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The Nail: The Story of Joey Nardone (2009)

R | | Drama | 3 August 2009 (USA)
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After spending 8 years in prison for an unfortunate accident, heavy-weight boxer Joey Nardone returns to a solitary life in Philadelphia. His time in prison and the opportunity to reflect ... See full summary »

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James Quattrochi

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Tony Luke Jr. (story), Jason Noto
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Cast

Credited cast:
William Forsythe ... Massimo
Tony Danza ... Chickie
Leo Rossi ... Petey
Billy Gallo ... Hugo
Dayanara Torres ... Amelia
Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini ... KC
Johnny Serret ... Boxer
Tony Luke Jr. ... Joey Nardone
Stink Fisher Stink Fisher ... Malone
Joe Pistone ... HiFi
Dean Marrazzo ... Police officer
Patrick McDade ... Bar Tender
Matthew F. Rios Matthew F. Rios ... Thug (as Matthew Rios)
Toni Romano ... Heaven
Charles Pendelton ... Trainer
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After spending 8 years in prison for an unfortunate accident, heavy-weight boxer Joey Nardone returns to a solitary life in Philadelphia. His time in prison and the opportunity to reflect has changed him. Feeling like a stranger in his own neighborhood and searching for some semblance of normalcy, he takes a job at the boxing gym where he used to work-out. Joey finds comfort in the familiarity of his old friends. But his buddies notice a change in Joey Nardone. Where is the spark and zest for life, once inherent in their pal Joey? Joey, struggling to find meaning in life, meets a 14 yr. old Puerto Rican kid named Jesus, who is repeatedly beaten up by the neighborhood bully. The kid, not used to kindness from strangers, has no time for Joey. Life is hard for Jesus, a scrawny boy, who is not only dealing with his peers picking on him at school, but he also has an alcoholic, abusive father to contend with at home. The chemistry between these two unlikely friends; Joey, an over-the-hill ... Written by James Quattrochi

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence including some domestic abuse, and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Nail See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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2nd Generation Films See more »
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Won the 2009 Philly Film Fest. See more »

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And we call them coach
Written by Skip Denenberg
Performed by Tony Luke Jr
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Laughly bad
23 August 2019 | by jy-20236See all my reviews

It's hard to find words but here are a few: cliche-riddled, stereotype-laden, ill cast. Do yourself a favor and skip this one.


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