Recently released from prison, an ex-mafia boss tries not to fall into his old habits, but surviving outside of the mafia is harder than it seems.


David Rodriguez


David Rodriguez
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Sorvino ... Joe Scoleri
Michael Rapaport ... Bobby DiBianco
Renee Props ... Rita Scoleri
Andrea Nittoli Kelly ... Michelle DiBianco (as Andrea Nittoli)
Lev Gorn ... Dominic Salerno Jr.
Steven Bauer ... P.O. Ramirez
Chazz Palminteri ... Ben Rose
Paul Ben-Victor ... Vinnie Nero
Hassan Johnson ... Agent Butler
Johnny Williams ... Carmine LaRocca
Andrea Navedo ... Anna Vasco
Roberta Wallach ... Angela LaRocca
Kevin Kelly ... Agent O'Bannon (as D Kevin Kelly)
William DePaolo ... Anthony Quick
Michael Sorvino ... Dr. Shapiro


After spending 20 years in federal prison for myriad crimes, the ailing Mafia Capo Joseph 'Mr. Joe' Scoleri was released. As he tries to reconnect with his daughter and establish a relationship with his neighbor, he realizes that the life he knew no longer exists and nothing is the same as it was before he went away. Written by Cine Relevante

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20 years in prison and time stood still... but the world did not.


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief violence

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Old aged goodfellas
13 May 2020 | by elliotjeorySee all my reviews

A very mild gangster film but interesting drama. Despite not being a typical mafia movie I found it realistic and true to life. An ageing gangster is released from jail and is subject to strict conditions to keep his freedom. He has to deal with issues as the world has changed. There was a good story with his daughter who played a really good role. It also had a great cast and some old familiar faces such as Johnny roast beef from goodfellas. All in all a chilled out mafia melodrama which I found surprisingly enjoyable.

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Release Date:

8 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Once Upon a Time in Queens See more »


Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.89 : 1
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