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29th Street (1991)

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George Gallo

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Frank Pesce (story), James Franciscus (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Aiello ... Frank Pesce, Sr.
Anthony LaPaglia ... Frank Pesce, Jr.
Lainie Kazan ... Mrs. Pesce
Frank Pesce ... Vito Pesce
Robert Forster ... Sgt. Tartaglia
Ron Karabatsos ... Philly the Nap
Rick Aiello ... Jimmy Vitello
Vic Manni Vic Manni ... Louie Tucci
Paul Lazar ... Needle Nose Nipton
Pete Antico ... Tony
Donna Magnani ... Madeline Pesce
Darren Bates Darren Bates ... Sal Las Benas
Tony Sirico ... Chink Fortunado
Richard K. Olsen ... Father Lowery
Richard Cerenzio Richard Cerenzio ... Dom the Bomb
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Storyline

Frank Pesce is the luckiest man alive in spite of his bad luck. Based on a true story, a man growing up in a tough New York neighborhood has a gift for finding himself in the worst possible jams...and always getting out. He is the first New York Lottery winner. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

29-ая улица See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$431,660, 3 November 1991

Gross USA:

$2,120,564

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,120,564
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Frank Pesce and Danny Aiello were also in a movie together in the 1980s called Defiance. They played neighborhood friends. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the son had the big argument on the stairs with Pesce Senior, in the shot of the son, the jacket on the son's left side is messed up. Then there is a shot of the father then it goes back to the son. When it goes back to the son, the jack is straight, as if he fixed it, which he did not. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Frank Pesce, Sr.: I am not a loser! I am not a loser!
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Connections

Referenced in Naked Movie (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Put on a Happy Face
Written by Lee Adams and Charles Strouse
Performed by Tony Bennett
Courtesy of Columbia Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Sleeper
23 December 2004 | by filmndSee all my reviews

Although not highly rated by critics, this film has a great story with both poignant and funny moments. An excellent cast, I would recommend it to anyone. If you're an East coast born and bred Italian American, you'll especially love the ethnic comedy that many of us have seen or lived through. Danny Aiellos' portrayal of the out-of luck father is one of his better performances in this "based on a true story" tale. It will finally be available on DVD in 2005, and is great to watch around the holidays since the main storyline occurs at Christmas. The tag line on the packaging is right on stating it's "Goodfellas meets It's A Wonderful Life." This movie proves that the critics aren't always right!!


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