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A Wake in Providence (1999)

R | | Comedy | 12 May 2015 (USA)
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When Anthony's African-American girlfriend Alissa meets his Italian-American family at his grandfather's funeral, confrontations, confessions, and a hilarious race to the altar ensue!

Director:

Rosario Roveto Jr.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Pagano ... Anthony
Victoria Rowell ... Alissa
Mike Pagano Mike Pagano ... Frankie
Adrienne Barbeau ... Aunt Lidia
Lisa Raggio ... Claudia
Billy Van Zandt ... Louie
John Mariano ... Brunie
Mark DeCarlo ... Vinnie
Jane Milmore ... Patty
Kaye Kingston Kaye Kingston ... Gram Baldassarre
Louis Guss Louis Guss ... Uncle Guy
Micole Mercurio ... Aunt Elaine
Sam Coppola ... Uncle Joe
Magda Harout Magda Harout ... Aunt Alma
John Capodice ... Uncle Sal
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Storyline

Going back home can be hard, particularly when you come from a traditional Italian family, and especially when the girlfriend you bring back is not Italian. But the roof caves in when she's African American. This is the problem that Anthony faces when he brings Alissa from Los Angeles to his boyhood home of Providence, Rhode Island to attend his grandfather's funeral. Written by Weissman/Delson Communications (with permission)

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Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Almost Married See more »

Filming Locations:

Providence, Rhode Island, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,018, 17 April 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$402,805, 19 February 2006
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Color
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Did You Know?

Connections

References Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Innamorata
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Performed by Jerry Vale
Courtesy of Paramount Music Corporation and Four Jays Music Publishing Company
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Well written, strong acting, poor direction...
2 May 2002 | by res0ptvvSee all my reviews

What astounds me is that this movie is sitting in the can, while movies like "Murder By Numbers" are made. This is a simple love story, thrown into complex situations, that confronts racism, family values, loyalty, love, and humor.

Vincent Pagano and Mike Pagano are both very talented actors that need strong direction and a supporting cast to support them, and to carry them where they are lagging, i.e. name recognition. Rumors are abound of their next upcoming picture, "Jesus, Mary, and Joseph." This time around they might hit the nail on the head, if they stay away from "B" television stars that will force it to go STRAIGHT TO VIDEO.


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