A Wake in Providence (2005)

A Wake in Providence
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 28mins.
Genres Comedy, Romance
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Vincent Pagano Actor Anthony 1 1000001
Victoria Rowell Actor Alissa 1 1000002
Adrienne Barbeau Actor Lydia 1 1000003
John Capodice Actor Uncle Sal 1 1000004
Magda Harout Actor Aunt Alma 1 1000005
Dan Lauria Actor Rudy 1 1000006
John Mariano Actor Brunie 1 1000007
Micole Mercurio Actor Aunt Elaine 1 1000008
Lisa Raggio Actor Claudia 1 1000009
Kaye Kingston Actor Gram Baldassarre 1 1000010
Louis Guss Actor Uncle Guy 1 1000011
Sam Coppola Actor Uncle Joe 1 1000012
Mark DeCarlo Actor Vinnie 1 1000013
Jane Milmore Actor Patty 1 1000014
Billy Van Zandt Actor Louie 1 1000015
Michael Pagano Actor Frankie 1 1000016
Rosario Roveto Director n/a 2 2000001
William Redner Producer n/a 3 3000001
Vincent Pagano Producer n/a 3 3000002
Michael Pagano Producer n/a 3 3000003
Rosario Roveto Producer n/a 3 3000004
Patrick Coppola Producer n/a 3 3000005
Michael Williams Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Billy Van Zandt Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Jane Milmore Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Vincent Pagano Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Michael Pagano Screenplay n/a 120778 4000004
Brett Dos Santos Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Mark Kohl Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Gareth O'Neil Editor n/a 172 7000001
Ed Alton Composer n/a 120836 8000001
Bonita Flanders Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Dennis Demassianos Production Designer n/a 164 9000002
Deborah Davis Art Director n/a 183 9000003
Sharon Lieblein Casting n/a 179 10000001
Joseph Roveto Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Margaret Palmer Costume Designer n/a 169 13000002
John Levy Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Synopsis
Anthony Gelati, a struggling young actor living in Venice, California, has finally landed his first major role in a movie. He races home to share the news with his live-in girlfriend Alissa who reminds him that he promised to introduce her to his family back East when he was cast in a big movie. Anthony, who is Full-Blooded Italian, has been apprehensive about bringing her home because she is African-American, something he has not yet told his family. Their celebration is interrupted by a sobering phone call when Anthony learns that his grandfather has died. Suddenly, he must return home to honor his family by attending the funeral, and, without time for explanations, bring Alissa with him to keep his promise to her. Shortly after they arrive in Providence, Rhode Island, they encounter the good-natured, yet eccentric cabby Vinnie and his pregnant girlfriend Patty. Not ready to face his family, they drive around Federal Hill, the heart of the Italian district, before stopping at the family grocery store. While there, Anthony's younger brother Frankie meets Alissa and is stunned to learn that she is his brother's girlfriend. The trio goes to the funeral home where Anthony immediately finds himself in more hot water. His mother Claudia is upset that he did not call her when he got to town and Alissa, realizing Anthony has not told his family that she is his girlfriend or that she is African-American, demands to be officially introduced at the funeral home.
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