29th Street
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A hybrid cross-pollination of a Martin Scorsese and Frank Capra film, this feel-good comic fantasy is loosely based on the real-life story of a New York lottery winner. Anthony LaPaglia stars as Frank Pesce Jr., a New Yorker with a good-luck streak that is unmatched in his Little Italy neighborhood. When Frank throws a pair of dice in a game of chance, he doesn't just toss a winning hand, the dice land on top of each other. When he's stabbed in the chest by a girlfriend's brother, his doctors find a pre-cancerous tumor. Although he tries again and again to get rid of a vehicle he… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"...peppered with sequences that are either overlong or entirely superfluous."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Shoots for Capraesque and falls well short ... but still worth watching on cable one boring night."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Hardly a winner!"
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Offers some interesting new twists on the well-worn theme of father-son conflicts."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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