Dominick and Eugene (1988)

PG-13 | 109 mins | Drama | 18 March 1988

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HISTORY

The 28 Apr 1987 HR production chart stated that principal photography began on 20 Apr 1987 in Pittsburgh, PA. According to production notes in AMPAS library files, actors Tom Hulce and Ray Liotta researched their respective roles in Pittsburgh before filming started. Locations included the neighborhood of Arlington Heights, St. Casimir's Church, and Montefiore Hospital. As reported in the 22 May 1987 DV, producers Mike Farrell and Marvin Minoff personally financed a portion of the $5 million budget, and all unused catering was donated to local homeless shelters.
       Items in the 6 Mar 1988 NYT and 7 Mar 1988 LAHExam reported that the picture’s premiere was scheduled for 14 Mar 1988 at Sutton Theater in New York City, followed by an event benefiting the Very Special Arts organization.
       Actor Tom Hulce was nominated for a Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture--Drama.
       End credits acknowledge: “The Hulk and the likeness thereof are trademarks of Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc. and are used with permission"; "Spellbinders is a trademark of I.P.C. Magazines and is used with permission"; "Femme Force is a trademark of AC Comics and is used with permission"; and, “The producers Wish To Express Their Appreciation To: The Montefiore Hospital Association of Western Pennsylvania; The Pennsylvania Film Bureau, Department of Commerce, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; The People of Pittsburgh and The Pittsburgh Police, Fire, and Paramedical ... More Less

The 28 Apr 1987 HR production chart stated that principal photography began on 20 Apr 1987 in Pittsburgh, PA. According to production notes in AMPAS library files, actors Tom Hulce and Ray Liotta researched their respective roles in Pittsburgh before filming started. Locations included the neighborhood of Arlington Heights, St. Casimir's Church, and Montefiore Hospital. As reported in the 22 May 1987 DV, producers Mike Farrell and Marvin Minoff personally financed a portion of the $5 million budget, and all unused catering was donated to local homeless shelters.
       Items in the 6 Mar 1988 NYT and 7 Mar 1988 LAHExam reported that the picture’s premiere was scheduled for 14 Mar 1988 at Sutton Theater in New York City, followed by an event benefiting the Very Special Arts organization.
       Actor Tom Hulce was nominated for a Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture--Drama.
       End credits acknowledge: “The Hulk and the likeness thereof are trademarks of Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc. and are used with permission"; "Spellbinders is a trademark of I.P.C. Magazines and is used with permission"; "Femme Force is a trademark of AC Comics and is used with permission"; and, “The producers Wish To Express Their Appreciation To: The Montefiore Hospital Association of Western Pennsylvania; The Pennsylvania Film Bureau, Department of Commerce, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; The People of Pittsburgh and The Pittsburgh Police, Fire, and Paramedical Departments.” More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
22 May 1987.
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Hollywood Reporter
28 Apr 1987.
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Hollywood Reporter
21 Mar 1988
p. 10.
LAHExam
7 Mar 1988.
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Los Angeles Times
17 Mar 1988
Calendar, p. 1, 9.
New York Times
6 Mar 1988
Section A, p. 61.
New York Times
18 Mar 1988
Section C, p. 20.
Variety
16 Mar 1988
p. 15.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXTS
An Orion® Pictures Release
A Farrell / Minoff production
A Robert M. Young film
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Unit prod mgr
1st asst dir
2d asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
1st asst cam
2d asst cam
Cam op/Steadicam op
Steadicam op
Steadicam op
Steadicam asst
Steadicam asst
Gaffer
Best boy elec
Elec
Best boy grip
Dolly grip
Still photog
Video eng
Projection consultant
ART DIRECTORS
Prod des
Asst to Doug Kramer
FILM EDITORS
Asst ed
Apprentice ed
Apprentice ed
Post prod supv, Post prod
Post prod auditor, Post prod
Lab timer
Negative cutter
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Leadman
Prop master
Asst prop
Set dresser
Const coord
Const foreman
Labor foreman/Carpenter
Head carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter
Carpenter
Paint foreman
Painter
Painter
Painter
Draftsman
COSTUMES
Asst to Hilary Rosenfeld
Ward supv
MUSIC
Mus comp and cond
Mus ed, Post prod
Mus supv, Post prod
Mus supv, Post prod
Mus score mixer, Post prod
Mus coord for Contemporary Media Music Productions
SOUND
Supv sd ed, Post prod
Sd ed, Post prod
Sd ed, Post prod
Sd ed, Post prod
Sd ed, Post prod
Sd ed, Post prod
Sd ed, Post prod
Sd ed, Post prod
Supv ADR ed, Post prod
Asst sd ed, Post prod
Re-rec mixer, Post prod
Re-rec mixer, Post prod
Re-rec mixer, Post prod
Foley, Post prod
Foley, Post prod
Foley re-rec, Post prod
Re-rec at
Re-rec at
VISUAL EFFECTS
Main title seq des
Titles and opt eff
DANCE
Choreog
MAKEUP
Makeup artist
Hairstylist
PRODUCTION MISC
Casting
Casting
Scr supv
Prod coord
Prod secy
Financial representative
Prod accountant
Asst prod accountant
Loc mgr
Loc mgr
Asst loc mgr
Asst loc mgr
Transportation coord
Transportation capt
Transportation coord (Pittsburgh)
Transportation capt (Pittsburgh)
Prod van driver
Driver
Driver
Unit pub
Unit pub
Casting assoc
Extra casting
Addl casting (Pittsburgh)
Addl casting (Pittsburgh)
Addl casting (Pittsburgh)
Asst to Mr. Farrell
Asst to Mr. Minoff
Asst to Mr. Young
Animal trainer
Animal trainer
Animal handler
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Dial coach
Craft services
Caterer
Courier
Physical training for Mr. Hulce
Physical training for Mr. Hulce
Dental consultant
Prod equip by
Prod equip by
COLOR PERSONNEL
Col by
SOURCES
SONGS
“Game Of Love,” written by Mike Piccirillo and Gary Goetzman, performed by Christine Day, produced by Mike Piccirillo
“Coast To Coast,” written and composed by Andy Fairweather-Low, Peter Words and Glyn Johns, performed by The Local Boys, courtesy of Island Records
“Down At The Hardrock Cafe,” written by B. Maglia and J. Spousta, Jr., performed by Brent Maglia, by arrangement with Brent Maglia, c/o Original Sound Entertainment
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SONGS
“Game Of Love,” written by Mike Piccirillo and Gary Goetzman, performed by Christine Day, produced by Mike Piccirillo
“Coast To Coast,” written and composed by Andy Fairweather-Low, Peter Words and Glyn Johns, performed by The Local Boys, courtesy of Island Records
“Down At The Hardrock Cafe,” written by B. Maglia and J. Spousta, Jr., performed by Brent Maglia, by arrangement with Brent Maglia, c/o Original Sound Entertainment
“Chanel’s Theme,” written by J. Stern and Bob Keane, performed by Bob Keane, his Clarinet and Orchestra, by arrangement with Del-Fi Records, Inc., by arrangement with Original Sound Entertainment
“Truck Drivin’ Son Of A Gun,” written by D. Deen, R. King, performed by Dave Dudley, by arrangement with Sun Entertainment, represented by Original Sound Entertainment
“Lily’s Back,” written by J. Stern and Bob Keane, performed by Bob Keane, his Clarinet and Orchestra, by arrangement with Del-Fi Records, Inc., by arrangement with Original Sound Entertainment
“Somewhere,” written by Jackie English and Fred Washington, performed by Patrice Rushen, courtesy of Arista Records
“I Go To Rio,” written by Peter Allen and A. Anderson, performed by Peter Allen, produced by Peter Allen and Ed E. Thacher, courtesy of A & M Records
“The I-95 Song,” written by Fred (August) Campbell, performed by August Campbell and The Spur Of The Moment Band, courtesy of Pantera Group Enterprises, Inc.
“Lucky At Love,” written by Gary Goetzman and Mike Piccirillo, performed by Cowboy Mike Piccirillo, courtesy of Private Eye Music
“I’m Only A Woman,” written by Ben Peters, performed by Jeannie C. Riley, courtesy of Sun Entertainment Corp.
“Feel The Spirit,” written and composed by Winston Matthews and Lloyd McDonald, performed by The Wailing Souls, courtesy of Island Records
guitar solo by John Williams, trumpet solo by Jeff Beal.
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DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Dominick & Eugene
Nicky and Gino
Release Date:
18 March 1988
Premiere Information:
New York premiere: 14 March 1988
Los Angeles and New York openings: 18 March 1988
Production Date:
began 20 April 1987
Copyright Claimant:
Orion Pictures Corporation
Copyright Date:
16 June 1988
Copyright Number:
PA371961
Physical Properties:
Sound
Dolby Stereo ® in Selected Theatres
Color
Lenses
Lenses and Panaflex® Cameras by Panavision®
Prints
Prints by De Luxe®
Duration(in mins):
109
MPAA Rating:
PG-13
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
28894
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dominick Luciano works as a garbage collector to pay medical school expenses for his twin brother, Eugene. While working at the hospital, Eugene learns he has been accepted into a residency program at Stanford University in California. However, Eugene feels unable to leave Dominick, who became intellectually challenged after suffering brain damage in a childhood accident. As Dominick works his garbage route, co-worker Larry Higgins insists that Eugene does not appreciate Dominick and will one day leave. However, Dominick assures Larry that his brother would never abandon him. As Larry Higgins collects trash, Dominick chats about comic books with Mikey Chernak, a young boy on their route. Meanwhile, Eugene begins tutoring fellow medical student Jennifer Reston. Eugene eventually falls in love with Jennifer and introduces her to Dominick. Jennifer asks Eugene if Dominick will go to California with him, but Eugene admits he wants to move by himself. Later, Dominick gets ready to celebrate their birthday, but Eugene telephones from the hospital and cancels. Disappointed, Larry Higgins invites Dominick to see Mrs. Vinson, a lonely housewife. Larry encourages Dominick to sleep with her, but he declines. Across the street, he sees Mikey Chernak sporting a black eye. When Mikey claims to have fallen, his father, Martin, yells at Mikey to come inside. Afterward, Larry and Dominick go to a bar. Telephoning the hospital, Dominick learns that Eugene left for the evening with Jennifer. Upset, Dominick gets drunk with Larry. Arriving home, Dominick finds Eugene and Jennifer. Jealous, Dominick reminds his brother that he pays his way through school. ... +


In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dominick Luciano works as a garbage collector to pay medical school expenses for his twin brother, Eugene. While working at the hospital, Eugene learns he has been accepted into a residency program at Stanford University in California. However, Eugene feels unable to leave Dominick, who became intellectually challenged after suffering brain damage in a childhood accident. As Dominick works his garbage route, co-worker Larry Higgins insists that Eugene does not appreciate Dominick and will one day leave. However, Dominick assures Larry that his brother would never abandon him. As Larry Higgins collects trash, Dominick chats about comic books with Mikey Chernak, a young boy on their route. Meanwhile, Eugene begins tutoring fellow medical student Jennifer Reston. Eugene eventually falls in love with Jennifer and introduces her to Dominick. Jennifer asks Eugene if Dominick will go to California with him, but Eugene admits he wants to move by himself. Later, Dominick gets ready to celebrate their birthday, but Eugene telephones from the hospital and cancels. Disappointed, Larry Higgins invites Dominick to see Mrs. Vinson, a lonely housewife. Larry encourages Dominick to sleep with her, but he declines. Across the street, he sees Mikey Chernak sporting a black eye. When Mikey claims to have fallen, his father, Martin, yells at Mikey to come inside. Afterward, Larry and Dominick go to a bar. Telephoning the hospital, Dominick learns that Eugene left for the evening with Jennifer. Upset, Dominick gets drunk with Larry. Arriving home, Dominick finds Eugene and Jennifer. Jealous, Dominick reminds his brother that he pays his way through school. Frustrated, Eugene loses his temper and pushes Dominick. In the morning, Eugene takes Dominick and his dog, Fred, out into the country for have a picnic. After Eugene confesses he will be moving to California without Dominick, Fred runs into the street and is killed by an automobile. Later, as Dominick collects the garbage from Mikey Chernak’s house, he sees Martin ordering Mikey to the basement. When Mikey refuses, Martin pushes him down the stairs. Martin realizes Mikey is severely injured and calls an ambulance. Worried about Mikey, Dominick goes to the hospital. However, Martin informs him that Mikey died from the fall, and threatens Dominick not to tell anyone he pushed him. Later, Dominick fears Martin will hurt Mikey’s baby brother, Joey. Taking a gun stored in the garbage truck, Dominick goes to the Chernaks and takes the baby away for safe keeping. Martin Chernak calls police and Dominick is found hiding at an abandoned warehouse. Assuring officers Dominick is not dangerous, Eugene goes inside. Dominick admits that watching Martin push Mikey triggered the memory of their father repeatedly beating him. When he asks Eugene why he never told him the truth about how he hit his head, Eugene confesses that Dominick had been protecting him from their father at the time he received his injuries. Dominick forgives Eugene, and they leave the building with the baby. Martin appears with a gun and fires at Dominick, but Eugene tackles him. Afterward, Dominick tells police about Mikey, and Martin is arrested. Later, Eugene prepares for his move to California. Dominick gives him a photograph of himself, and assures his brother he will be all right on his own. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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