Yonkers Joe [DVD] [2008]

  • SKU: 9387736
  • Release Date: 05/19/2009
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 1)

Special Features

  • Yonkers Joe premiere
  • Behind the scenes
  • "The movies"
  • "The look"
  • "Meet fast Jack"
  • Closed Captioned


Yonkers Joe
Robert Celestino's drama Yonkers Joe stars Chazz Palminteri as an aging gambler and professional cheat. Although Joe is quite good at his various unethical endeavors, he feels guilt about his chosen profession. He has a grown son (Tom Guiry) who suffers from Down syndrome, and the dad firmly believes that the ailment is some sort of punishment. When the difficult to control son leaves the institution that has cared for him, Yonkers Joe tries to reconnect with him, while also planning a big score that will allow the son to live in comfort and safety. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Chazz Palminteri
    Chazz Palminteri - Yonkers Joe
  • Christine Lahti
    Christine Lahti - Janice
  • Tom Guiry
    Tom Guiry - Joe Jr.
  • Linus Roache
    Linus Roache
  • Michael Lerner
    Michael Lerner - Stanley

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great DVD..


    Yonkers Joe as a DVD succeeds further than the movie did in the theaters. After seeing it in both forms, I can appreciate the ability to re-watch scenes of interest, which for me centered on the dice trick scenes. I could slow down the frames and see that the tricks were indeed real. Later on, I saw there were detailed scenes in the Extras of the DVD that showed exactly how the moves were performed! This was an unexpected surprise. The plot itself seemed to drag on a bit too long, but I felt the director did a splendid job with the script for his first feature film. I thought the choice to use the old downtown Vegas for the finale was a better choice than a newer casino. I associate the character of Yonkers Joe with vintage Sin City- gritty, old-fashioned, true hustler in all regards. This added touch made the movie more realistic to me and kept my attention when it mattered most. Check this flick out for a down-to-earth, entertaining plot without any computerized special effects.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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