My writing series, “Best Gambling Movies of All Time” continues with #22 — “29th Street,” described as a crossover between “Goodfellas” and “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
Title and Year: 29th Street (1991)
Director: George Gallo
Actors: Anthony LaPaglia, Danny Aiello, Lainie Kazan, Robert Forster
Synopsis: A stereotypical Italian-American family is turned upside down on the eve of the first-ever New York State Lottery drawing when the aloof son believes he holds the winning ticket.