Dominick and Eugene


Dominick and Eugene

Critics Consensus

Thanks to strong performances and a steady directorial hand, Dominick and Eugene successfully navigates potentially tricky themes in thoughtful, compelling fashion without resorting to trite sentimentality.



Total Count: 20


Audience Score

User Ratings: 1,392
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Movie Info

Dominick Luciano (Thomas Hulce) is the mentally disabled twin brother of highly intelligent young intern Eugene (Ray Liotta). Anxious to become a successful doctor, Eugene finds he must devote most of his time to caring for Dominick. For his part, Dominick has been contributing to the family unit as a trash collector; in fact, it is his earnings that keeps food on the table. All Dominick wants out of life is a house by the lake where he and his brother can be together for all time. But the ambitious Eugene can't always bring himself to share that vision.


Tom Hulce
as Dominick 'Nicky' Luciano
Ray Liotta
as Eugene 'Gino' Luciano
Jamie Lee Curtis
as Jennifer Reston
Robert Levine
as Dr. Levinson
Todd Graff
as Larry Higgins
Bill Cobbs
as Jesse Johnson
Mimi Cecchini
as Mrs. Gianelli
Tommy Snelsire
as Mikey Chernak
Mary Joan Negro
as Theresa Chernak
John Romeri
as Choir Director
David Perry
as TV Announcer
Jacqueline Knapp
as Mrs. Vinson
David Strathairn
as Martin Chernak
John Naples Jr.
as Neighbor Boy
Mel Winkler
as Lt. Gage
Raymond Laine
as Reporter
Dave Perry
as TV Announcer
Jack Boslet
as Teen #1
Shawn Ebbert
as Teen #3
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Critic Reviews for Dominick and Eugene

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Audience Reviews for Dominick and Eugene

  • May 14, 2011
    the unlikely pairing of tom hulce and ray liotta is the thing here, hulce predictably in the walkaway gimme role of "someone mentally challenged" and ray liotta as a nice guy(gasp!). a feel good movie that feels good.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Feb 01, 2009
    It has it's moments, here and there, but overall <i>Dominick and Eugene</i> plays like a bad after-school special. Heavy on the sentimentality and lite on the realism. The intentions seem sincere but the result is often sappy and sometimes ridiculous.
    Randy T Super Reviewer
  • Jun 23, 2008
    Not a bad bit of film. I rarely see Tom Hulce outside of Amadeus and his performance here is good..okay maybe a bit too much after school special.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Jan 13, 2008
    This movie started out lame but the ending made up for it.
    Ida K Super Reviewer

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