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29th Street (1991)

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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... See full summary »

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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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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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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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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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Trivia

Frank Pesce, Vic Manni, and Paul Lazar all appeared in "Trapped in Paradise (1994)". See more »

Goofs

After dad smashes the windshield of the Thunderbird and it is returned, it is not repaired before Frank takes it to Bud Lake to dump it. Pulling into the station it has an undamaged windshield. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Frank Pesce, Sr.: I am not a loser! I am not a loser!
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Featured in At the Movies: Breakthrough Stars of 1992 (1992) See more »

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Stranger in a Strange Land
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I was in this movie...
11 February 2007 | by zor1997See all my reviews

and I cannot believe it didn't get more behind it as far as advertising prior to it's release. When I auditioned for the part; we were told that the movie would most likely be an Oscar nominee. It should have been; because it is excellent. Truly excellent. It is a great story and looking at it now; it feels a lot like The Sopranos. In fact Tony Sirico of The Sopranos was in it.

When we were filming in Charlotte; I never knew how much of a real story was in this movie. If you've ever filmed a scene for a movie; you know how much tunnel vision you really have. I didn't really understand it until I saw it almost a year later.

My part was of a lottery "finalist" in the movie at "Madison Square Garden". Properly played by the "historic" Charlotte Coliseum. Now..the Independence Arena.

I was there for 25 hours straight and I can't say I enjoyed it at the time. The local TV news interviewed me on air live (a major film in Charlotte was a big deal then) and I looked like a 70's reject with no sleep. I wasn't far from being that in reality! Although looking back; I am proud to say I was in this film.

Please see it if you have not and you will be better for it.


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