The Amati Girls

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Amati Girls
The Amati Girls.jpg
Directed by Anne De Salvo
Produced by
  • James Alex
  • Melanie Backer
  • Steven Johnson
  • Michael I. Levy
  • Matthew Rhodes
  • Henry M. Shea Jr.
  • Howard Kazanjian
Written by Anne De Salvo
Music by Conrad Pope
Cinematography Frank Byers
Edited by David L. Bertman
Carroll Timothy O'Meara
Distributed by Providence Entertainment[1]
Release date
  • January 19, 2001 (2001-01-19)
Running time
91 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1 million
Box office $49,136[1]

The Amati Girls is a 2001 drama film written and directed by Anne De Salvo. It stars Cloris Leachman, Mercedes Ruehl, Dinah Manoff, Sean Young, Lily Knight, Lee Grant, and Edith Fields.

This is the only film released theatrically in which Lee Grant and her daughter, Dinah Manoff, appeared together, and was Manoff's first theatrical film in over 10 years, with her previous one being Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael.


The film centers around an Italian American family of four sisters (Mercedes Ruehl, Dinah Manoff, Sean Young, and Lily Knight) who reside in Philadelphia. After their father's death, in trying to convince their mother (Cloris Leachman) that her life is still worth living, each sister grapples with her own ideas on love, faith, and ultimately, the meaning of life.


Main cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

  • Don Marino as Sam
  • Kivi Rogers as Mike
  • Asher Gold as Peter
  • Mark Harmon as Lawrence
  • Kyle Sabihy as Joey
  • Jessica Sara as Nancy
  • Jamey Sheridan as Paul
  • Paul Sorvino as Joe
  • Niki Harris as Flight Attendant
  • Maria Cina as Rockie's Girl
  • Larrisa Joy as Italian Class Student
  • Doug Spinuzza as Armand
  • Michelle Joyner as Moviegoer
  • Anthony Pontrello as Nick the Bartender

Cameo/uncredited cast[edit]


The Amati Girls currently holds a 46% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "The Amati Girls". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ "THE AMATI GIRLS (2001)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved August 12, 2015. 

External links[edit]