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R| 1 hr. 47 min.

Plot Summary
Chef Primo (Tony Shalhoub) and businessman Secondo (Stanley Tucci) are immigrant brothers from Italy who open their dream restaurant, Paradise, in New Jersey. However, Primo's authentic food is too unfamiliar for the local tastes, and the restaurant is struggling. When famous Italian-American bandleader Louis Prima is scheduled to appear at Paradise, the two brothers put all of their efforts into the important meal, which will likely decide the fate of their restaurant.

Cast: Minnie Driver , Ian Holm , Isabella Rossellini , Tony Shalhoub , Stanley Tucci , Marc Anthony , Allison Janney , Caroline Aaron

Directors: Campbell Scott , Stanley Tucci

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Company

Big Night (1996)

Release Date: September 20th, 1996|1 hr. 47 min.

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  • 70
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A feast of a film done on a low budget with a menu featuring top-grade acting, writing and direction. show more

  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Both a delightful story and a great food movie that ranks with "Like Water for Chocolate'' or "Babette's Feast.'' show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    A robustly imaginative sleeper show more

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