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The Fanelli Boys 

Recently widowed Teresa Fanelli is leaving Brooklyn for Florida but her adult boys move back in. Frankie is a ladies man, Ronnie failing in school. Dom works scams while Anthony runs the family business. Uncle Angelo is a priest.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Joe Pantoliano ...  Dominic Fanelli 19 episodes, 1990-1991
Ann Morgan Guilbert ...  Theresa Fanelli 19 episodes, 1990-1991
Christopher Meloni ...  Frankie Fanelli 19 episodes, 1990-1991
Ned Eisenberg ...  Anthony Fanelli 19 episodes, 1990-1991
Andy Hirsch ...  Ronnie Fanelli 19 episodes, 1990-1991
Richard Libertini ...  Father Angelo Lombardi 19 episodes, 1990-1991
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Recently widowed Teresa Fanelli is leaving Brooklyn for Florida but her adult boys move back in. Frankie is a ladies man, Ronnie failing in school. Dom works scams while Anthony runs the family business. Uncle Angelo is a priest.

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English

Release Date:

8 September 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Fanelli Boys See more »

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Touchstone Television See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Four boisterous Italian brothers, their mom, and...that's about it
28 October 2002 | by budikavlanSee all my reviews

This short-lived sitcom about the four Fanelli fratelli boasted a good cast, a decent setup, and a dearth of genuine laughs. The actors playing the "boys" were not well-known at the time, though Pantoliano and Meloni have gone on to much greater fame. Pantoliano was a successful character actor already, but not particularly well-known. That description fits Eisenberg, too. Ann Morgan Guilbert played their mom, long after playing Millie on the Dick Van Dyke Show and shortly before playing The Nanny's grandmother. As I said, the show needed more laugh lines, but it also suffered from a lack of a framework on which to hang the laughs. The pitch must have gone something like this: "Let's do a show about some Italian brothers and their mom;" to which the response should've been "What about 'em?"


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