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Spike of Bensonhurst

Spike of Bensonhurst

Spike of Bensonhurst

1988 / 100min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: PAUL MORRISSEY

CAST: SASHA MITCHELL, ERNEST BORGNINE, ANNE DE SALVO, SYLVIA MILES

Former Warhol director-in-residence Morrissey’s loose, energetic, very sexy comedy has male ingénue Sasha Mitchell as Spike, a wannabe boxer run out of the neighborhood for chasing after the daughter of mob boss Ernest Borgnine and taking up with the ravishing Talisa Soto. A strutting, street-level snapshot of late ‘80s New York from Red Hook to McCarren Park, with a few stops along Manhattan Avenue too.

Spike of Bensonhurst is screening as part of 'Metrograph A to Z', a collection of films we think everybody should see.