GenreComedy, Drama Music directorWilliam Olvis CountryUnited States
Release dateNovember 1, 1991 WriterFrank Pesce (story), James Franciscus (story), George Gallo (screenplay) CastAnthony LaPaglia (Frank Pesce, Jr.), Danny Aiello (Frank Pesce, Sr.), Lainie Kazan (Mrs. Pesce), Frank Pesce (Vito Pesce), Robert Forster (Sgt. Tartaglia) Similar moviesKnock Knock, The Last Witch Hunter, Jupiter Ascending, Pitch Perfect 2, The Avengers, Frozen
TaglineThere's no telling where luck will take you
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29th Street is a 1991 American comedy-drama film. It was written and directed by George Gallo and was adapted from the story by Frank Pesce and James Franciscus.
In 1976, Frank Pesce Jr. (Lapaglia) is a lucky man. His father, Frank Sr. (Aiello), is, however, very unlucky. One day, Frank Jr. buys a lottery ticket and finds that he has a good chance of winning. But Frank Sr. has some gambling debts to the mob and they are willing to take Frank Jr.'s ticket. Frank must decide what to do with the ticket. The plot is supposedly based on the true story of the first person to win the New York Lottery, but Frank Pesce Jr. never won the lottery.
29th Street got 75% good reviews based on 8 reviews, considered "Fresh", on Rotten Tomatoes.