Two Bits

Directed By: James Foley Starring: Al Pacino

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Product Overview


Studio Echo Bridge
SKU 220702494
UPC 096009771591
UPC 14 00096009771591
Format DVD
Release Date 5/24/2011
Rating Rating
Coming Of Age
Family Interaction
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note In this Depression-era drama a 12-year-old Philadelphia boy, desperate for twenty-five cents to go to the opening of a new movie theatre, has the two bits willed to him by his grandfather, who announces he's going to die. Not wanting to lose his grandpa, the boy spends the day trying to earn the money and learning important life lessons. Alec Baldwin narrates.
Plot Summary
Summary This sweet and nostalgia-drenched drama, set in Depression-era South Philadelphia, follows one 12-year-old boy's coming of age.| Young Gennaro desperately wants to go to the opening of La Paloma, the city's brand-new movie theater. But he hasn't the quarter he needs for admission. So he spends the day trying to raise the money, and in the process has several misadventures and discovers many hidden truths about his seemingly upright neighbors.| What he doesn't get is the cash, so Gennaro agrees to help his ailing grandfather with an extremely important task -- even though taking the time out to help probably means he won't get the 25 cents he needs. It turns out, however, that the experience teaches him a lesson he will never forget.
Variety "...[A] tone of warm remembrance of days gone by....A great deal of loving care clearly has gone into production designer Jane Musky's re-creation of a long vanished incarnation of South Philly..." 10/16/1995
James Foley
Al Pacino
Cast & Crew
Al Pacino - Star
Jerry Barone - Star
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio - Star
Alec Baldwin - Star
James Foley - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1995
UPC 00096009771591
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 84 minutes
Color Color
DVD, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
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