Two Bits (1995) Movie

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(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
6.1/ 10 (1968 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated PG-13 for some traumatic thematic elements

Production Company
Arthur Cohn Productions
Capella Films
Connexion Film Productions
Miramax Films [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(USA) - October 1995
(USA) - 22 November 1995
(Portugal) - 1 February 1996
(Portugal) - 19 July 1996
(France) - 14 August 1996

Running Time

You're never too old to believe in a dream. Or too young to make one come true!

cinema, confession, grandfather, grandfather-grandson-relationship, great-depression, independent-film, man-with-glasses, old-man, suicide-by-hanging,

Technical Support
CAM:Panavision Cameras and Lenses
LAB:DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
LAB:DuArt Film Laboratories Inc., New York, USA - (dailies)
OFM:35 mm
PCS:Panavision - (anamorphic)
PFM:35 mm
RAT:2.35 : 1

Related Pictures

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Full Cast

  1. Baldwin, Alec as (voice) (uncredited) [Narrator]
  2. Barone, Jerry as [Gennaro] <1>
  3. Bevilacqua, Dan as (uncredited)
  4. Boriello, Bobby as (uncredited)
  5. Borriello, Patrick as [Tullio] <4>
  6. Brunetti, Ted (I) as [Guendolina's Youngest Son] <32>
  7. Cenatiempo, John as (as Johnny C.) [Head Pallbearer] <20>
  8. Cohn, Emmanuel as (uncredited) [Generous Man]
  9. Colitti, Rik as [Vottima] <16>
  10. D Allesandro, Gene as [Brother of Deceased] <21>
  11. D Elia, Mario as [Petey's Dad] <30>
  12. DeSando, Anthony as [Victor] <22>
  13. Detrik, Tom as (uncredited) [Italian Businessman]
  14. Discenza, Nick as [Father of Deceased] <15>
  15. Faugno, Rick as [Player #2] <27>
  16. Fersedi, Joe as [Player #1] <25>
  17. Grifasi, Joe as [Uncle Joe] <8>
  18. Leporati, Dominic as [Freddie] <36>
  19. Lippa, Louis as [Father of the Bride] <19>
  20. McLarty, Ron as [Irish] <10>
  21. Napolitano, Jon as [Player #3] <28>
  22. Pacino, Al as [Grandpa] <3>
  23. Perillo, Joey as [Replacement Ballyhoo Driver] <35>
  24. Pierson, Geoff as [Dr. Wilson] <13>
  25. Romano, Andy as [Dr. Bruna] <5>
  26. Rose, Skip as [Ballplayer] <37>
  27. Rossi, Tony (II) as [Guendolina's Eldest Son] <33>
  28. Scalies, Charley as [Ballyhoo Driver] <11>
  29. Viso, Mikey as [Petey] <26>
  30. Vitali, John E. as (uncredited) [Victor's Best Man]
  31. Arrick, Rose as [Mother of Deceased] <17>
  32. Battaglia, Lynn (I) as [Guendolina's Son's Wife] <34>
  33. Cohn, Nurith as (uncredited) [Bridesmaid]
  34. De Angelis, Rosemary as [Mrs. Conte] <9>
  35. Haynes, Jayne as [Mrs. Rizzo] <24>
  36. Mastrantonio, Mary Elizabeth as [Luisa Spirito] <2>
  37. Merlin, Joanna as [Guendolina] <12>
  38. Mitchell, Donna (I) as [Mrs. Bruna] <6>
  39. Molina, Nicole as [Little Girl] <29>
  40. Murphy, Sheila (I) as [Mary Linguini] <23>
  41. Pinizzotto, Joy as [Bride] <18>
  42. Rosato, Mary Lou as [Aunt Carmela] <7>
  43. Shallo, Karen as [Woman in Red] <14>
  44. Testa, Mary as [Housewife] <31>


  1. Drama

Full Plot

It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's promised to Gennaro and which Gennaro would like to have to buy a ticket to the plush new movie theater. But grandpa's not ready to pass on the quarter or pass on to his final reward: he has some unfinished business with a woman from his past, and he enlists Gennaro to act as his emissary. Plot not found

Total Business

GR: USD 26,282 (USA) (7 December 1995) GR: ITL 99,572,000 (Italy) (8 June 1997) GR: ITL 49,644,000 (Italy) (1 June 1997) OW: USD 9,299 (USA) (November 1995) (2 screens)

Movie Certificate

PG (Singapore)
12 (Germany)
M/12 (Portugal)
PG-13 (USA)

Music Composers

  1. Burwell, Carter


  1. Ruiz Anchía, Juan (director of photography) (as Juan Ruiz-Anchia)

Dress Designers

  1. Brown, Claudia


Acteurs Auteurs Associés (AAA) [fr] - (2009) (France) (all media)
Alliance Releasing Corporation [ca] - (1995) (Canada) (theatrical)
Cecchi Gori Home Video [it] - (2006) (Italy) (DVD)
Concorde Home Entertainment [de] - (2003) (Germany) (DVD)
Echo Bridge Home Entertainment [us] - (2011) (USA) (DVD)
Emerald [ar] - (2007) (Argentina) (DVD) (re-release)
Home Video Hellas (HVH) [gr] - (1997) (Greece) (VHS)
Home Vision Entertainment (HVE) [us] - (2004) (USA) (DVD)
Miramax Films [us]
Paris Vídeo [br] - (Brazil) (DVD)
Paris Vídeo [br] - (Brazil) (VHS)
Svensk Filmindustri (SF) [se] - (1996) (Sweden) (VHS)

Film Editors

  1. Smith, Howard E.


  1. Albert, Ted (unit publicist)
  2. Allen, Christopher (VI) (location assistant)
  3. Angelic, Ray (I) (office assistant: New York)
  4. Bhalla, Sonia (production assistant)
  5. Braveman, Carra (assistant: Mr. Franco)
  6. Capucilli, Billy (stand-in: Mr. Pacino)
  7. Caroll, Jan (location projectionist)
  8. Cobb, Jennifer (II) (accounting assistant)
  9. Cohen, Sharon Levin (location assistant)
  10. Cohn, Alex (assistant location manager)
  11. Cohn, Marcus (assistant to producer)
  12. Crisa, Lou (assistant: Mr. Pacino)
  13. Cronin, Martha (production accountant)
  14. Currie, Scott (I) (location manager)
  15. D'Agostino, John (I) (production assistant)
  16. Downs, Tim (I) (location assistant) (as Timothy Downs)
  17. Givey, Melissa (production assistant)
  18. Goldberg, Benjamin (I) (assistant coordinator)
  19. Grant, Michele (production assistant)
  20. Grant, Will (I) (assistant to director)
  21. Hanna, Solita (production assistant) (as Solita M. Hanna)
  22. Hayes, Karen (II) (assistant: Mr. Korda)
  23. Hedison, Bridget (production consultant)
  24. Henderson, Deborah (assistant production accountant)
  25. Judge, Tim (I) (executive assistant: Al Pacino)
  26. Kelly, Kate (I) (assistant production coordinator: New York)
  27. Lanphier Jr., David (production assistant) (uncredited)
  28. Loev, Bonnie (stand-in) (uncredited)
  29. Lombard, Rosemary (production coordinator: New York)
  30. McGoldrick, Elisabeth (production assistant)
  31. McKissick, Kerry Lyn (script supervisor)
  32. Molod, Jeremy (assistant location manager)
  33. Moon, Brian (I) (production assistant)
  34. Morgan, Raymond (I) (production assistant)
  35. Ostrow, Terry (production assistant) (as Terri Ostrow)
  36. Pinkenson, Sharon (film commissioner)
  37. Rinaldi, Olimpia T. (production assistant)
  38. Rosati, Christina (production associate: New York)
  39. Stefano, Marilyn (production consultant)
  40. Stevens, Julie (IV) (studio teacher)
  41. Wakely, Michael (location scout)
  42. Watterson, Saundra L. (production coordinator)
  43. Wolfert, Nicholas (production assistant)
  44. Zagrany, Elizabeth (accounting assistant) (as Beth Zagrany)


Gitano Sabatoni: Ohhh... you stopped wanting. Ahhh, not needing. Gennaro: What's the difference? Gitano Sabatoni: Hey, it's all the difference in the world. Your belly needs. Your heart wants. That's the difference. Gitano Sabatoni: Can you see my house? Gennaro: Huh? Gitano Sabatoni: The house God is building for me. Is it finished yet? Gennaro: You can't really call it a house Grandpa. It's more like a palace. Gitano Sabatoni: Ahhh, really? Wh-What's it made of? Gennaro: It's made of gold. Gitano Sabatoni: Nah. Made of bricks. You see when you're born... God starts building a house for you in heaven. And every time you do a good deed, he puts a brick on your house. And when you do a bad deed, he takes a brick off. So, since I did more good in my life than bad, I think maybe my house almost finished. Gitano Sabatoni: Ohhh. I suffered enough without dyin', maybe I'm gonna die without suffering.

Other Titles

  1. 25 Cents (1997) (ENG)
    (Germany) (video title)

  2. A Day to Remember (1995) (ENG)

  3. Un giorno da ricordare (1995) (ENG)

  4. Giorno da ricordare, Un (1995) (ITA)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


- 'Al Pacino' (qv) appeared in the film as a personal favor to director 'James Foley (I)' (qv) because he had a great time working with him on _Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)_ (qv).

- 'Maurice Jarre' (qv) wrote a score for the film but it was rejected by producer 'Harvey Weinstein' (qv).