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 ...
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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.
The original idea for the movie came to co-writer Gregg Greenberg while auditioning actors for his play "Clemenza and Tessio Are Dead". One of the actors auditioning had actually spoken the line that lead character Nick had on The Sopranos, "Why don't ya' lock up the mulinyans, they're the one's burning down Newark!" See more »
So you think the play could be a front?
It's certainly an affront to Shakespeare.
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I have to say that i really enjoyed the film. It was funny, light hearted, and charming, and, should i say, original. Real gangsters and gangster wanna-bes who love acting to play the "original gangster" Ceasar. With so many films that simply repeat themes over and over again, great to see an original idea.
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