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Nick Stagliano in The Florentine

The Florentine

1999 R

Director Nick Stagliano's drama examines the troubled lives that intersect at a Pennsylvania dive. Whitey (Michael Madsen), the barkeep and owner, finds himself in deep with bookie Joe McCollough (Burt Young), while Whitey's engaged sister (Virginia Madsen) gets harassed by her ex-beau (Tom Sizemore). In the meantime, genial con man Billy Belasco (James Belushi) swindles her clueless fiance; (Luke Perry) out of the money for the wedding.