January 9, 2009
Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Director: Robert Celestino
MPAA Rating: R (for language including sexual references)
Screenwriter: Robert Celestino
Starring: Tom Guiry, Arthur J. Nascarella, Michael Rispoli, Linus Roache, Chazz Palminteri, Frank John Hughes, Michael Lerner, Christine Lahti, Roma Maffia, Saverio Guerra, Chad McKnight, Lauri Johnson
Copyright Holder: N/A
"Yonkers Joe" is an exciting, high-stakes con film and moving family drama written and directed by Robert Celestino, and starring Academy Award-nominee Chazz Palminteri, Academy Award-winner Christine Lahti, Tom Guiry ("The Black Donnellys"), Golden Globe-nominee Linus Roache, and Academy Award-nominee Michael Lerner. An ode to old time gamblers, now outdated in an age of powerful upscale casinos, "Yonkers Joe" tells the story of a dice hustler (Palminteri) whose determination to make one last grab for a big score in Vegas is complicated by the reappearance of his estranged, mentally challenged son into his life.