Two Bits

Two Bits

Infobox Film
name = Two Bits



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director = James Foley
producer = Arthur Cohn
writer = Joseph Stefano
narrator = Alec Baldwin
starring = Jerry Barone
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Al Pacino
Patrick Borriello
Andy Romano
Donna Mitchell
Mary Lou Rosato
music = Carter Burwell
cinematography = Juan Ruiz Anchía
editing = Howard E. Smith
distributor =
released = November 22, 1995
runtime =
country = USA
language = English
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imdb_id = 0114753

"Two Bits" is an American drama film. It was directed by James Foley, and stars Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Jerry Barone. It was released on November 22, 1995.

plot summary

It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's promised to Gennaro and which Gennaro would like to have to buy a ticket to the plush new movie theater. But grandpa's not ready to pass on the quarter or pass on to his final reward: he has some unfinished business with a woman from his past, and he enlists Gennaro to act as his emissary.

The film was nominated for two awards, Best family feature and Best young leading actor.

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