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Mac (1992)

R | | Drama | 19 February 1993 (USA)
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Mac is the ambitious, overbearing, irresistible oldest of three brothers who struggle against all odds to scrape together enough money to start their own business in Queens, New York.

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John Turturro
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Turturro ... Tony Gloves
Matthew Sussman Matthew Sussman ... Clarence
Steven Randazzo Steven Randazzo ... Gus
Ellen Barkin ... Oona Goldfarb
Olek Krupa ... Polowski
John Amos ... Nat
Carl Capotorto ... Bruno Vitelli
Michael Badalucco ... Vico Vitelli
John Turturro ... Niccolo (Mac) Vitelli
Joe Paparone Joe Paparone ... Papa
Dennis Farina ... Mr. Stunder
Kaiulani Lee Kaiulani Lee ... Mrs. Stunder
Richard Spore Richard Spore ... Francis
James Madio ... Young Mac
Stephi Lineburg ... Young Alice
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Storyline

Niccolo (Mac) Vitelli is the eldest of three brothers and leads their family after their beloved father dies. Their father was a builder and his sons continue in this family trade. At first, they work for Polowski, who does shoddy work and cheats on his jobs. When the brothers can no longer take being employed by such an angry vitriolic boss who takes no pride in his work, they set up their own company. Together, Vitelli Brothers Construction builds houses with pride and care. However, Mac turns out to be an overbearing workaholic, with obsessive concern about the quality of their work and incredible attention to detail. His intensity and driven ambition precludes a happy family life and eventually drives away his two happy-go-lucky brothers from his nascent construction empire. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

USA

Language:

English | Polish | Italian

Release Date:

19 February 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Worker's Life See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,587, 21 February 1993

Gross USA:

$39,437

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,437
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Macfilm productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The role of Mac was largely based on John Turturro's father. See more »

Quotes

Niccolo Vitelli: [Being outbid for a desired house lot] Cocksucker! Cuntlapper!
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Referenced in New York at the Movies (2002) See more »

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Mule Train
Written and Arranged by Johnny Lange, Hy Heath and Fred Glickman
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...that Barton Fink feeling, I'm afraid...
2 July 1999 | by Doogie DSee all my reviews

Boy, this is bad. It's as if Turturro, playing method as Barton Fink, had rapped out his own screenplay about "the common man" and somehow saw it get before the cameras. The opening few minutes are fine, but then goes downhill and doesn't recover. There's a vaguely sickening feel that Turturro feels this is some sort of Important Statement, as if he believed the fictional studio's hype and cast himself as an auteur, ready to deliver that Barton Fink feeling. An overlong, self-important mess.


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