January 9, 2009
Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Director: Robert Celestino
MPAA Rating: R (for language including sexual references)
Screenwriter: Robert Celestino
Starring: Chazz Palminteri, Christine Lahti, Tom Guiry, Linus Roache, Michael Lerner, Michael Rispoli, Roma Maffia, Frank John Hughes, Arthur J. Nascarella, Saverio Guerra, Chad McKnight, Lauri Johnson
"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 An ode to old time gamblers, now outdated in an age of powerful upscale casinos, "Yonkers Joe" tells the story of a dice hustler (Palminteri) whose determination to make one last grab for a big score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.