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Two Bits (1995)

PG-13 | | Drama | 22 November 1995 (USA)
It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's ... See full summary »

Director:

James Foley

Writer:

Joseph Stefano
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Barone Jerry Barone ... Gennaro
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ... Luisa Spirito
Al Pacino ... Grandpa
Patrick Borriello ... Tullio
Andy Romano ... Dr. Bruna
Donna Mitchell ... Mrs. Bruna
Mary Lou Rosato Mary Lou Rosato ... Aunt Carmela
Joe Grifasi ... Uncle Joe
Rosemary De Angelis Rosemary De Angelis ... Mrs. Conte
Ron McLarty ... Irish
Charley Scalies ... Ballyhoo Driver
Joanna Merlin ... Guendolina
Geoff Pierson ... Dr. Wilson
Karen Shallo Karen Shallo ... Woman in Red
Nick Discenza Nick Discenza ... Father of Deceased
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Storyline

It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's promised to Gennaro and which Gennaro would like to have to buy a ticket to the plush new movie theater. But grandpa's not ready to pass on the quarter or pass on to his final reward: he has some unfinished business with a woman from his past, and he enlists Gennaro to act as his emissary. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You're never too old to believe in a dream. Or too young to make one come true!

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some traumatic thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Day to Remember See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,299, 26 November 1995

Gross USA:

$26,282

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,282
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The rickshaw Steadicam mount was invented for this film to solve a couple long standing difficulties for fast moving shots. See more »

Quotes

Gennaro: [when a dime rolls out of his grandfather's hands after he has just died] Thanks, grampa.
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A sentimental movielover
6 August 2000 | by paulabrenSee all my reviews

Lack of action makes the audience pay attention to the characters, their thoughts, their needs and wants -- but especially their relationships with each other. This cast is outstanding in conveying the thoughts and feelings of persons experiencing the pain and suffering of the depression, yet ever remindful of each others' wants and needs. I loved every minute of it!! The second time through -- and I want to buy it to be able to experience it as often as I need this kind of reminder . . . and to share with my family, especially my grandkids.


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