Passionada (2003)

Passionada
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 48mins.
Genres Comedy, Romance, Romantic Comedy
Keywords gambling
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Jason Isaacs Actor Charles Beck 1 1000001
Sofia Milos Actor Celia Amonte 1 1000002
Emmy Rossum Actor Vicky Amonte 1 1000003
Theresa Russell Actor Lois Vargas 1 1000004
Lupe Ontiveros Actor Angelica Amonte 1 1000005
Seymour Cassel Actor Daniel Vargas 1 1000006
Chris Tardio Actor Gianni Martines 1 1000007
Benjamin Mouton Actor Frankie the Pit Boss 1 1000008
Matt Blake Actor Security Guard #1 1 1000009
Jeff Hennessy Actor Security Guard #2 1 1000010
Slava Schott Actor Russian Mobster #1 1 1000011
Tristan Cutler Actor Russian Mobster #2 1 1000012
Alvin Epstein Actor Mr Jaron 1 1000013
Robert Montano Actor Father Emmanuel 1 1000014
Robert Pemberton Actor Blackjack Dealer 1 1000015
Sherry Ham Actor Nurse 1 1000016
Charlie Broderick Actor Club Owner 1 1000017
Bill Burr Actor Jersey 1 1000018
Ceyjay Jumao-As Actor Vicky's Asian Boyfriend 1 1000019
Tom Kemp Actor Yankee Bartender 1 1000020
Gideon Banner Actor Simon 1 1000021
Kelly Dirstine Actor Cocktail Waitress 1 1000022
Will Lyman Actor Doctor 1 1000023
Marion Eaton Actor Betsy 1 1000024
Dee Nelson Actor Mrs Rieger 1 1000025
Domingos Costa Actor Deli Owner 1 1000026
Cedric Crowe Actor Dennis Rodman 1 1000027
Russ Vigilante Actor Roberto Saverines 1 1000028
Charles Grady Actor Waiter 1 1000029
Luis Colina Actor Anthony 1 1000030
Makeeba McCreary Actor Athelia 1 1000031
David Martins Actor Portuguese Fisherman 1 1000032
John Fiore Actor Man 1 1000033
Stephen Martin Actor Poker Dealer 1 1000034
Dan Ireland Director n/a 2 2000001
David Bakalar Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jim Jermanok Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
James Scura Co-Executive Producer n/a 185 3000003
Paul Bernard Co-Executive Producer n/a 185 3000004
Lori Douglas Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Nathalie Samanon Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Jim Jermanok Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Stephen Jermanok Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
David Bakalar Story By n/a 120779 4000003
Lori Douglas Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
James Scura Line Producer n/a 161 5000002
Paul Bernard Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Alexis Arnold Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000004
Claudio Rocha Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Luis Colina Editor n/a 172 7000001
Harry Gregson-Williams Music n/a 120781 8000001
John Frick Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Sophie Carlhian Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Amanda Mackey Johnson Casting n/a 179 10000001
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond Casting n/a 179 10000002
Rudy Dillon Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Debbie Holbrook Costume Supervisor n/a 120895 13000002
Dave Raphael Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Thomas Doran Key Grip n/a 263 15000001
Frans Weterrings Gaffer n/a 268 15000002
David Puopolo Best Boy Grip n/a 265 15000003
Dave Cambria Best Boy Electric n/a 259 15000004
Bill Jones Choreographer n/a 120803 17000001
Jane Gulick Property Master n/a 120805 24000001
Lauren Erwin Production Assistant n/a 275 25000001
Jimmy Flynn Transportation Captain n/a 272 25000002
Greg Hale Second Unit Director n/a 412 25000003
Barry Sylvia Coordinator Marine Coordinator 528 25000004
Janice Roland Publicity n/a 120789 29000001
Synopsis
Celia Amonte is a beautiful Portuguese American woman who cannot move on from the loss of her husband, a young fisherman who died at sea. She and her daughter Vicky live with her mother in law in the seaside fishing community of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Celia works as a seamstress during the day, but at night she sings the beautiful Fado music that she learned from her childhood. Celia's passion and sadness are expressed deeply in this soulful music. Celia and her daughter Vicky are close, but Vicky has a secret. She is making excursions to the local gambling casino. There she meets Charlie Beck, a charming Englishman and professional gambler. Vicky wants Charlie to help her learn to cheat at cards, but he declines. When Charlie and his friends visit the restaurant where Celia is performing, Charlie is thunderstruck by Celia's sensual beauty and the passion of her music. He attempts to get to know her, but Celia is not open to Charlie's charm. When Vicky discovers Charlie's dilemma, she makes him an interesting proposition. If he will teach her how to count cards at blackjack, she will help him get a date with her mother. With Vickie's help, Charlie slowly wins Celia's heart and gradually reawakens her passion for life and love.
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