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The Engagement Ring (2005)

A long-lost engagement ring still divides childhood sweethearts who are now in their golden years. Now, her daughter (Heaton) and his nephew meet and find that their attraction is hindered by the old feud.

Director:

Steven Schachter

Writers:

Rodney Patrick Vaccaro (teleplay) (as Rodney Vaccaro), Frank Denson (story)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Heaton ... Sara Rosa Anselmi
Vincent Spano ... Tony Di Cenzo
Tony Lo Bianco ... Nick Di Cenzo
David Hunt ... Brian
Chuck Shamata ... Johnny Anselmi
Lainie Kazan ... Alicia Rosa Anselmi
Brenda McDonald Brenda McDonald ... Nana
Alf Humphreys ... Tom Miller (as Alfred E. Humphreys)
Richard de Klerk ... Young Nick
Vanessa Morley ... Young Alicia
Dominic Zamprogna ... Young Johnny
Michael Powell Michael Powell ... Young Nick
Joel Garner ... Young Abe
Julian Christopher ... Ben-present (as Julian D. Christopher)
Frank C. Turner ... Abe-present
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A long-lost engagement ring still divides childhood sweethearts who are now in their golden years. Now, her daughter (Heaton) and his nephew meet and find that their attraction is hindered by the old feud.

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This holiday season, fate is tested by love.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

This film originated at UCLA when Steve Chicorel and Frank Denson were attending the MFA Screenwriting Program. The Script was originally called ECHOES. See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Crime (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Manga, Baby
Written by Jeff Beal & Rodney Vaccaro
Sung by Lainie Kazan
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Great movie
29 November 2005 | by jlmaseSee all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this light hearted comedy. Laine Kazan an Paticia Heaton made the movie work. The other actors were perfect for the script. This is the story of many typical Italian families. Grudges are held and in some cases, some people never speak to one another again. If they do "kiss" and make up, it will be spectacular.

The scenery was great, the food made my mouth water. I wish I could have tasted that wine Sara made. It sounded very special. Apparently agreed on by all of the family.

A think a follow-up would be another clever comedy which many folks could enjoy.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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