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Fallen Arches (2000)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 15 January 2000 (USA)
Transplanted from New York, Duke and his brother Frankie Romano live in a rundown LA apartment with their alcoholic mother (Karen Black).


Ron Cosentino


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carmine Giovinazzo ... Frankie Romano (as Carmine D. Giovinazzo)
Louis Ferreira ... Duke (Robert) Romano (as Justin Louis)
Karen Black ... Lucy Romano
Peter Onorati ... Charlie
Richard Portnow ... Nicky Kaplan
Jan Schweiterman ... Ricky (as Jan Schwieterman)
Darcy Belsher Darcy Belsher ... Victor
Phillip Glasser ... Pete
John Del Regno John Del Regno ... Leo
Clint Curtis ... Carlo
Tamara Braun ... Jenny
Dave Florek Dave Florek ... Tony
Tim Colceri ... Officer Harding
J.J. Johnston ... Stuart
James Saxenmeyer James Saxenmeyer ... Richie


Transplanted from New York, Duke and his brother Frankie Romano live in a rundown LA apartment with their alcoholic mother (Karen Black).

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Two brothers, one gangster, and the most heinous of crimes...


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

15 January 2000 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Saraghina Film Company See more »
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some reviewers are jerks...
16 May 2012 | by ron216See all my reviews

And at least one of them lives in Waterloo, Iowa. I recently watched Cosentino's directorial debut and while the film definitely has some problems, I found it ambitious, cinematic, and at least a slight homage to the new york based dramas of the 1970's. It was also quirky and tragic, and once I got used to slower pace of the film, I threw myself in and went for the ride. Where some found cliché, I found irony. I like the NY vibe of the film, set somewhat askew by its LA setting. It's like a live action Tom Waits song...a mixture of tones with some really rough edges, some great moments, and a little all over the place.

I also like that the story stayed true to the characters and their relationships, and didn't get bogged down in that NY vs LA thing. The characters were good and the performances were strong across the board. Sure, the script could have been tighter and taken a few unexpected turns, but for what it is, Cosentino's Fallen Arches is a solid first effort.

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