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Yonkers Joe

MPA Rating: R-Rating (MPA) for language including sexual references.
Moral Rating: not reviewed
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Primary Audience: Adults
Genre: Drama
Length: 1 hr. 41 min.
Year of Release: 2009
USA Release: January 9, 2009 (exclusive—2 theaters, NYC/LA)
DVD: May 19, 2009
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Featuring Chazz Palminteri, Christine Lahti, Tom Guiry, Michael Lerner, Linus Roache, Michael Rispoli, Roma Maffia, Frank John Hughes, Arthur J. Nascarella, Saverio Guerra, Chad McKnight, Lauri Johnson, Dean Marrazzo, John “Fastjack” Farrell, Bill Allison, Steven Christopher Parker, Charlie Talbert, Heather Sullivan, Rusty Meyers, Nate Bynum, Charlie DiPinto, Tom Cassell, Michael A. Rizza
Director Robert Celestino
Producer GO Productions, Trent Othick Productions, Kerry Barden, Jim Click, Fred David, Richard DiPatri, John Gaughan, J. Todd Harris, Phil Ivey, Robert H. Moretti, Matt Othick, Trent Othick, Chazz Palminteri, Vincent Schettler, Illya Trincher, Joey Whitacre, Bill Wortman
Distributor Magnolia Pictures

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “A scam artist has his plans suddenly interrupted when he must take over the care of his son who suffers from Downs' Syndrome.

YONKERS JOE is an exciting, high-stakes con film and moving family drama written and directed by Robert Celestino, and starring Academy Award-nominee Chazz Palminteri, Academy Award-winner Christine Lahti, Tom Guiry (THE BLACK DONNELLYS), Golden Globe-nominee Linus Roache, and Academy Award-nominee Michael Lerner. An ode to old time gamblers, now outdated in an age of powerful upscale casinos, YONKERS JOE tells the story of a dice hustler (Palminteri) whose determination to make one last grab for a big score in Vegas is complicated by the reappearance of his estranged, mentally challenged son into his life.”

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