Dominick and Eugene

Dominick and Eugene

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Director: Robert M. Young

Cast: Robert M. Young, Tom Hulce, Ray Liotta, Jamie Lee Curtis

     
 

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Dominick Luciano (Thomas Hulce) is the moderately retarded twin brother of highly intelligent young intern Eugene (Ray Liotta). Anxious to become a successful doctor, Eugene finds he must devote most of his time to caring for Dominick. For his part, Dominick has been contributing to the family unit as a trash collector; in fact, it is his earnings that keeps food on

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Dominick Luciano (Thomas Hulce) is the moderately retarded twin brother of highly intelligent young intern Eugene (Ray Liotta). Anxious to become a successful doctor, Eugene finds he must devote most of his time to caring for Dominick. For his part, Dominick has been contributing to the family unit as a trash collector; in fact, it is his earnings that keeps food on the table. All Dominick wants out of life is a house by the lake where he and his brother can be together for all time. But the ambitious Eugene can't always bring himself to share that vision.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
While Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise were earning great reviews playing a mentally handicapped man and his brother in Rain Man, Tom Hulce and Ray Liotta were doing equally superb work in similar roles in a small film titled Dominick and Eugene. Their performances make the movie special. Hulce does not play a condition; he plays a three-dimensional human being with recognizable goals, fears, and desires. Ray Liotta finds just the right balance of love tempered by the occasional blast of frustrated exasperation that keeps his character from becoming a martyr. The two of them create a realistic brotherly relationship while also convincingly expressing how that relationship affects every other aspect of their lives. While it is a disappointment that the film's third act depends largely on a melodramatic revelation, the actors never let the over-the-top emotions overwhelm them or their simply drawn, memorable characters. Very 1950s in its structure, Dominick and Eugene is simple and enjoyable moviemaking that allows a pair of talented actors to do what they do best -- act.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/06/2001
UPC:
0883904129974
Original Release:
1988
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Hulce Dominick Luciano
Ray Liotta Eugene Luciano
Jamie Lee Curtis Jennifer Reston
Todd Graff Larry Higgins
Mimi Cecchini Mrs. Gianelli
Robert Levine Dr. Levinson
Bill Cobbs Jesse Johnson
David Strathairn Martin Chernak
Tommy Snelsire Mikey Chernak
Mary Joan Negro Theresa Chernak
Tom Signorelli Father T
Joe Maruzzo Guido
Jack Boslet Teen
Vincent Cinese Vince
Victoria Dym Woman
Shawn Ebbert Teen
Lauren Harms Joey
Lindsay Harms Joey
Jacqueline Knapp Mrs. Vinson
Daniel Krell Lew
Ray Laine Reporter
Joe Marmo Tony
John Naples Neighbor Boy
O'Malley the Dog Fred
Bingo O'Malley Abe
R. Scott Peck Joe
David Perry TV Announcer
Amanda Picciafoco Joey
Megan Picciafoco Joey
Matthew J. Ravenstahl Teen
Thomas Rocco Perry
John Romeri Choir Director
Charles Susan Leon
Mel Winkler Lt. Gage

Technical Credits
Robert M. Young Director
Peter Allen Songwriter
Adrienne Anderson Songwriter
Corey Blechman Screenwriter
Fred Campbell Songwriter
Curtis Clark Cinematographer
Arthur Coburn Editor
Jackie English Songwriter
Mike Farrell Co-producer
Gary Goetzman Songwriter
Derek R. Hill Set Decoration/Design
Julie Hughes Casting
Glynis Johns Songwriter
Trevor Jones Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Bob Keane Songwriter
D. Deen R. King Songwriter
David Kirschner Sound/Sound Designer
Doug Kraner Production Designer
Andy Fairweather Low Songwriter
B. Maglia Songwriter
Winston Matthews Songwriter
Lee R. Mayes Associate Producer
Lloyd McDonald Songwriter
Marvin Minoff Co-producer
Barry Moss Casting
Lenora Nemetz Choreography
Ben Peters Songwriter
Mike Piccirillo Songwriter
Hilary M. Rosenfeld Costumes/Costume Designer
Alvin Sargent Screenwriter
J. Spousta Songwriter
Johan Stern Songwriter
Freddie Washington Songwriter
Pamela Westmore Makeup
Peter Words Songwriter

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Dominick and Eugene 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
John Romeri More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful movie which I had the privilege of making some of the music in the church scene. What a great day! John A Romeri
fudgebrownie More than 1 year ago
I really liked this movie, as both Thomas Hulce and Ray Liotta played their roles exceptionally well. The storyline about the two brothers was very heartwarming.