Lost in Yonkers
- 1 hr 54 min
The film Lost in Yonkers was released in 1993. The story takes place in the year 1942 and even though Yonkers is the city in the title, it actually starts off in the Bronx. Evelyn Kurnitz, who is the wife of Eddie Kurnitz, has just died. In order to pay off medical bills that his wife’s death has caused, Eddie is forced to earn more money. He searches and finally takes a job as a traveling salesman so that he will be able to pay off the outstanding medical bills. However, this new job presents a problem for him since he will have to travel and won't be there at home for his two sons. Eddie makes the decision to ask his mother if his two children, Jay and Arty, can stay with her. She agrees and the boys go to Yonkers to live with her. Arty and Jay dislike their new living conditions, and are also afraid of their grandmother. They also have an Aunt Bella who seems to be mentally slow, which makes her come across as very childlike. After a sudden change in the story, Louie who is the brother of Bella and Eddie, comes to Yonkers. He is a henchman for a group of gangsters and is hiding from somebody known as Hollywood Harry, who is searching for something that Louie has hidden. Arty and Jay soon begin to plot a plan that will allow them to move back to the Bronx and in with their father, but this plan involves stealing money that their grandmother has secreted away in her home. Bella also is in the process of creating a plan to tell her family that she wants to marry Johnny, who likewise is very slow and happens to be her theater usher boyfriend. Bella, just like the two boys, also plans on taking some of her mother’s money so she and Johnny can open their own restaurant.