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Spike of Bensonhurst (1988)

Spike Fumo is an Italian kid apsiring to be a boxer. He falls in love with a rich girl, who turns out to be the daughter of a Mafia boss. Spike is threatened to leave Bensonhurst by the mob... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Morrissey

Writers:

Alan Bowne (additional dialogue), Paul Morrissey (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sasha Mitchell ... Spike Fumo
Ernest Borgnine ... Baldo Cacetti
Anne De Salvo ... Sylvia Cacetti
Sylvia Miles ... Congresswoman
Geraldine Smith ... Helen Fumo
Antonia Rey ... Bandanas Mother
Rick Aviles ... Bandana
Maria Pitillo ... Angel
Karen Shallo Karen Shallo ... Blondie
Christopher Anthony Young Christopher Anthony Young ... Carmine
Mario Todisco Mario Todisco ... Tortorella
Rodney Harvey ... Frankie
Talisa Soto ... India
Frank Adonis ... Vinaca
Frank Gio Frank Gio ... Pete Fumo
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Spike Fumo is an Italian kid apsiring to be a boxer. He falls in love with a rich girl, who turns out to be the daughter of a Mafia boss. Spike is threatened to leave Bensonhurst by the mob, and then goes to a poverty-stricken Puerto Rican part of Brooklyn. Written by Philip Brubaker <coda@nando.net>

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Meet Spike Fumo from Bensonhurst. You may want to marry him. You may want to kill him. But you've got to love him. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Throw Back! See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$623,112

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$623,112
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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The cinema of Paul Morrisey.
15 October 2003 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

Former Factory alumni Paul Morrisey's Spike of Bensonhurst(1988) is a funny film about the streets of Brooklyn. Like most of his other films, this one's an acquired taste. You either love Morrisey's work or you hate it. Spike is a punk kid who also happens to be a lousy club fighter.

He's always in and out of trouble, making life miserable for every one around him. Then one day, Spike makes a very stupid decision that'll nearly destroy his life. You might want to call this movie a lowlife Rocky. I highly recommend this film. I enjoyed it and you might too! Sasha Mitchell is Spike, Ernest Borgnine, Talisa Soto, Rick Aviles (R.I.P.) and Sylvia Miles also co-star.

Check it out. If you can find it!


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