"If you like THE SOPRANOS, you'll love THE DELI" - The Phantom of the Movies From director John Gallagher, THE DELI is an enchanting slice-of-life comedy about a hard luck gambler who gets ...
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"If you like THE SOPRANOS, you'll love THE DELI" - The Phantom of the Movies From director John Gallagher, THE DELI is an enchanting slice-of-life comedy about a hard luck gambler who gets in over his head when he starts putting his store's profits on the line.Written by
Just purchased the Special Edition DVD with the Commentary and Deleted Scenes (which I thought some should have been left in the film). The director and actors on the commentary stated that even children enjoyed the film. Well, let me tell you my 8 year old daughter started to watch it with me during the Pinky/Mattarazzo scenes !! She was laughing. Anyway, a great talented cast that knew how to act natural contributed to an authentic film about a typical ethnic New York neighborhood. Complimenti ! Bellissimo film ! Established character actors such as Tony Sirico, Burt Young, Vincent Pastore, Frank Vincent bring an authenticity to the film which makes the viewers literally feel that they are right there on location in a close knit neighborhood. Even the great Judith Malina from the theater contributes in her portrayal as Mrs. Amico. This film should be viewed by any film lover as it is a light hearted comedy about any given day in a NY quarter.
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