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such that it won't offend even the most sensitive audiences,
considering the touchy subject-matter( the underworld, and mob.)
The technical aspects of filming are excellent, such as the
time-pieces (automobiles, buildings, neighborhoods recreated as
with the restaurants, fruit and vegetable stores, tailors and
men's wear stores, etc)
The music is also very good in recreating the Brooklyn section of
New York from as far back as 150 years ago.
Conversely, the acting, pace and agility of the dialog is often
lacking in subtlety and sophistication. In factor, it is often-times
reminiscent of Charlie Chaplin's clumsy style seen in his silent
pictures, played here by Hyung-rae Shim, who is a top star in
Another weakness, for example, is that at no time does the audience
take at face-value the notion that Shim's character is actually
HK's own progeny.
In fact, given HK's occasional struggles in naturally expressing
emotion (unless, with effort, etc) this challenge is made even
more obvious, considering that Shim's acting style appears
afflicted in this aspect to a much larger degree, slowing down the
film's momentum and sequences.
Conversely, the other actors all do a fine job on this one, such
as Michael Rispoli, Jocelin Donahue, Jon Polito and the known
food comedian John Pinette, reprising his gig relating to food and
For the harsher critics, this picture may reach the groveling
level in regards to those who enjoy films based in the New York of
the 18th and 19th centuries; for the others, this work is
amusing and mildly interesting. 1.5 stars
Harvey Keitel (completely wasted here) stars as Don Carini, a Mafioso who is in his declining years and has decided to pass on the title of Don. Tony V (Michael Rispoli) seems the logical choice, the right hand man of the Don for many years. So you can imagine his surprise to learn that the Don had a son years ago that he kept away from everything to protect him.
That son is Young-gu (Hyung-rae Shim), the love child that Don Carini had when he was in hiding in Korea. Young-gu's mother took a bullet for the Don and to protect his son he placed him in an orphanage that he took care of. Now grown, Young-gu is brought to America to take over his father's empire. The problem is that when you say Young-gu is innocent it doesn't completely describe him. He's a bumbling idiot.
The Don's men can't believe their eyes. This is the man they are supposed to follow. The Don puts Tony and his sidekick Macho (John Pinette) in charge of educating Young-gu in the business. They start with loan sharking and Young-gu can't get the hang of it. When they try to teach him to defend himself he does so more by accident than by intent.
On one job they take him along on, Young-gu meets Nancy Bonfante (Jocelin Donahue), an attractive young woman he inadvertently saves from a supposed mugger. The two fall in love unaware that her father is Don Bonfante (Jon Polito) and has been at war for years with Don Carini. It's Romeo and Juliet...sort of.Read more ›
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