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Big Night
7.3 Rating
(77 ratings)
7.4 IMDB rating

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Marc Anthony

Marc Anthony

Cristiano
Stanley Tucci

Stanley Tucci

Secondo
Larry Block

Larry Block

Man in Restaurant
Caroline Aaron

Caroline Aaron

Woman in Restaurant
Andre Belgrader

Andre Belgrader

Stash
Minnie Driver

Minnie Driver

Phyllis
Peter McRobbie

Peter McRobbie

Loan Officer


Written by
Joseph Tropiano

Joseph Tropiano



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1 year, 3 months ago at Sep 20 4:47
Coming from a big, immigrant Italian family myself, this movie holds a special place in my heart.

The conflict between the two brothers, Primo and Secondo, and their rival, Ian Holm's Pascal (in an over-the-top performance) mirrored the American immigrant experience: does one stick to their heritage, like Secondo, who serves "traditional" Italian fare to a scant clientele, or jump i... read more
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A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business.
Release date: 20 September 1996
UPC: 043396810198
Drama (8), Food (6), Paradise (3), Restaurant (3), Cooking (3), Italian (3), 1996 (3), 1990s (3), Conspiracy (3), New York (3), 90's (2), (2), Louis Prima (2), Italian Immigrants (2), Independent Film (2), Italian Food (2), Immigrants (2), Italian Restaurant (2), Dawn (1), Sort (1)
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“Coming from a big, immigrant Italian family myself, this movie holds a special place in my heart.

The conflict between the two brothers, Primo and Secondo, and their rival, Ian Holm's Pascal (in an over-the-top performance) mirrored the American immigrant experience: does one stick to their heritage, like Secondo, who serves "traditional" Italian fare to a scant clientele, or jump into the melting pot, like Pascal, who "gives the people what they want" - a big, pedestrian, plate of spaghetti and meatballs?

Tony Shalhoub's Primo ends being caught in the middle of this argument, seeing "selling out" as his ticket out of the financial mess his brother's restaurant has become.

Minnie Driver's character, Phyllis, the quintessential "Joisey Girl" was a complete was” read more

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