Fiction Lover's Film Companion: 'Big Night'
A pair of brothers emigrate from Italy to America in the 1950s to open an Italian restaurant, only to discover that Americans are not interested in their authentic Italian cuisine. The two find themselves locked in a debate over the value of integrity versus compromise in this witty drama.
Starring Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci (who shares a writing credit), Isabella Rossellini and the irrepressible music of Louis Prima.
Directed by Cambell Scott and Stanley Tucci.
1996, 107 mins. Rated R.