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My dad, the movie star

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

Not quite. But he does have a very small part in a movie filmed in Chicago titled Osso Bucco. Filming has been completed but we have heard of no official release date just yet. Here is the synopsis, taken from the official Osso Bucco website: “The entire story happens on the night of the worst snowstorm in the history of Chicago. Jelly Dinotto, a large, lovable and misfit mobster, is given his marching orders to return to Italy where, unbeknownst to him, his cousin Nick is planning on having him killed.

Desperate to have one more veal ossobucco before he leaves town, Jelly drags Nick to Vesuvios restaurant. As the snow falls, Jelly and Nick become trapped inside the restaurant along with two underachieving, anal-retentive Chicago detectives and the few, remaining restaurant employees.

Luckily for Jelly, Megan, the earthy, compassionate waitress for whom he is carrying a huge torch, is one of those employees. Will Jelly find true love inside Vesuvios? Or will this ossobucco be his last?”

Anyone who knows my dad, after having read the above, will agree that my dad was totally typecast! Below is a screenshot from the film, the only scene in which my dad appears.
osso bucco.jpg

Look over the left shoulder of the gray-haired man sitting at the table. That’s my dad 🙂

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Frankie wants to know how to post on this blog

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

So I’m showing him right now.

American Kids vs. Italian Kids

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007
American Kids: Move out when they're 18 with the full support of their parents. Italian Kids: Move out when they're 28, having saved for that nice house and are a week away from getting married .... unless there's room in the ... [Continue reading this entry]

Please don’t take this the wrong way…

Monday, April 16th, 2007
Dear Uncle Lou, It appears that my father has a completely hetero man-crush on you. Every time you are on TV, we all have to stop whatever it is we are doing to pay attention to your every word and ... [Continue reading this entry]

NCAA Champions Michigan State Spartans

Sunday, April 8th, 2007
Our football team was pretty awful last season. Our basketball team did not do so well, either. But our men's hockey team is the best! That's right: Michigan State University Spartans won the NCAA hockey championship ... [Continue reading this entry]


Monday, April 2nd, 2007
Opening Day is here!! The Cubs and Reds are just about to get under way. As always, this is the happiest day of the year for me. Go Cubs!