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Fading Gigolo (2013)

R | | Comedy | 9 April 2014 (France)
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Fioravante decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray. With Murray acting as his "manager", the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.

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John Turturro

Writer:

John Turturro
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Turturro ... Fioravante
Woody Allen ... Murray
Vanessa Paradis ... Avigal
Liev Schreiber ... Dovi
Sharon Stone ... Dr. Parker
Sofía Vergara ... Selima
Abe Altman Abe Altman ... First Rabbi
Michael Badalucco ... Burly Driver
Bob Balaban ... Sol
M'Barka Ben Taleb ... Mimou
Teddy Bergman Teddy Bergman ... Yossi
Max Casella ... Guy at Counter
Loan Chabanol ... Loan
Isaiah Clifton Isaiah Clifton ... Cyrus
Jade Dixon Jade Dixon ... Cee Cee
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Storyline

Murray, the bankrupt owner of a bookstore, is forced to close his family business. His dermatologist, Dr. Parker, dreams of having a threesome and would pay a thousand dollars to have one with her friend Selima. Murray then proposes to his friend Fioravante that they start a male prostitution business, with Murray acting as the pimp. However, when Fioravante meets a Hasidic Jewish woman, Avigal, who is the widow of a rabbi, they fall in love with each other. But a Jewish neighborhood patrolman, Dovi, is in love with Avigal too, and might make life difficult for Fioravante and Murray. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

The oldest profession just got older.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

9 April 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Fading Gigolo See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$180,801, 20 April 2014

Gross USA:

$3,769,873

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,369,873
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The idea for the film originated over a lunch between John Turturro and some of his friends when Turturro was encouraged to do some improvisations. Seeing the amused reaction of his lunch guests, Turturro felt that there was the seed of a good idea. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Murray: My grandfather started the shop. My father had it. And now - I - have to - close it. This is the end of an era, my friend. Let me tell ya, now a days only rare people buy rare books.
Fioravante: We'll get back on our feet.
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Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Le Torrent
Written by L. Carmi, C.A. Liman, Pierre Delanoë, Pierre Havet
Published by Music Union S.r.l. / Allegro Edizioni Musicali S.r.l., Milano (Italy)
Performed by Dalida
Courtesy of Barclay France
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A nice little New York tale
21 May 2014 | by gumpermanSee all my reviews

Here is a film that is pleasantly unique and special. A film that is a bit different, probably my own misunderstanding, than advertised from the trailers. It's not a bad thing, the trailers brought me to the film, and the film kept my curiosity for the entire length. I liked it quite a bit unsurprising to you dear reader, as you've already seen my rating. The film was written & directed by it's main star, John Turturro, and what a grand achievement it is. Also starring in supporting roles and fantastic to say the least; Sharon Stone, Sofia Vergara, Liev Schreiber, Vanessa Paradis, and New York's own, film legend Woody Allen. I found while watching this film, and though the characters played by Turturro & Allen were enjoyable to watch, I was fascinated mostly with Paradis' character and her story. I'm not Jewish myself, so I'm very naive to the culture and their religious practices, and found it a interesting insight to a, I'm sure, small portion of what it may be like to be of Jewish faith. Though, and I said I was naive to the culture, it may not be entirely true. With that said, I found a film that surprised me positively and thus was quite better than I expected.


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