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Chooch (2003)

The life of Queens resident Dino Condito is about to take a surprising turn. After letting down his softball team by striking out in the bottom of the ninth against Hoboken, his crew brands... See full summary »


Lucas Limone




Cast overview, first billed only:
John Sialiano ... Narrator (voice)
Lucille Tomczyk Lucille Tomczyk ... Dino's Mother
Anthony Pellicci Anthony Pellicci ... Dino's Father
Paola Walker Paola Walker ... Ladonna
Carmine Famiglietti ... Dino Condito
Pete Medina Pete Medina ... Sergeant Major
Joe 'Pepper' Tomczyk Joe 'Pepper' Tomczyk ... Jubilene's Father
Joe Summa Joe Summa ... Jubilene Condito
Kiwi Limone Kiwi Limone ... Kiwi Condito
Nick Cerulli Nick Cerulli ... Sally Boy
Gino Cafarelli ... Nicol Rubino
Anthony Barrile Anthony Barrile ... Anthony Rubino
Ed Rossy Ed Rossy ... Soda Shop Gus
Nicholas Teofanis Nicholas Teofanis ... Soda Shop Patron #1
Jorge Cuevas Jorge Cuevas ... Soda Shop Patron #2


The life of Queens resident Dino Condito is about to take a surprising turn. After letting down his softball team by striking out in the bottom of the ninth against Hoboken, his crew brands him the chooch. Trying to cheer up his cousin Dino, Jubilene Condito cashes in his savings from his first holy communion and springs for a vacation to Cancun. You mean leave Queens? asks Dino, as if the thought had never occurred to him. But there's a mix-up on the way to the airport involving a mysterious bag of money. As soon as Dino and Jube land in Mexico, they're abducted by a pair of thugs and left in the desert at the mercy of a trio of soldiers. It takes reuniting Dino's old Queens crew, including Dino's beloved pet dachsund, to save the two cousins. Only after a jail bust, donkey ride, chicken coop explosion, and a life-changing love affair at the local bordello does the crew finally arrive to save the day. Returning home in triumphant glory with his reunited crew and newfound love Ladonna... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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In the neighborhood of Bocci Park, Queens, God forbid you mess up and someone gives you a nickname. It can stick with you the rest of your life.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language


Official Sites:

Shoebox Productions





Release Date:

24 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Deming, New Mexico, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,616, 29 August 2004

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Words and Music by Little Milton (as Milton Campbell) and Oliver Sain
Performed by Little Milton with Oliver Sain and His Orchestra
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Heart of gold!
11 September 2004 | by kirbyko3See all my reviews

I was surprised to see some not-so-hot reviews of this movie. I loved it -- a sweet story, really funny, and for anyone who lives in NYC, you'll recognize every single one of these characters! There were even a few moments that put a lump in your throat. The two lead guys, Dino & Jubilene, will definitely be turning up in other movies - they were great. I think I even saw them on VH1 recently. Check it out when it comes to DVD!

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