Putzel (2012)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 28mins.
Genres Drama, Romantic Comedy
Keywords family, Manhattan, romance, urban
Status Released
US Release Date
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Paul Schnee Casting Director n/a 157 10000002
Kerry Barden Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Lisa Myers Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Hilary Stabb Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Jonathan Gray Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Jarlath Conroy Actor McGinty 1 1000005
Armando Riesco Actor Jake 1 1000006
Susie Essman Actor Gilda 1 1000004
John Pankow Actor Sid 1 1000003
Melanie Lynskey Actor Sally 1 1000002
Allegra Cohen Actor Willa 1 1000007
Jason Chaet Director n/a 2 2000001
Allegra Cohen Producer n/a 3 3000004
Mary Jane Skalski Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Sheri Davani Producer n/a 3 3000003
Jason Chaet Producer n/a 3 3000002
Rick Moore Producer n/a 3 3000001
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For some, life is an adventure filled with opportunities to excel and places to explore. For Walter Himmelstein, a young man, endearingly known as Putzel, life literally doesn't go beyond his family's fish store and his community on the upper west side of Manhattan. Walter's aspirations of taking over his uncle's smoked fish emporium are disrupted by the arrival of Sally, who becomes romantically involved with his about-to-retire and very-married uncle. While Walter tries to thwart their romance in order to ensure his taking over the business, he finds his circumscribed life thrown off kilter, and, after years of being undermined by his family and friends, he finally starts to realize his full potential. With Sally's help, Walter confronts his fears and proves he is more than a Putzel.