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A group of friends from a rough, predominantly Italian-American neighborhood consider their future in surroundings dominated by petty crime in this drama. Nicky (Anthony DeSando) and his pals grew up together in the Federal Hill section of Providence, Rhode Island, where Nicky makes ends meet by dealing cocaine and stealing cars. His best friend Ralphie (Nicholas Turturro), who works in construction, is prone to wild mood swings and has a dangerous penchant for breaking into the homes of local wise guys, including mob boss Sal (Frank Vincent). He also has a barely sublimated sexual attraction to Nicky which he tries to camoflage with outbursts of anti-gay violence. Nicky falls for Wendy (Libby Langdon), an archeology student at nearby Brown University, when she buys some coke from him for a sorority party; while Wendy treats their affair casually, Nicky thinks that they have a future together, and he considers travelling with her to Italy for an upcoming archeological dig. Ralphie, however, resents Nicky for spending so much time with his new girlfriend, which makes his reckless streak even more pronounced. While Federal Hill was shot and released theatrically in black and white, a colorized version was distributed on home video over the objections of director Michael Corrente; the original monochrome version was later released on tape as well. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Awards

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Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Nicholas Turturro Best Supporting Actor 1994 Nominee

Crew

Michael Corrente
Director
Michael Corrente
Producer
Richard Crudo
Producer
Libby Corrente
Producer
Leroy Leach
Producer
Michael Corrente
Screenwriter
Richard Crudo
Cinematographer
Kate Sanford
Editor
Randy Finch
Executive Producer
Ron Kastner
Executive Producer
Sara Jane Slotnick
Costume Designer
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