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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!






Cast overview, first billed only:
... Anthony
... Alissa
... Frankie
... Aunt Lidia
... Claudia
... Louie
... Brunie
... Vinnie
... Patty
Kaye Kingston ... Gram Baldassarre
Louis Guss ... Uncle Guy
... Aunt Elaine
... Uncle Joe
Magda Harout ... Aunt Alma
... Uncle Sal


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content




Release Date:

12 May 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Almost Married  »

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


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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A wake in Providence
16 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

I though this movie was funny, A true Italian American family in Rhode Island. I went threw the same thing with my family but I let them meet her without a death in the family. Mistake that was. This movie has a lot more going on. Because the Grandfather died Anthony has to take his African American girlfriend to meet his (FBI) Full Blown Italian Family for the funeral in Providence, Rhode Island. Two moronic cousins, crazy aunts.They really are good people deep down. But they say what's on their minds. This movie was film in Providence. Nobody in his family knows she is African American. They just know her name Alissa. Can't tell you anymore you must see. It's out in limited theaters But it isn't playing in Providence. Maybe some day.

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