Films Showing

Spike of Bensonhurst

Spike of Bensonhurst

Spike of Bensonhurst

1988 / 100min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: PAUL MORRISSEY

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