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Kiss Me, Guido
     

Kiss Me, Guido

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Director: Tony Vitale, Nick Scotti, Anthony Barrile, Anthony de Sando

Cast: Tony Vitale, Nick Scotti, Anthony Barrile, Anthony de Sando

 

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Can a homophobic tough guy and an out-of-the-closet gay man find happiness splitting the rent in Midtown Manhattan? This and other crucial questions are answered in this comedy. Frankie (Nick Scotti) is a macho and slightly thick-headed Italian-American from the Bronx who works in a pizzeria but dreams of becoming a successful actor, like his heroes Robert De

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Can a homophobic tough guy and an out-of-the-closet gay man find happiness splitting the rent in Midtown Manhattan? This and other crucial questions are answered in this comedy. Frankie (Nick Scotti) is a macho and slightly thick-headed Italian-American from the Bronx who works in a pizzeria but dreams of becoming a successful actor, like his heroes Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. He's long had vague plans of someday moving to Manhattan and taking a serious shot at making his dream a reality, but it takes a personal crisis to put Frankie's plans into first gear -- namely, learning that his brother Pino (Anthony DeSando) has been sleeping with his girlfriend. This turn of events leaves Frankie with neither a significant other nor a place to live, so he starts hunting for affordable digs downtown. Looking in an alternative newspaper, Frankie spots an ad for a "GWM seeking same to share fully furnished apartment;" naive Frankie figures "GWM" means "Guy With Money," and since the price is right, he moves in right away. However, after spending several days with his new roommate Warren (Anthony Barrile) and his friends, Frankie slowly makes the discovery "GWM" actually means "Gay White Male," which is most certainly not what Frankie was looking for. However, he's in no financial position to go anywhere else, so both Frankie and Warren wind up confronting their fears and learning a lot about people different from themselves. As it turns out, Warren does a bit of acting, and when he hurts his leg shortly before the opening of an off-Broadway play in which he's to appear, Frankie arranges to take his place. There is, however, a catch -- Frankie will be playing a gay man, and he'll have to kiss another actor full on the lips in his big scene. Kiss Me Guido was the first feature film from writer and director Tony Vitale.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/09/2001
UPC:
0097363357247
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
R
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:28:00

Special Features

Widescreen version enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Dolby Digital: English 5.1 Surround; English Dolby Surround; English subtitles; Interactive menus; Scene selection; Commentary with director Tony Vitale

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nick Scotti Frankie
Anthony Barrile Warren
Anthony de Sando Pino
Craig Chester Terry
Christopher Lawford Dakota
David Deblinger "#"
Domenick Lombardozzi Joey Chips
Molly Price Meryl
Jennifer Esposito Actor

Technical Credits
Tony Vitale Director
Jane Barclay Executive Producer
Barden Casting
Tom Carouso Executive Producer
Ira Deutchman Producer
Victoria Farrell Costumes/Costume Designer
Alexander Hall Editor
Sharon Harel Executive Producer
Christopher Lawford Executive Producer
Jeffrey Poster Musical Direction/Supervision
Claudia Raschke Cinematographer
Jeffrey Rathaus Production Designer
Smith Casting
Christine Vachon Producer

Scene Index

Side #1
0. Scene Selection
1. The Neighborhood [9:07]
2. Top or Bottom [:27]
3. Gwm [2:00]
4. Dakota [8:36]
5. A Gay [3:33]
6. The Bull [3:07]
7. Overnight [6:05]
8. Cz [:53]
9. Just Acting [9:01]
10. The Ring [:23]
11. Fire in the Hole [8:34]
12. Cast Party [:45]

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Kiss Me, Guido 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nick Scotti is endearing in this light-hearted comedy. Full of laughs. A good movie to turn to when you need a lift. The off-off-broadway show they stage is so awful it is hysterical. Highly recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie felt real to me. I have family members that could have played these characters. The cast was very good. The music was excellent. I felt like I was back in the 80's. I almost felt I was in the movie. I think Tony Vitale did a great job in directing this movie although the writing could have been better. I recommend this movie for all GUIDOS!!