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Putzel (2012)

For Walter Himmelstein, a young man endearingly known as Putzel, life literally doesn't go beyond his family's fish store on the upper west side of Manhattan. In this heartwarming romantic ... See full summary »

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Jason Chaet

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Rick A. Moore (screenplay), Rick A. Moore (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Carpenter ... Walter (as Jack T. Carpenter)
Melanie Lynskey ... Sally
John Pankow ... Sid
Susie Essman ... Gilda
Jarlath Conroy Jarlath Conroy ... McGinty
Armando Riesco ... Jake
Allegra Cohen ... Willa
Steve Park ... Song
Adrian Martinez ... Hector
Fred Berman ... Tunch
Fran Kranz ... Salmon Guy
Ashley Austin Morris ... Naomi
Sondra James ... Mrs. Hertzel
Elizabeth Masucci ... Jake's Receptionist
Michael Perilstein ... Cranky Blind Man
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For Walter Himmelstein, a young man endearingly known as Putzel, life literally doesn't go beyond his family's fish store on the upper west side of Manhattan. In this heartwarming romantic comedy about sex, love and smoked fish, Walter's aspirations of taking over his uncle's fish emporium are disrupted by the arrival of Sally, who becomes romantically involved with his about-to-retire and very-married uncle. While Walter tries to thwart their romance in order to ensure his taking over the business, he finds his circumscribed life thrown off kilter, and, after years of being undermined by his family and friends, finally starts to realize that he's more than a Putzel. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 2014 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Heartfelt New York Love Story
15 February 2013 | by samunderwood-nycSee all my reviews

Saw the premiere of this at Woodstock Film Festival. A tremendous heartfelt comedy with an incredible ensemble cast. Jack Carpenter (Putzel) is an incredible young talent and John Pankow really knocks it out the park as his Uncle Sid. If you've ever enjoyed Melanie Lynskeys hilarious character on 3 1/2 Men, you will really enjoy her playing a real life complex character in this movie. If you are looking for something light-hearted with a poignant message served by terrific actors - this is the movie for you. I also learnt so much more about Lox than I ever knew before! Looking forward to what else Jason Chaet and Rick Moore bring to the screen.


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