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Stanley Tucci Stanley Tucci
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9 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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Description: A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business. Primo and Secondo are two brothers who have emigrated from Italy to open an Italian restaurant in America. Primo is the irascible and gifted chef, brilliant in his culinary genius, but determined not to squander his talent on making the routine dishes that customers expect. Secondo is the smooth front-man, trying to keep the restaurant financially afloat, despite few patrons other than a poor artist who pays with his paintings. The owner of the nearby Pascal's restaurant, enormously successful (despite its mediocre fare) ... (more)
Release date: 20 September 1996
UPC: 043396810198
Tags: Drama (9), Food (7), Restaurant (4), 1996 (4), Italian (4), Paradise (4), Cooking (4), Conspiracy (3), Italian Restaurant (3), New York (3), 1990s (3), Independent Film (3), Chef (2), Spaghetti (2), Pasta (2), Loan (2), Italian Immigrants (2), Louis Prima (2), Boyfriend Girlfriend Relationship (2), (2)
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