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Federal Hill (1994)

On the mean streets of Providence, five friends struggle for a future in the mob-infested neighborhood known as Federal hill. Petty burglar Ralph and his drug-dealing friend Nicky are inseparable until Nicky meets a beautiful….


Michael Corrente
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Nicholas Turturro ... Ralph
Anthony DeSando ... Nicky (as Anthony De Sando)
Libby Langdon ... Wendy
Michael Raynor ... Frank
Robert Turano ... Joey
Jason Andrews Jason Andrews ... Bobby
Phyllis Kay Phyllis Kay ... Gail
Biagio Conti Biagio Conti ... Max Haven
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Corrente ... Fredo
Briggs Doherty Briggs Doherty ... Mr. Banno
Armen Garo ... Cop
Jimmy Landi Jimmy Landi ... Vinnie
Frank Vincent ... Sal


In Providence's Italian neighborhood, Federal Hill, five young men face their choices as they become adults. Bobby, who's sort of dim, owes $30,000 to a counterfeiter who's demanding payment; he asks Ralph, a gifted cat burglar, to help and Ralph comes up with a plan. Later, Frank's dad, who is one of the Hill's top mobsters, wants to have a talk with Ralph about some of this plan. Meanwhile, Ralph's best friend Nicky falls hard for Wendy, a rich blond from Brown, and Nicky begins to imagine a future with her away from Providence. Ralph thinks Nicky's making a big mistake and sets out to prove it. When Ralph insults Frank's dad, things come to a head. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, some sexuality and drug content

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Directorial debut of Michael Corrente. See more »

Alternate Versions

Originally shot and released in theaters in black and white; distributor required the film to be colorized for the video release, against director Michael Corrente's will, making it the only film made by a still-living director to be colorized. Both versions (colour and B/W) are now available on video. See more »


Featured in Outside Providence (1999) See more »


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Performed by The Rainbow Jimmies
Produced by David Bravo and Bob Held
Written by David Bravo and Bob Held and Nancy Bender
Published by: Limpopo Music (ASCAP)
Little L Music ASCAP), Tabby Dooby Music (BMI)
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An updated version of MEAN STREETS.
19 March 2001 | by WILDCAT21378See all my reviews

Good movie about a group of Italian American twentysomethings centering around two Nicky and Ralph and their criminal ways and relationships. The story is kind of borrowing from MEAN STREETS but it has its own little twists. Pretty good movie I recommend to fans of GOODFELLAS and MEANSTREETS.

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Release Date:

24 February 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Federal Hill See more »


Box Office


$80,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,601, 11 December 1994

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1.85 : 1
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