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Chooch (2003)

The life of Queens resident Dino Condito is about to take a surprising turn. After letting down his softball team by striking out in the bottom of the ninth against Hoboken, his crew brands... See full summary »

Writer:

Lucas Limone

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Sialiano ... Narrator (voice)
Lucille Tomczyk Lucille Tomczyk ... Dino's Mother
Anthony Pellicci Anthony Pellicci ... Dino's Father
Paola Walker Paola Walker ... Ladonna
Carmine Famiglietti ... Dino Condito
Pete Medina Pete Medina ... Sergeant Major
Joe 'Pepper' Tomczyk Joe 'Pepper' Tomczyk ... Jubilene's Father
Joe Summa Joe Summa ... Jubilene Condito
Kiwi Limone Kiwi Limone ... Kiwi Condito
Nick Cerulli Nick Cerulli ... Sally Boy
Gino Cafarelli ... Nicol Rubino
Anthony Barrile Anthony Barrile ... Anthony Rubino
Ed Rossy Ed Rossy ... Soda Shop Gus
Nicholas Teofanis Nicholas Teofanis ... Soda Shop Patron #1
Jorge Cuevas Jorge Cuevas ... Soda Shop Patron #2
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Storyline

The life of Queens resident Dino Condito is about to take a surprising turn. After letting down his softball team by striking out in the bottom of the ninth against Hoboken, his crew brands him the chooch. Trying to cheer up his cousin Dino, Jubilene Condito cashes in his savings from his first holy communion and springs for a vacation to Cancun. You mean leave Queens? asks Dino, as if the thought had never occurred to him. But there's a mix-up on the way to the airport involving a mysterious bag of money. As soon as Dino and Jube land in Mexico, they're abducted by a pair of thugs and left in the desert at the mercy of a trio of soldiers. It takes reuniting Dino's old Queens crew, including Dino's beloved pet dachsund, to save the two cousins. Only after a jail bust, donkey ride, chicken coop explosion, and a life-changing love affair at the local bordello does the crew finally arrive to save the day. Returning home in triumphant glory with his reunited crew and newfound love Ladonna... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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In the neighborhood of Bocci Park, Queens, God forbid you mess up and someone gives you a nickname. It can stick with you the rest of your life.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language
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Details

Official Sites:

Shoebox Productions

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Deming, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,616, 29 August 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$30,792, 17 October 2004
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

LET'S WORK TOGETHER
Words and Music by Wilbert Harrison
Performed by Canned Heat
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Atrociously Unfunny
28 April 2009 | by dybankSee all my reviews

After watching this movie, I am all the more outraged that the money of New York State taxpayers was inappropriately used to distribute it. This movie is a lifeless, agonizingly unfunny attempt at humor. Twenty minutes into it I was shocked to find out that there could still be over an hour worth of this pure torture left. The lead actors are so bad that you would assume that their dads put up the money for it - only in this case, it was the life savings of union workers hoping to retire with dignity that funded this titanic bomb. Oww, my eyes are burning! This film literally seared my eyes, leaving me artistically scarred for life. If you want a terrorist to talk, show them this movie.


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