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Ten Benny (1995)

Nothing to Lose (original title)
R | | Drama | 13 November 1998 (USA)
Ray and his good friends grew up in their working class neighbourhood. Ray is a salesman but dreams of something more: he wants his own business, and wants to marry his childhood sweetheart... See full synopsis »

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Eric Bross
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrien Brody ... Ray Diglovanni
Michael Gallagher Michael Gallagher ... Mike
Sybil Darrow ... Joanne Deturo (as Sybil Temchen)
Tony Gillan Tony Gillan ... Butchie
James E. Moriarty James E. Moriarty ... Donny Dematto
Lisa Roberts Gillan ... Linda (as Lisa Roberts)
Frank Vincent ... Ray Diglovanni, Sr.
Gayle Scott ... Donna
Greg Zittel Greg Zittel ... Al, Mike's Dad
Jerry Moore Jerry Moore ... Tony Town Car
David Deblinger ... Cosmo
Anna Manfredi Anna Manfredi ... Mrs. Deturo
Paul Coughlan Paul Coughlan ... Angelo
Frank Page Frank Page ... John John
James Vincent Romano James Vincent Romano ... Claudio (as James Romano)
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Storyline

Ray and his good friends grew up in their working class neighbourhood. Ray is a salesman but dreams of something more: he wants his own business, and wants to marry his childhood sweetheart Jo. In order to fulfill his dreams, Ray takes out a loan which is well beyond the re-payments he can make on his meagre income. His friends get dragged into the fall-out when he can't keep up with payments, but will they stand by him or has he pushed them too far this time?

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, and some sexuality and violence | See all certifications »
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Last film of Daniel Nalbach. See more »

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a blank film
11 July 2003 | by illharmonics00See all my reviews

this film draws a total blank in my mind. i don't know whether to call it good or bad...it just seems to be there. the characters seem to run together, and unless you pay special attention, you'll mix them up very easily. there's not enough nuance to bring any of the characters out into the spotlight.

and although the new jersey cliche is muted much more than the stereotypical presentation in "Jersey Girl", it is still evidently what we would portray new jersey's finest as. do people really act like that in jersey? hopefully not. maybe they do, and if so, i ain't going there.

adrien brody's performance wasn't the best, despite his ability to be a great actor. i kept on watching the movie, although it didn't really interest me too much. it's one of those mystical "C" caliber movies that you just sit through as some rite of passage into independent film land.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ten Benny See more »

Filming Locations:

Caldwell, New Jersey, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$15,843

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,843
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Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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