Spike of Bensonhurst

Spike Of Bensonhurst

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Spike of Bensonhurst is a 1988 comedy-drama and mafia film directed by Paul Morrissey and starring Sasha Mitchell. The film also features Ernest Borgnine, Maria Pitillo, Dave Bettge, and Talisa Soto.


In the film, the protagonist, Spike Fumo, is a young Italian man who lives in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn and aspires to be a boxer. However, he falls in love with a girl who turns out to be the daughter of a Mafia boss. As he is forced to leave, he moves to Red Hook, Brooklyn, a predominantly Puerto Rican section of New York City, where he falls in love with a girl from that neighborhood, as well.


  • Sasha Mitchell.....Spike Fumo
  • Ernest Borgnine.....Baldo Cacetti
  • Anne DeSalvo.....Sylvia Cacetti
  • Sylvia Miles.....Congresswoman
  • Talisa Soto.....India
  • Rick Aviles.....Bandanna
  • Geraldine Smith.....Helen Fumo
  • Maria Pitillo.....Angel Cacetti

Awards and nominations

Independent Spirit Awards
  • 1989: Nominated, "Best Supporting Male" - Ernest Borgnine


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