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Kiss Me, Guido (1997)

R | | Comedy | 18 July 1997 (USA)
Warren has an extra room in his apartment (and is five months behind on the rent) after his lover moves out, so a friend places an ad on his behalf for a GWM roommate. Frankie, a pizza ... See full summary »

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Pino
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Terry
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Joey Chips
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Meryl
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Dakota
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Patsy Zito
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Josephina Zito
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Debbie
Anthony Vitale ...
Pizza Guy #1
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Pizza Guy #2
Rebecca Waxman ...
Wiggy
Tony Ray Rossi ...
Vinny the Fish
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Warren has an extra room in his apartment (and is five months behind on the rent) after his lover moves out, so a friend places an ad on his behalf for a GWM roommate. Frankie, a pizza baker (and aspiring actor), decides to move out of his family's flat in The Bronx when he comes home one evening and walks in on his brother making love to Frankie's girlfriend. Frankie checks ads for roommates in "the city" (i.e., Manhattan), notices Warren's ad and decides to answer it, reasoning that GWM stands for "Guy With Money." Written by Dennis Lewis <dsl@sprynet.com>

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When he answered the ad for a roommate he thought that "GWM" meant... "Guy With Money?"

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Rated R for sexuality and strong language | See all certifications »
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18 July 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Baciami Guido  »

Box Office

Budget:

$740,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$114,682 (USA) (18 July 1997)

Gross:

$1,828,284 (USA) (26 September 1997)
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Trivia

Writer/director Tony Vitale first pitched the story as a sitcom in 1991. When nefarious executives tried to steal his idea, he quickly turned it into a play and, ultimately, the movie. Eventually it did transition to the small-screen as the short-lived series Some of My Best Friends (2001). See more »

Goofs

The closing credits say "Copyright © MCMXVII", which is 1917 rather than 1997 (MCMXCVII). See more »

Quotes

Frankie Zito: Do you know what 'GWM' means?
Joey Chips: Initials, right?
Frankie Zito: No, 'GWM',
[slight pause]
Frankie Zito: stands for 'Guy With Money'.
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Crazy Credits

No minorities were spared in the making of this film. See more »

Connections

References Dog Day Afternoon (1975) See more »

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Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Written by Sol Marcus, Bennie Benjamin and Gloria Caldwell
Performed by Santa Esmeralda
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22 November 1999 | by (Perry Hall, Maryland) – See all my reviews

Stereotypes, full of them yes, but behind every stereotype there is a truth or two.... As a person who fits into the two main groups portrayed in this movie and who comes from New York City, I have to say one only need take a stroll through the Village or through the Bronx to see those stereotypes running around!

This movie was good fun, a farce, a case of mistaken identity--the little bits of Italian thrown in made me laugh and think of my own family and how often I heard some of the phrases used in it. Well, I certainly had a friend who was just like Terry and saw plenty of Dakotas running around too.

This little movie holds a mirror up to some who fit the stereotype and says "laugh at yourself" there is humor in life all around us. Note the lack of violence and the theme that the most improbable pair of people may just be able to find that they have something in common. It's not Oscar material--accept it for what it is and have a laugh. Oh yes, Nick Scotti ain't bad to look at either.


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