Original Release: May 10, 1996
Directed by: Joseph Bologna, Renée Taylor
Written by: Gabriel Bologna, Joseph Bologna, Erik Shapiro, Renée Taylor
Produced by: Elliott Kastner
Running Time: 120 minutes
Box Office: $32,925 (US)
The Capomezzo's and the Malacici's are Italian-American families who are also rivals in the catering and restaurant business. Things come to a head when the Capomezzo's son and the Malacici's daughter get thrown together for the leads in a Romeo & Juliet community play. As the parents continue butting heads, the children fall in love and hilarity ensues.
Lainie Kazan (Sadie Capomezzo), Joseph Bologna (Mike Capomezzo), Barbara Carrera (Maria Malacici), Renée Taylor (Mona), William Hickey (Monsignor), Dick Van Patten (Dr. Rodino), Abe Vigoda (Rudy), Connie Stevens (Miss Deluca), Paul Sorvino (Piero Malacici), Nathaniel Marston (Rosario Capomezzo)