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The Last Rites of Joe May (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama | October 2011 (USA)
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THE LAST RITES OF JOE MAY chronicles the last days in the life of Joe May, an aging, short money hustler who always believed that a glorious destiny awaited him around every corner. Now in ... See full summary »

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Joe Maggio

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Joe Maggio
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Farina ... Joe May
Matt DeCaro ... Chevy
Meredith Droeger ... Angelina
Jamie Anne Allman ... Jenny
Phil Ridarelli Phil Ridarelli ... Landlord
Nydia Rodriguez Terracina ... Latina Woman (as Nydia Rodriguez)
Jack Bronis ... DMV Clerk
Dennis Sepanik Dennis Sepanik ... Bank Teller
Ian Barford Ian Barford ... Stanley Buczkowski
Ernest Perry Jr. Ernest Perry Jr. ... Driver
Mike Bacarella ... George
Gary Cole ... Lenny
Chelcie Ross ... Billy Tidrow
Rich Komenich Rich Komenich ... Seymour
Craig Bailey Craig Bailey ... Cab Driver
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THE LAST RITES OF JOE MAY chronicles the last days in the life of Joe May, an aging, short money hustler who always believed that a glorious destiny awaited him around every corner. Now in his sixties, his health failing and resources dwindling, Joe is presented with one last shot at greatness... Written by Anonymous

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Never go down without a fight.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Joe May utolsó dobása See more »

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Joe brings a wrapped baseball bat and football for his grandson. When his son kicks him out of the house, Joe leaves without the gifts. Near the end of the movie, the gifts are in Joe's apartment. See more »

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O Soave Fanciulla
from "La Boheme"
Written by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Enrico Caruso and Nellie Melba
Wikimedia Foundation and Adam Cuerden http://commons.wikimedia.org
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People trying to cope with their difficult lives and personal demons
27 September 2011 | by suegoldberg13See all my reviews

"The Last Rites of Joe May" has an excellent cast, headed by Dennis Farina, and wonderful screenplay (Joe Maggio). It's well directed and has quite an emotional impact on the viewer. Joe May is a man who has aspired to be more than he ever could be and refuses to accept the reality of his age and lack of achievements. He has few, if any, personal relationships, friendships or family. His arrival in the midst of Jenny and Angelina Rapp's lives is more important than any of them realize. Watching them interact and change and grow as people is both beautiful and painful. Truly realistic and moving. I was impressed with everything, from the portrayals of even the smallest parts to the details of Chicago streets and the understated score by Lindsay Marcus (not to mention Giuseppe Verdi).


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