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Friends and Romans (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 2015 (USA)
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A group of lifelong mob movie extras mount a production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in their local Staten Island theater in order to finally get some speaking roles. But the theater is ... See full summary »

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Christopher Kublan
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3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Rispoli ... Nick DeMaio
Annabella Sciorra ... Angela DeMaio
Paul Ben-Victor ... Dennis Socio
Katie Stevens ... Gina DeMaio
Charlie Semine ... Paulie / Goldberg
Anthony DeSando ... Joey 'Bananas' Bongano
Tony Sirico ... Bobby Musso
Tony Darrow ... Frankie Fusso
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fortuna Calva Baker Fortuna Calva Baker ... Mrs. Ariemma
Nick Bell Nick Bell ... Big Vinnie's 1st AC
John Bianco ... Mikey Brigandi
Robert Blake Robert Blake ... Soothsayer / Citizen
Mandy Bruno Bogue ... Marie (as Mandy Bruno)
Curt Bouril Curt Bouril ... McKenna
Zoe Bournelis Zoe Bournelis ... Mikey's Wife Lola
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A group of lifelong mob movie extras mount a production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in their local Staten Island theater in order to finally get some speaking roles. But the theater is the secret hideout of a real-life gangster who fancies himself an actor, and whom the FBI are hunting for the recent murder of a Broadway producer. The Feds insert their own undercover agent to audition for the role of Cassius, seeking to determine who is the real gangster among a cast of make-believe criminals. All the while, the oblivious cast seek only to prove to themselves, their families, and friends that they are more than just extras.

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Show business, meet "Family" business.

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Comedy

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2015 (USA) See more »

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Michael Mailer Films See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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The cast is a veritable who's who of classic mafia films and television shows. Lead Michael Rispoli played Jackie Aprile, Tony's best friend who was in line to become head of the family before he died, on The Sopranos, which also featured Tony Sirico as Paulie "Walnuts," Annabella Sciorra as Tony's mistress, along with John Bianco, Anthony DeSando and Tony Darrow, who was also a significant character in Goodfellas, which featured as the young Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci's character), Joe D'Onofrio, who acted alongside Louis Vanaria in A Bronx Tale. See more »

Quotes

Marie: You promised me that we would be in Chicago by now, married, starting a family, living a normal life. Instead we're here, living in the crappy basement, doing Shakespeare!
Joey 'Bananas' Bongano: It's become very clear to me now, that the theater is my only true home.
Marie: But Joey, what about Chicago?
Joey 'Bananas' Bongano: I cannot go the Chicago. I am Brutus, savior of Rome!
Marie: Oh please, you're Joey Bongano, from Todt Hill.
Joey 'Bananas' Bongano: I was always too talented to be from Staten Island.
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Features To Be or Not to Be (1942) See more »

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