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Cruise (2018)

TV-MA | | Drama, Romance | 28 September 2018 (USA)
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Set in the 1980s, a young Italian-American from the "wrong side of the tracks" falls for a Jewish girl from Long Island.


Robert Siegel (as Robert D. Siegel)


Robert Siegel (as Robert D. Siegel)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Spencer Boldman ... Gio Fortunato
Emily Ratajkowski ... Jessica Weinberg
Lucas Salvagno ... Chris Carbone
Noah Robbins ... Anthony Panagopoulos
Gino Cafarelli ... Papa Fortunato
Kathrine Narducci ... Mama Fortunato
Sebastian Maniscalco ... Dinardo
Peter Gaudio ... Verducci
Al Linea ... Terry T
Carmine Famiglietti ... Video Vic
Jessie Komitor ... Francesca's Friend
Lauren Nicole Cipoletti Lauren Nicole Cipoletti ... Angela (as Lauren Cipoletti)
Theresa Moriarty ... Stephanie
Margaret Fegan ... Chris's girl
Erin Condiff Erin Condiff ... Anthony's girl


Whiling the time away racing cars and hanging out daily with his friends, the working-class Italian-American underachiever and suave greaser, Gio Fortunato, is the undisputed king of late-1980s Queens' bustling Franny Lew boulevard. Always on the hunt for beautiful ladies, Gio loves to cruise past the avenue's regular joints in his black turbocharged Buick GNX, when, out of the blue, he spots an unknown sensual brunette who calls herself Francesca. And, just like that, a whirlwind summer romance starts to bloom, against the backdrop of catchy 80s freestyle music, youthful excitement, and an onslaught of contrasting emotions. Now, Gio feels ready to embrace the change; however, is this mysteriously alluring girl his soulmate? Can there be a future between the nice Jewish girl and the handsome bad boy from the other side of the tracks? Written by Nick Riganas

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At the end when Leo gets out of Jessica's car to meet her parents a 2016 inspection sticker is clearly visible on the windshield. The movie takes place in 1987. See more »


Gio Fortunato: [to Francesca who's licking ice cream] Oof... that is a one, lucky cone!
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Filled with 80s
30 September 2018 | by unicorndogSee all my reviews

Back in 1987, Gio met Francesca, a hot girl riding a cute VW Rabbit Convertible turned out to be Jessica from the other side of town whos family is rich and jewish.

This story contains of 80's youth culture, from classic vintage cars, streets filled with neon signs, street racing, 80s fashion and the musics and arts. It was refreshing to see it all again, this film by Robert Siegel is so aesthetically pleasing. The only issue is that the storyline seems kinda basic if the film was released in the 90s this would be a hit and might be one of the most popular love stories ever existed like the other classics where they started as a summer fling and then continuing it through...

Thumbs up to Emily Ratajkowski, she's getting better and better in acting. I mean yes she started acting when she was young (iCarly), but wow her roles are really believable and she's getting more roles in movies.

Now, I'm gonna share this with you! Try to watch this film. If you love the feeling of going back to the past with a cute love story on the side. It won't hurt if you try.

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