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Yonkers Joe (2008)

R | | Drama | 9 January 2009 (USA)
Family life gets in the way of a con man's search for the perfect scam.

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Cast

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Yonkers Joe
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Stanley
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Technician
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Tom Vincent
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Janice
Patrick Hughes ...
Polo Shirt
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Hammer
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Irene Santini
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Joe Jr.
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Mickey
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Teddy
John 'Fastjack' Farrell ...
Fitz (as John 'Fast Jack' Farrell)
Michael A. Rizza ...
Poker Player #2 (as Michael Rizza)
Anthony Tarantola ...
Heavy #1
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Committee Man
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Yonkers Joe hustles, setting up schemes to cheat at cards and dice. He has a girlfriend, Janice, but does he care about her or just need a partner in his cons? He's working out a scam of casinos, gathering intelligence in Atlantic City. The fly in the ointment is his son, Joe Jr., a mentally-challenged young man about to turn 21, aging out of a group home, belligerent as the move to an adult home and his father's lack of contact upset him. Joe Jr.'s counselor insists that Joe take his son for awhile to calm him down and prepare him for the transfer. Can a mentally-challenged, unloved kid make his way with grifters? Can a father discover new emotions? What about scamming the casinos? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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father | son | casino | scam | con | See All (10) »

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When you're this good luck has nothing to do with it.

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Rated R for language including sexual references | See all certifications »
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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,000,000 (USA) (9 January 2009)

Gross:

$10,000,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The dice/card moves used in this movie were all shown to the cast by a real life dice mechanic by the name of "Fast Jack" he is one of the last true card and dice mechanics living today! See more »

Goofs

Joe is on the phone with his bookie and names a horse in the "late night double" and bets a $50 "box". There are no box bets in a (daily) "double", and any wager that can be"boxed" requires more than one horse. See more »

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You Know I Want You
Performed by Kevin Osbourne
Music and Lyrics by Chris Hajian
Moving Pictures Music - ASCAP
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Yonkers Joe is one of Best Movies I've seen in Years
26 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm not kidding, I'm seriously speaking from the heart now. I went to a special screening of Yonkers Joe in Manhattan not to long ago. The lights went out, the movie began, I had a full tub of popcorn. My eyes wide open we're fixed on the screen as I placed popcorn in my mouth one kernel at a time. From the first frame to the last I was transfixed into the World of Yonkers Joe. Chazz Palminteri totally blew me away with his performance. The gambling scenes we're down right amazing, then Yonkers Joe's son came into the picture and it took the story to another level. Tom Guiry plays the son with Down Syndrome, Christine Lahti is Joe's girlfriend, Michael Lerner, Linus Roache, Michael Rispoli and Roma Maffia round off this stellar cast. I'm truly excited to see this film again when it's released in January. Kudos to all involved, a great film and a must see.


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