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A solid cast adds subtlety to this otherwise schmaltzy and sometimes awkward gambling-flick-cum-family-drama. Read critic reviews

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Master cardsharp Yonkers Joe (Chazz Palminteri) has a silver tongue and a miraculous ability to take even the most seasoned of gamblers for a ride. As Joe and his new wife, Janice (Christine Lahti), plot to take a heavily monitored casino for millions, Joe's mentally disabled son, Junior (Thomas Guiry), is released from a state hospital. When father and son reconnect after years of painful separation, Joe finds himself in a disarming situation in which none of his signature tricks apply.

Cast & Crew

John Gaughan
Executive Producer
Phil Ivey
Executive Producer
Matt Othick
Executive Producer
Chazz Palminteri
Executive Producer
Chris Hajian
Original Music
Michael Fimognari
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Gary Friedman
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Critic Reviews for Yonkers Joe

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Audience Reviews for Yonkers Joe

  • Aug 07, 2011
    Yonkers Joe succeeds very well as a family drama, with an authentic feel. The gambling aspects of the film were also interesting, though never fleshed out enough. But overall, I found Yonkers Joe to be pretty moving, with a lot of credit going to Chazz Palminteri with his spot on performance.
    Jeffrey M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 31, 2011
    Great film!!! Chazz Palminteri shines in the film. It is great seeing him in a leading role where he isn't the villain. He also has a great ensemble including Christine Lahti, Linus Roache, Michael Lerner, and Tom Guiry. Lahti has a great on screen chemistry with Palminteri. Great screenplay. I definitely recommend this film.
    Sol C Super Reviewer
  • Oct 05, 2009
    Middling drama about the trying for the big score. Not much really. Christine Lahti is far to fine an actress to be stuck in dreck like this.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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