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18 Shades of Dust (1999)

Two gangsters threaten the owner of an upscale restaurant after his son can't pay a gambling debt.

Director:

Danny Aiello III

Writers:

John Cenatiempo (story), Michael Hogan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Danny Aiello ... Vincent Dianni
William Forsythe ... Tommy Cucci
Jessica DiCicco ... Theresa (as Jessica Di Cicco)
Jarrod Bunch ... Cooz
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Battista John Battista ... Benno
Federico Castelluccio ... Bouncer #1
Leonardo Cimino ... Connie Broglio
Polly Draper ... Marilyn
Mark Margolis
Michael Margotta ... Petey
Ernest Mingione ... Torro
Vincent Pastore ... Matty 'The Horse' Brancato
Frank Pellegrino ... Eddie Baggs
Larry Romano ... Jimmy the Pope
Timilee Romolini ... Angie
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Two gangsters threaten the owner of an upscale restaurant after his son can't pay a gambling debt.

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Rated R for language and some nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1999 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Dust See more »

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gets lost in its own jungle
16 April 2016 | by dracherSee all my reviews

This is one of a number of films that genuinely upset me. The problem is almost foretold in the title: "18 Shades of Dust." Here is a film of much worth, the acting is very fine from Danny Aiello, and is of a high standard from others. The directing ranges from brilliant to very ordinary, but is mostly good.

The script is wonderful, with moments of true brilliance and generally good to exceptional dialogue. Only the story lets it down, after growing strongly and developing entertainingly, it reaches an early zenith, but with so many peaks and byways, it eventually stalls, and stumbles into a labyrinth of theatrical clichés.


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