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Angie (1994)

Angie lives in Bensonhurst Brooklyn, and dreams of a better life. When she finds out she's pregnant - by her boyfriend, Vinnie, she decides she'll have the baby; but not Vinnie as a husband... See full summary »

Director:

Martha Coolidge

Writers:

Avra Wing (novel), Todd Graff (screenplay)
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1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Geena Davis ... Angie
Stephen Rea ... Noel
James Gandolfini ... Vinnie
Aida Turturro ... Tina
Philip Bosco ... Frank
Jenny O'Hara ... Kathy
Michael Rispoli ... Jerry
Betty Miller ... Joanne
Susan Jaffe ... Ballerina
Jeremy Collins Jeremy Collins ... Lover
Robert Conn Robert Conn ... Death
Ray Xifo ... Dr. Gould
Rosemary De Angelis Rosemary De Angelis ... Aunt Vicky
Rae Allen ... Aunt Violetta
Ida Bernardini Ida Bernardini ... Aunt Louisa
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Storyline

Angie lives in Bensonhurst Brooklyn, and dreams of a better life. When she finds out she's pregnant - by her boyfriend, Vinnie, she decides she'll have the baby; but not Vinnie as a husband. This turns the entire close-knit neighborhood upside-down and starts Angie on a journey of self-discovery. On her way, she meets a new lover interest. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Angie's ready to face life's toughest challenges. But is life ready for Angie?

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,779,640, 6 March 1994

Gross USA:

$9,398,308

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,398,308
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Originally set up by Joe Roth (then head of 20th Century Fox) as a star vehicle for Madonna, who pulled out when scheduling conflicts arose with her role in Abel Ferrera's Dangerous Game (1993). Joan Allen, Kim Basinger, Halle Berry, Sherilyn Fenn, Bridget Fonda, Jodie Foster, Helen Hunt, Demi Moore, Kathy Najimy, Tatum O'Neal, Daryl Hannah, Meryl Streep, Marisa Tomei and Sela Ward were then considered before the part went to Geena Davis. It was then that a leaked fax from Madonna to Roth emerged in which she sarcastically blasted his decision to dump her for a non-Italian actress. It transpired that Roth had privately expressed doubts about Madonna's ability to carry a movie, comments which had made it back to the star in question, hence her sudden departure from the project. Original director Jonathan Kaplan soon followed, to be replaced by Martha Coolidge, with whom Davis had worked two years previously on Rambling Rose (1991). See more »

Goofs

The movie takes place in Brooklyn, but the phone number of Vinnie's business has a non-Brooklyn area code (910). See more »

Quotes

Angie: We are all broken. Those of us who are less broken need to help those who are more broken.
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Connections

References The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Take You There
Written by Al Bell (as Alvertis Isbell)
Performed by The Staple Singers
Courtesy of Fantasy Records
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Gandolfini--Rispoli--Aida Turturro--Sound familiar, kiddies?
6 March 2001 | by ween-3See all my reviews

So THIS is where they concocted the cast for the "Sopranos". Go figure. Three of the character actor cast members go on to the best show on television. And "Geena Davis", a damned Oscar winner, gets saddled with the "Geena Davis Show". If Geena Davis were Italian..I guess she'd have landed the Edie Falco role. I think there ought to be a Congressional inquiry into the matter. Something tells me that during the shoot for "Angie", David Chase was standing on a grassy knoll...hey...call me a conspiracy theorist...but I'll be willing to bet I'm right. Back and to the left..back and to the left.....


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