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Lookin' Italian (1994)

A former mafia footsoldier tries for a quiet life working in a used book store but his life is up-ended by the arrival of his hot-headed nephew who is instantly drawn into the gangster lifestyle.

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Guy Magar

Writer:

Guy Magar
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jay Acovone ... Vinny Pallazzo
Matt LeBlanc ... Anthony Manetti
Stephanie Richards Stephanie Richards ... Danielle
Lou Rawls ... Willy
John LaMotta John LaMotta ... Don Dinardo
Ralph Manza ... Manza
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Réal Andrews ... Riva
Argentina Brunetti ... Grandmother
Lori Butler ... Girl in Bookstore
Nichole Carter Nichole Carter ... Dominique
Raquel Gardner ... Cassandra
Mary Pat Gleason ... Casting Director
Gloria Hendry ... Leon's Mother
J. Cosmo Longo J. Cosmo Longo ... Gino
Robert Miano ... Charlie
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Storyline

After an unfortunate incident causes him to leave the "family business" and move to Los Angeles, Vinny Pallazzo is living a quiet life. When his nephew, Anthony, moves in with him, Vinny slowly learns to live life to the fullest again. However, Anthony is young, and is living life in the fast lane. He brings out the demons from Vinny's past. Now Vinny must try to stop Anthony from making the same mistakes that changed his life forever. Written by Phil Fernando

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Family. Dishonour. Redemption. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive strong language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

August 1997 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Showdown See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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The first 3 minutes are good
12 April 2018 | by gridoon2019See all my reviews

"Lookin' Italian" opens with nocturnal panoramic shots of New York, and then has a brief but decent shootout. After that, it is devoid of interest apart maybe from Matt LeBlanc's impressive biceps (he also has extended shirtless scenes). After this role, he wisely decided to steer clear of this kind of overwrought drama - his talents are elsewhere. The portrayal of Italian Mafia is so cliched that you could wrap it up in spaghetti. * out of 4.


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