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WiseGirls (2002)

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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.


David Anspaugh


John Meadows





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


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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Crime never looked so good. See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Mariah Carey doesn't sing at all in this movie, not as the character or in the soundtrack. See more »


When Gio's dead body is lying on the table in the meat locker, you can clearly see him breathing (his stomach is rising and falling). See more »


Raychel: Are you high?
Meg: High?
Raychel: Yeah, high.
Meg: Huh?
Raychel: You're looking a little fucked up to me right now babe.
Meg: Oh, no, I'm not fucked up. You see, I've been fucked up, but this is definitely not fucked up.
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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 »


Referenced in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The NCAA (2015) See more »


Chocolate & Wine
Written & Performed by Anika Paris
Produced by Dean Landon
Published by Oceantide Music BMI & Alaya Productions ASCAP
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User Reviews

A great surprise....
10 March 2003 | by FrightMeterSee all my reviews

It's really a shame that this movie did not get at least a limited theatrical release. Compared to some of the crap that did get into theaters last years, this movie is a masterpiece. But seriously, I really did not know what to expect when I rented this, but what I got was a movie that I very much enjoyed and a movie that I thought was superbly acted. Oscar winner Mira Sorvino is great, and plays a woman with a troubled past who moves to New York to escape it and to be close to her elderly grandmother. In desperation, she takes a job at a fancy Italian restaurant, that, unknown to her, is run be the mob. At the restaurant she befriends two waitresses played by Mariah Carey and Melora Walters, and what develops is a wonderful friendship, that is until a secret that one of them has is revealed and the illegal activities of the restaurant come crashing down around them. It really is a great movie and I strongly suggest it. All actresses do a great job, but the big surprise is Mariah Carey. She is great and projects a confidence and attitude that is unmatched by her co-starts. This really, really should have been her mainstream acting debut, not the flop Glitter that has tagged her as an untalented actress, because as this film proves, she isn't and I think we can expect more great roles for her. So give this film a chance, it is definitely one of the better movies of it's type that I have seen for awhile.

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English | Italian

Release Date:

6 December 2002 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Wisegirls See more »

Filming Locations:

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »


Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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