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Two Family House (2000)

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A dreamer finds that his wife and friends are binding him to his mediocre existence.

Director:

Raymond De Felitta
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Rispoli ... Buddy Visalo
Kelly Macdonald ... Mary O'Neary
Kathrine Narducci Kathrine Narducci ... Estelle Visalo
Kevin Conway ... Jim O'Neary
Matt Servitto ... Chipmunk
Michele Santopietro ... Laura
Louis Guss Louis Guss ... Donato
Rosemary De Angelis Rosemary De Angelis ... Marie (as Rosemary Deangelis)
Anthony Arkin ... Danny
Saul Stein ... Anthony
Vincent Pastore ... Angelo
Sharon Angela ... Gloria
Ivy Jones ... Tina
Victor Arnold ... Mr. Cicco
Richard B. Shull ... Mr. Brancaccio
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Storyline

An unseen narrator looks back to 1956, on Staten Island, when Buddy, an Italian guy with big dreams, buys a house planning to live upstairs with his wife Estelle and run a bar downstairs. The first problem is Estelle's lack of confidence in Buddy. Then, Irish tenants upstairs refuse to move and won't pay rent; plus, the woman upstairs is about to have a baby. The next problem is the baby: once he's born, it's clear his father was Black. The Irish guy splits; Buddy evicts mother and child, then feels guilt and sets her up in a flat while she sorts out an adoption. Estelle's lack of faith, the Irish lass's spirit, Buddy's dream, racial prejudice, and the baby's fate play out. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

The only way to find out what you love is to risk everything you have.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The final film of Richard B. Shull. See more »

Goofs

During one shot, the Bayonne Bridge is shown with the Goethals Bridge beyond it, on the right. Adjacent to it, the B&O Arthur Kill Vertical Lift Bridge is shown. This wasn't built until 1959, replacing an older swing bridge. See more »

Crazy Credits

Special thanks to ... the people of Bentley Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, ... the people of Port Richmond & Stapleton neighborhoods, Staten Island, NY, ... the crew of The Highlander ... See more »

Connections

References Arthur Godfrey and His Friends (1949) See more »

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Easy Beat
Written by Malcolm Lockyer
Courtesy of FirstCom Music Library, Chappel Music Library
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A great watched it on HBO Kind of movie
8 April 2002 | by b22banditSee all my reviews

Late afternoon on a monday, flipping through my 8 chanels of HBO, I found this little number and feel all the richer for it. Good acting and genuine make a shoestring budget feel and slightly implausible plot fade into the recesses of your disbelief. A warm, poignant story about the kind of guy that we can all relate to.


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Official Sites:

Filbert Steps Productions

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Two Family House See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,015,122

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,015,122
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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