people and their family life to struggle in the building industry in Queens, N.Y. This is definitely a film classic.


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