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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

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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Comedy

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mom's Up on the Roof See more »

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Dolby

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Color
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Frank Minetti: You mean the kid from the bus?
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References Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975) See more »

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FOR ANYONE THAT HAS HAD AN AUDITION OR WANTS TO TRY! SEE THIS FILM!
19 May 2001 | by MOE-50See all my reviews

Wonderfully done! I thought I knew each of the characters. One right after another they became more real. It amazes me why films like this don't get more play! It's realism into the world of auditioning breaks your heart! It shows what people with hearts for their work, these actors, have to go through to get a job! Holding on to HOPE which is all you have. Bill Murray's cameo was right on the money! Unlike in Baseball if you're a 300 hitter you're job on a team should be fairly secure. But with acting, as these characters experience, it's a whole different ball game!

This movie will definitely make the out of work actor want to throw a brick through the TV. However it also makes you see that family and friends is what life is all about!


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