29th Street (film)

29th Street is a 1991 American comedy-drama film written and directed by George Gallo and starring Danny Aiello, Anthony LaPaglia, and Lainie Kazan. It was adapted from a story by Frank Pesce and James Franciscus (who had both co-starred in the cult thriller Killer Fish).

29th Street
Promotional film poster
Directed byGeorge Gallo
Produced byDavid Permut
Written byGeorge Gallo
Frank Pesce
James Franciscus (story)
Music byWilliam Olvis
CinematographySteven Fierberg
Edited byKaja Fehr
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • November 1, 1991 (1991-11-01)
Running time
101 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$2,120,564[1]


In 1976, Frank Pesce Jr. (Anthony LaPaglia) is a lucky man. His father, Frank Sr. (Danny Aiello), is very unlucky. One day, Frank Jr. buys a lottery ticket and finds that he has a good chance of winning. But Frank Sr. has some gambling debts to the mob and they are willing to take Frank Jr.'s ticket. Frank must decide what to do with the ticket.



On Rotten Tomatoes 29th Street has an approval rating of 82% based on reviews from 11 critics.[2]