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With Friends Like These... (1998)

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Four small-time two-bit character actors, all close friends, are competing for same important part in the next Martin Scorsese mob film.

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Philip Frank Messina (as Philip F. Messina)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Arkin ... Steve Hersh
David Strathairn ... Armand Minetti
Jon Tenney ... Dorian Mastandrea
Robert Costanzo ... Johnny DiMartino
Amy Madigan ... Hannah DiMartino
Laura San Giacomo ... Joanne Hersh
Elle Macpherson ... Samantha Mastandrea
Lauren Tom ... Yolanda Chin
Beverly D'Angelo ... Theresa Carpenter
Ashley Peldon ... Marissa DiMartino
Allison Bertolino ... Dana Dimartino
Bill Murray ... Maurice Melnick
Frederika Kesten Frederika Kesten ... Catrice
Carmine Costanzo Carmine Costanzo ... Nino DiMartino
Heather Stephens ... Babette
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Four small-time two-bit character actors, all close friends, are competing for same important part in the next Martin Scorsese mob film.

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Robert Costanzo's character talks about David Strathairn's character not getting the part of a terrorist in Die Hard 2. Costanzo played Sgt. Vito Lorenzo in Die Hard 2. See more »

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Frank Minetti: You mean the kid from the bus?
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References Baywatch (1989) See more »

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A Fun Little Film
25 February 2005 | by Jim-396See all my reviews

I just saw this film in its 2005 re-release. It's really a fun little film, with quite a few laughs and lots of great moments among a really amazing, well-chosen cast.

It's so much smarter than the average Hollywood film -- which may have been its problem when released?! Who knows why studios do what they do -- and apparently, they didn't do this film justice in 1998 (after all, it has an ensemble cast where -- gasp -- no one is under 30!)

As both a writer and an Italian-American, I got perhaps an extra kick out of the story, which is about survival in Hollywood for these four actor characters and their families -- but the film's humor and theme of friendship is truly universal.


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Release Date:

10 September 1998 (USA) See more »

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Mom's Up on the Roof See more »

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