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Wisegal (2008)

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A drama centered around Patty Montanari, the widowed mother of two who went to work for her lover Frank Russo, a Captain in a Brooklyn crime family.


Jerry Ciccoritti


Shelley Evans





Cast overview, first billed only:
Alyssa Milano ... Patty Montanari
Jason Gedrick ... Frank Russo
Janet Wright ... Angie - Patty's Mother
Gabriel Hogan ... Robert Wilford
Heather Hanson ... June
Tony Nappo ... Carmine
James Caan ... Salvatore Palmeri
Alessandro Costantini Alessandro Costantini ... Joey Montanari
Kyle Harrington Kyle Harrington ... Nino
Gina Wilkinson Gina Wilkinson ... Mary Russo
Michael A. Miranda Michael A. Miranda ... Jimmy
Alex Karzis ... Bones (as Constantine Alex Karzis)
Alvaro D'Antonio Alvaro D'Antonio ... Vito
Jason Blicker ... Dante Montanari
Zak Longo ... Mouse Russo


A drama centered around Patty Montanari, the widowed mother of two who went to work for her lover Frank Russo, a Captain in a Brooklyn crime family.

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Loyal to the FAMILY. Devoted to her own.


Biography | Crime | Drama


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Did You Know?


The real Patty Montanari was born in 1943. She was in her mid twenties while she worked for the mob. Her son stated that she was allowed to leave the mob and live a quiet life with her sons. It is believed that she lives in New Jersey. Information on her is scarce, as her son says she does not like publicity. See more »

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Surprisingly good for TV movie
28 January 2009 | by caulfieldland-1See all my reviews

'Made for TV' is not something that raises the expectations of the viewer. I did not recall seeing Alyssa Milano in anything other than 'Charmed' and frankly I wasn't that impressed with her. Which makes it all the more surprising how much I liked this film. The plot may not be that original: Girl from disadvantaged background makes good, suffers setback, pulls herself up through hard work, intelligence and (in this case) a mobster who fancies her. Alyssas' character isn't portrayed as the totally innocent victim of circumstance (so annoyingly common in these scenarios) but gives her a little more realism. The rest of the cast did well with less screen time: James Caan bought a little weight to the cast and the children played their roles convincingly, but the character I would have liked to see more of was the mother played by Janet Wright.

What sets this film apart is the higher than average standard of acting, the non-cheesy script and the three dimensional characters.

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Release Date:

15 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A bűn csapdájában See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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