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Sweet Nothing (1995)

R | | Drama | 6 September 1996 (USA)
Angel celebrates the birth of his daughter by taking his first hit of crack cocaine. With the hesitant support of his wife, Monika, he joins a friend of his to deal drugs for a short time--... See full summary »

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Gary Winick

Writer:

Lee Drysdale
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Imperioli ... Angelo
Mira Sorvino ... Monika
Joyce Phillips Joyce Phillips ... Nurse (voice)
Paul Calderon ... Ray
Lisa Louise Langford Lisa Louise Langford ... Edna (as Lisa Langford)
Sean Marquette ... Young Richie
Raymond McRinna Raymond McRinna ... Office Clerk
Patrick Breen ... Greg
Maria Tucci ... Monika's Mother
Claire Imperioli Claire Imperioli ... Thanksgiving Guest
Dan Imperioli Dan Imperioli ... Thanksgiving Guest
Ford Sorvino Ford Sorvino ... Thanksgiving Guest
Chris Marquette ... Richie (as Christopher Marquette)
Michelle Casey Michelle Casey ... Annie (as Michele Casey)
Carlos Yensi Carlos Yensi ... Jose
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Storyline

Angel celebrates the birth of his daughter by taking his first hit of crack cocaine. With the hesitant support of his wife, Monika, he joins a friend of his to deal drugs for a short time--enough time to get out of debt and buy some nice things for the family. Three years later, Angel is still dealing, and has not saved any money, instead spending it on crack. His addiction grows, straining his friendship and his family life, and he gradually loses control. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive drug use, strong language, some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amarga Ilusão See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,910, 8 September 1996, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$79,249, 22 September 1996
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Production Co:

Concrete Films See more »
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Dolby

Color:

Color
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A well-acted and powerful look at a family man's struggle with the lucrative world of drugs
12 February 1999 | by Jace-3See all my reviews

Before she won an Oscar, Mira Sorvino starred in this small but powerful movie about a guy whose seemingly perfect world comes crashing down when he enters the drug trade. Michael Imperioli, who played Spider in "Goodfellas," has a leading role here and does an outstanding job of portraying down-and-out drug dealer and user Angel, but never allows us to dislike him. Throughout his struggle we are right by Angel's side.

Even the ending is not obvious: there is no happy finale, but somehow we know he is on the long road back.


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