Ten Benny

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This urban drama set in a working-class New Jersey suburb, chronicles the complex relationship between three young men, Ray, Mike and Butchie who have been lifelong friends. One day in the past, when they were children, the boys witnessed the public arrest of Ray's father for illicit gambling. Ray was traumatized and swore that he would never let such a thing happen to him. Now he is a hard-working shoe salesman who dreams of being a prominent businessman. He is planning to marry his childhood love, Joanne. Mike is a college student who works part-time in his father's bar. Butch is the troubled one. He works as a delivery boy and has little ambition. Despite Ray's dreams, he is irresponsible and to get more money borrows a large sum from the local mob loan shark, Donny. Unfortunately, he loses it in Atlantic City casinos. Meanwhile, after Mikes father suffers a heart attack, Mike and Joanne have sex. When Donny's thugs catch up with the three, they cruelly torture the youths until someone interrupts them.


Critic Reviews for Ten Benny

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Audience Reviews for Ten Benny

  • Nov 28, 2010
    Some bad scenes, even worse music, and really a story that isn't so much driven by any emotion than it is whiny stupidity. The film felt like a playground's version of Goodfellas, in a way where it is lacking and minimally motivated. Considering the type of films Eric Bross does, this'll (sadly) probably be his best... but hey at least he scored Brody. Not even he could save this film..
    Thom M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 11, 2008
    really underrated film starring adrien brody. feels alot like scorsese's mean streets but better, more realistic and no constant bloody music playing in the background. a pure, hard, gritty and in your face drama about trying to make it off the breadline. brody is an ace actor. gotta love his work
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer

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