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Yonkers Joe (2008)

  • Rate: 6.2/10 total 567 votes 
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 9 January 2009 (USA)
  • Runtime: 101 min
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  • IMDb page: Yonkers Joe (2008)
  • Rate: 6.2/10 total 567 votes 
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 9 January 2009 (USA)
  • Runtime: 101 min
  • Filming Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Gross: $8,286(USA)
  • Director: Robert Celestino
  • Stars: Chazz Palminteri, Michael Lerner and Nate Bynum
  • Original Music By: Chris Hajian   
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Character Name In Title

Writing Credits By:

  • Robert Celestino (written by)

Known Trivia

    Plot: Family life gets in the way of a con man's search for the perfect scam. Full summary » |  »

    Story: Yonkers Joe hustles, setting up schemes to cheat at cards and dice. He has a girlfriend, Janice, but does he care about her or just need a partner in his cons? He's working out a scam of casinos, gathering intelligence in Atlantic City. The fly in the ointment is his son, Joe Jr., a mentally-challenged young man about to turn 21, aging out of a group home, belligerent as the move to an adult home and his father's lack of contact upset him. Joe Jr.'s counselor insists that Joe take his son for awhile to calm him down and prepare him for the transfer. Can a mentally-challenged, unloved kid make his way with grifters? Can a father discover new emotions? What about scamming the casinos?Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>  

    FullCast & Crew

    Produced By:

    • Kerry Barden known as associate producer
    • Jim Click known as co-executive producer
    • Fred David known as co-producer (as Fred David)
    • Richard DiPatri known as line producer
    • John Gaughan known as executive producer
    • J. Todd Harris known as co-executive producer
    • Phil Ivey known as executive producer
    • Robert H. Moretti known as co-producer
    • Matt Othick known as executive producer
    • Trent Othick known as producer
    • Chazz Palminteri known as executive producer
    • Vincent Schettler known as co-executive producer
    • Illya Trincher known as co-producer
    • Joey Whitacre known as associate producer
    • Bill Wortman known as co-executive producer

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Chazz Palminteri known as Yonkers Joe
    • Michael Lerner known as Stanley
    • Nate Bynum known as Technician
    • Frank John Hughes known as Tom Vincent
    • Christine Lahti known as Janice
    • Patrick Hughes known as Polo Shirt
    • Lauri Johnson known as Hammer
    • Roma Maffia known as Irene Santini
    • Tom Guiry known as Joe Jr.
    • Michael Rispoli known as Mickey
    • Linus Roache known as Teddy
    • John 'Fastjack' Farrell known as Fitz (as John 'Fast Jack' Farrell)
    • Michael A. Rizza known as Poker Player #2 (as Michael Rizza)
    • Anthony Tarantola known as Heavy #1
    • Rusty Meyers known as Committee Man
    • Saverio Guerra known as Bam
    • Arthur J. Nascarella known as Dino (as Arthur Nascarella)
    • Tom Cassell known as Stickman
    • Charlie DiPinto known as Boxman
    • Bill Allison known as Pit Boss (as William Allison)
    • Dean Marrazzo known as Casino Manager
    • Chad McKnight known as Simon
    • Bonnie Joy Ashley known as Pit Boss (uncredited)
    • Lanette Fugit known as Barfly (uncredited)
    • Shana Golden known as Lucky High Roller (uncredited)
    • Corinna Harney known as Shampoo Girl (uncredited)
    • Paul Joseph known as Security Guard (uncredited)
    • Anthony Mingilino known as Dice Player (uncredited)
    • Steven Christopher Parker known as Neil (uncredited)
    • Bob Pepper known as Dice Player (uncredited)
    • Roy C. Peterson known as Himself (uncredited)
    • Delia Sheppard known as Barfly (uncredited)
    • Heather Sullivan known as Counter Girl (uncredited)
    • Charlie Talbert known as Micheal (uncredited)



    Supporting Department

    Makeup Department:

    • Martin Astles known as makeup effects sculptor
    • John Paul Barron known as assistant makeup artist
    • Chris Gallaher known as special makeup effects supervisor: Drac Studios
    • Jennifer Gerber known as key makeup artist
    • Jim Knell known as production photographer: Drac Studios
    • Keleigh Lippert known as key hair stylist
    • Keleigh Lippert known as makeup department head
    • Harvey Lowry known as director of operations: makeup effects department
    • Laura Markert known as assistant makeup artist
    • Mark Nieman known as key special effects makeup artist

    Art Department:

    • Shellia D. Bailey known as set dresser
    • Jason Cronburg known as on-set dresser
    • Carl Mazaros known as property master
    • Amy R. Murphy known as leadman
    • Maston O'Neal known as carpenter
    • Renato Raposo known as leadman
    • Renato Raposo known as set dresser
    • Bradley Rau known as swing (as Brad Rau)
    • Giovanni Tartaglia known as assistant property master




    Production Companies:

    • GO Productions
    • Trent Othick Productions

    Other Companies:

    • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  dollies
    • Dolby Laboratories  sound mix
    • EMS Payroll  extras payroll
    • Final Note Productions  music editorial
    • Goldman & Associates  local extras casting
    • Hollywood Script Research  clearances
    • Legacy Recording Studios  music recorded at
    • Media Services  payroll
    • Murphy PR  publicity
    • Pacific Title and Art Studio  titles
    • Rich King Casting  extras casting
    • Soundtrack  adr facility
    • Todd-AO Studios  post-production sound services (as Todd-AO)
    • Truman Van Dyke Company  insurance (as Truman Van Dyke)


    • Magnolia Pictures (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
    • HD Net (2009) (USA) (DVD)
    • Magnolia Pictures



    Other Stuff

    Special Effects:

    • Drac Studios
    • Pacific Title and Art Studio (visual effects)

    Visual Effects by:

    • John Campuzano known as visual effects coordinator
    • Mark Freund known as visual effects supervisor
    • Phillip Hoffman known as visual effects producer

    Release Date:

    • USA April 2008 (Tribeca Film Festival)
    • USA June 2008 (Waterfront Film Festival)
    • USA July 2008 (Traverse City Film Festival)
    • USA 26 October 2008 (Chicago International Film Festival)
    • USA November 2008 (Starz Denver Film Festival)
    • USA 7 January 2009 (TV premiere)
    • USA 9 January 2009
    • USA 19 May 2009 (DVD premiere)

    MPAA: Rated R for language including sexual references



    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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