Two Bits

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Two Bits
Two bits poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by James Foley
Produced by Arthur Cohn
Written by Joseph Stefano
Starring Jerry Barone
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Al Pacino
Patrick Borriello
Andy Romano
Donna Mitchell
Mary Lou Rosato
Narrated by Alec Baldwin
Music by Carter Burwell
Cinematography Juan Ruiz Anchía
Edited by Howard E. Smith
Distributed by Miramax Films
Release dates
  • November 22, 1995 (1995-11-22)
Running time 85 min.
Country United States
Language English

Two Bits is a 1995 American drama film directed by James Foley and starring Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Jerry Barone. The title refers to the American slang term "two bits", for a quarter dollar.

Synopsis[edit]

It is a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philadelphia, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandfather. His grandfather sits outside holding tight to his last quarter. He has promised the quarter to Gennaro so the boy can buy a ticket to a plush new movie theater. But grandpa is 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.

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Awards[edit]

The film was nominated for two Young Artist Awards, Best Family Feature and Best Young Leading Actor (Jerry Barone).

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