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A new waitress working at an Italian restaurant in New York City finds herself entangled in a mob-run underworld of drug dealing and murder.

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David Anspaugh

Writer:

John Meadows
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mira Sorvino ... Meg Kennedy
Mariah Carey ... Raychel
Melora Walters ... Kate
Arthur J. Nascarella ... Mr. Santalino (as Arthur Nascarella)
Saul Stein ... Umberto
Joseph Siravo ... Gio Esposito
Christian Maelen ... Frankie Santalino
Anthony Alessandro Anthony Alessandro ... Lorenzo
Louis Di Bianco ... Deluca (as Louis DiBianco)
Noam Jenkins ... Garcia
Jeremiah Sparks Jeremiah Sparks ... Detective Levine
Dax Ravina ... Tony
Karen Giordano ... Angela Fontaine
Michael Egan Michael Egan ... Joey Jr. (as Mike Egan)
Jere Gillis Jere Gillis ... No Nose
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A new waitress working at an Italian restaurant in New York City finds herself entangled in a mob-run underworld of drug dealing and murder.

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Crime never looked so good. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | UK | Canada

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

6 December 2002 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Wise Girls See more »

Filming Locations:

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Demian Lichtenstein was once attached as director. See more »

Goofs

When Raychel visits Meg's grave site, her vehicle is shown driving past a large palm tree. Palm trees can not survive outdoors in New York (where this film is supposed to take place), nor can they survive in Missouri, where Meg's character is from. See more »

Quotes

Raychel: [hiding drugs in take-out boxes for mob customers] Some people like cheap wine and valium. Other people like swans with zesty take-out!
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Crazy Credits

To all the people in the Great City of New York God bless. Our hearts go out to those who perished and their families in the World Trade Center tragedy. See more »

Connections

Edited into Behind the Scenes of 'Wisegirls' (2002) See more »

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Chocolate & Wine
Written & Performed by Anika Paris
Produced by Dean Landon
Published by Oceantide Music BMI & Alaya Productions ASCAP
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Underrated
21 April 2004 | by atzimoSee all my reviews

To be completely honest, there is absolutely nothing wrong with this movie. In fact everything is perfect. I have no idea why 'Wisegirls' has such low imdb rating.

The story is about a girl played by Mira Sorvino who starts working as a waitress in a restaurant run by Mafia. It starts as a drama but ends up in suspense.

Mira Sorvino played the role perfectly. Maria Carey and Melora Walters were great too. And the rest of the cast did their job flawlessly.

'Wisegirls' is a feel good movie that everyone should see. You won't regret it, guaranteed.

10/10


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