Friends and Romans

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  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 2015
  • Running time: 88 min
Set in a predominantly Italian-American neighborhood in Staten Island, FRIENDS & ROMANS is about Nick DeMaio (Rispoli), an aspiring actor who is perpetually cast as "Gangster Number 3" in such Mob-themed films as “Donnie Brasco,” and “Married To The... read more
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Set in a predominantly Italian-American neighborhood in Staten Island, FRIENDS & ROMANS is about Nick DeMaio (Rispoli), an aspiring actor who is perpetually cast as "Gangster Number 3" in such Mob-themed films as “Donnie Brasco,” and “Married To The Mob.” In an attempt to be taken seriously, Nick and his buddies decide to stage a play, and not just any play, but Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," (which, after all, is just another tale about a "Don" and his "capos," except in iambic pentameter). Coming and going at odd hours to rehearse, Nick and his motley crew attract the attention of the Feds, who mistake these good guys for "goodfellas," and assume the play is a front for criminal activity. Typecast once again as a gangster--this time in real life--Nick has to prove his mettle, both onstage and off.

Original Release

11/06/2015

US Release

11/06/2015

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Cast

Michael Rispoli Nick DeMaio
Annabella Sciorra Angela DeMaio
Tony Sirico Bobby Musso
Paul Ben-Victor Dennis Socio
Anthony DeSando Joey 'Bananas' Bongano
Katie Stevens Gina DeMaio
Charlie Semine Paulie / Goldberg
Tony Darrow Frankie Fusso
Fortuna Calva Baker Mrs. Ariemma
John Bianco Mikey Brigandi
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Christopher Kublan

Writers

Gregg Greenberg, Christopher Kublan, Michael Rispoli

Cast

Michael Rispoli Nick DeMaio
Annabella Sciorra Angela DeMaio
Tony Sirico Bobby Musso
Paul Ben-Victor Dennis Socio
Anthony DeSando Joey 'Bananas' Bongano
Katie Stevens Gina DeMaio
Charlie Semine Paulie / Goldberg
Tony Darrow Frankie Fusso
Fortuna Calva Baker Mrs. Ariemma
John Bianco Mikey Brigandi
Mandy Bruno Bogue Marie
Curt Bouril McKenna
Zoe Bournelis Mikey's Wife Lola
Taylor Brahms Melissa
Rob B. Campbell Bobby D Auditioner
Jason DeCesare Federal Agent
Charles DelGatto Theatre Heckler
Jerry DiLeo Theater Patron
Patrick Duff Assistant Principal Duff
Scott Eliasoph Theatre Crowd

Producers

Gregg Greenberg Executive Producer
Alan Helene Executive Producer
Gregory S. Martin Executive Producer
Michael Rispoli Executive Producer
Nick Simunek Executive Producer
Martin Tuchman Executive Producer
Tim Duff Producer
Michael Mailer Producer
Adam Piotrowicz Producer
Sammy Silver Producer

Editors

David Leonard

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