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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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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 love 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 »

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Trivia

Martha Coolidge's previous film, Rambling Rose, was produced by Geena Davis's future ex-husband, Renny Harlin, who at the time got involved with that film's lead actress, Laura Dern. Dern subsequently became involved with Davis's previous ex-husband, Jeff Goldblum, whom she met on the set of Jurassic Park. Coolidge's then-husband Michael Backes was also a technical advisor on that film. 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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What I Did for Love
Written by Marvin Hamlisch and Ed Kleban (as Edward Kleban)
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Angela Scacciapensieri
5 April 2002 | by Blooeyz2001See all my reviews

Originally intended for Madonna (who can't act & would have definitely STUNK!), this was an excellent role for Geena Davis. "Angie" is a film about an Italian/American woman from the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, N.Y. Her mom left her when she was a child & because of this she has a romanticized notion of her mother & a deep fear of abandonment. She wants more out of life than her working class plumber boyfriend (and father of her child) can offer her so she falls in love with a lawyer from Ireland while pregnant(someone as far removed from her Brooklyn world as possible!) After the baby is born, the lawyer dumps her & she also feels rejected by her son (you'll have to see the movie to find out why) so she heads off to Texas to finally face her mom for some type of closure. Yes, this character's angst & situations can be overwhelming , but real life can be like that too sometimes. The musical score, by Jerry Goldsmith, is excellent (particularly "Angie's Theme") & compliments the movie wonderfully. The movie also has a knack for capturing the New York Italian/American experience authentically. At times, "Angie" feels like a hybrid of other films ("Working Girl", "Beaches", "Saturday Night Fever", "Moonstruck" & "Pretty Woman") but it works. (This film is based on the novel "Angie, I Says" by Avra Wing. In the book the main character's name is Tina Scacciapensiari & her best friend's name is Angie. The first names of these characters were switched for the film).


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1994 (USA) See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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