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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


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2 years, 4 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
Tags: Drama (9), Food (8), Italian (4), 1996 (4), Cooking (4), Paradise (4), Restaurant (4), Independent Film (3), Conspiracy (3), New York (3), Italian Restaurant (3), Omelet (2), Timpano (2), Wine (2), 90's (2), Kitchen (2), (2), Italian Immigrants (2), 1950s (2), Italian American (2)
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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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