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The Joe Spinell Story (2001)

The life and career of Joe Spinell. A great man. A great actor. Friend and all!

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Cast

Credited cast:
Joe Cirillo Joe Cirillo ... Himself
Tony Conforti Tony Conforti ... Himself
Kate Forster ... Herself
Robert Forster ... Himself
Buddy Giovinazzo ... Himself
Sonny Grosso Sonny Grosso ... Himself
Patrick Jude Patrick Jude ... Himself
William James Kennedy William James Kennedy ... Himself (as William Kennedy)
William Lustig ... Himself (as Bill Lustig)
Richard Lynch ... Himself
Jason Miller ... Himself
Caroline Munro ... Herself
Frank Pesce ... Himself
Grace Raimo Grace Raimo ... Herself
Thomas C. Rainone Thomas C. Rainone ... Himself (as Tom Rainone)
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Friends and colleagues from movie industry pay a tribute to the great late character actor Joe Spinell, known for his appearances in classics such as The Godfather (Part I and II), Rocky, Taxi Driver and the lead role in the slasher film Maniac. The documentary presents a little about Spinell as an actor and his performances and also tells about the man he was outside of the movie set. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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A Fascinating Look Back At An Excellent Character

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 2001 (USA) See more »

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Blue Underground See more »
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Color

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1.33 : 1
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William James Kennedy: I was aware of Joe's drinking problem which got worse year after year. I used to own this summer house in the Pocono mountains of Pennsylvania. During the summers of 1983 and 1984 when Joe wasn't working, I would invite him with some of my friends where for fishing, nature trail hiking, etc. The deal was that he could come... if he wouldn't drink and brought no booze. So, every time Joe would arrive at the cabin I would go through his bag and check his pockets and find a bottle now and then. ...
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S10 Reviews: The Joe Spinell Story (2001)
25 September 2005 | by suspiria10See all my reviews

This documentary (included on Anchor Bay's special edition DVD} is a fascinating look back at an excellent character and just plain all around crazy guy who lived a very fearless and uncompromising lifestyle. It talks to many of his friends and family and covers most of his major roles including "Maniac". It covers from his birth and rise in Hollywood to his untimely and mysterious death. The film isn't as polished as I would like but it suits a guy that was full of rough edges and had a heart of gold to go along with his talent and ambitions. Most of the stories told are quite fun and it's clear that Spinell lived life to its fullest.


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