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Wait Until Spring, Bandini (1989)

PG | | Drama | 6 December 1989 (Italy)
Young Arturo Bandini loves his father Svevo, his mother Maria and his brothers.

Writers:

Dominique Deruddere, John Fante (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Mantegna ... Bandini
Ornella Muti ... Maria Bandini
Faye Dunaway ... Mrs. Hildegarde
Michael Bacall ... Arturo
Daniel Wilson Daniel Wilson ... August
Alex Vincent ... Federico
Burt Young ... Rocco
Tanya Lopert Tanya Lopert ... Sister Celia
Renata Vanni Renata Vanni ... Donna Toscana
François Beukelaers François Beukelaers ... Mr. Helmer
Josse De Pauw ... Mr. Voss
Natalie Gregory ... Rose
Sean Baca Sean Baca ... Wally
Tyler Jane ... Gertie (as Rebecca Clark)
Isabelle Soimaud Isabelle Soimaud ... Salvation Army Singer (as Isabelle Noah)
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Storyline

Rocklin Colorado, 1925. A hard cold winter. Young Arturo Bandini loves his father Svevo, his mother Maria and his brothers. Even though his bricklayer father wastes the little money he has in the Imperial Poolhall and his time with the rich American widow, Hildegarde. Even though his beautiful and pious mother lets his father get away with that, even if his little brother wets the bed. Arturo loves them all. He also loves to play baseball, even though he has to wait until spring. And he also loves the movies ... and Rosa. But she doesn't love him ... Written by Hannelore Goossens

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Belgium | France | Italy | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1989 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

John Fante's Wait Until Spring, Bandini See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The snow had melted in the area about a week before filming began in Ogden. They had to truck snow in from the mountains and use snow-blowers to set the scene to look like winter. See more »

Quotes

Bandini: So, you pushed your brother's face through the window.
Arturo: [Federico pretends to cry] Shut up.
Federico: Let someone push your face through the window, see if you don't cry!
[pretends to cry again]
Bandini: Well? Why, did you push Federico's head through the window?
Arturo: I dunno, I just did it, that's all.
Bandini: And how do you know I won't knock your goddamn block off?
Maria Bandini: Svevo, Svevo, please...
Bandini: What do you want?
Maria Bandini: It was an accident. Boys will be boys.
[...]
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Connections

Featured in Time of My Life (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

SANT' AMERICA
Sung by Schiavo Sabino
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A wonderful Belgian movie
17 March 2005 | by dovindo-sibauSee all my reviews

The way in which the film was made,between hope and despair, with a black and heavy atmosphere, telling a woman which accepts all from her husband by love for his children, convinced me. Ornella Mutti, which is one of the most known Italian actress, is beautiful as always in her role of wife, Faye Dunaway, older than usual, is the perfect image of the black widow and Joe Montagna gives all of himself as leading actor. In spite of the time spent between my first and only vision and my vote (more than 10 years) I always have in memory the course of the action, and that is the proof of the quality of film made by a Belgian director, and for Belgium is yet a success.


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