Ronnie Delmonico, Intelligence
Ronnie Delmonico is the business partner of James Reardon, whose immigrant father made a name for himself in the 60's running the notorious strip-club, the Chickadee, which Ronnie still runs and co-owns with Jimmy Reardon. He is also operations manager for the marijuana arm of the Reardon family. Ebullient, gregarious, and pragmatic, closer to Jimmy and his family than his own. Aware of Jimmy's deal to inform to Mary Spalding, Ronnie becomes Jimmy's guilty conscience, as he feels discomfited at breaking the ancient code of honor among thieves. He is not so uncomfortable with it as he begins to see the outrageous benefits received from having a top cop as your confidant. Ronnie is certain in his beliefs, with much less moral distress than Reardon. He is often the assured advisor, though his old school philosophy clashes at times from Reardon's growing desire to go legit. An inveterate womanizer, women are his Achilles heel.
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As Yuri Kukoc, Apartment #101, Robson Arms
JOHN CASSINI plays Yuri Kukoc, handsome yet sleazy, charming yet confidently ignorant. As the building Super, he makes the most of his limited powers - he'll fix your fridge, but only when he feels like it. Yuri is the one character who makes an appearance in every episode - often affecting the tenants' lives in unique and disturbing ways.
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VICE - Feature
Written and directed by Raul Inglis. Starring Michael Madsen,
Daryl Hannah, Mark Boone Jr. and John Cassini.
A drug bust goes bad and a group of rogue cops are suspected.
This coming of age drama tells the story of BOBBY LUMINARE, born into the mean streets of Toronto’s Little Italy in the late 1960’s. Marked as a young boy by the brutal death of his older brother and mentor TONY, Bobby quickly loses his direction and channels his anger into a self-destructive fall into a life full of violence and drugs. Eight years later and now seventeen, Bobby gets into a fight with a rival drug dealer and is pulled before a judge. The verdict. Bobby can either go to juvenile detention and throw away the rest of his life, or return to high school and make his grades. Bobby makes the first of many important choices and decides to return to school. Now back in a positive environment, Bobby begins to flourish. He joins the school’s track team and finds a new mentor in the team’s coach CYRUS. He also begins to hang out with his fellow runners, a group of good-natured Jamaican boys and quickly finds solace at the opportunity to redefine his own identity, but the more Bobby tries to pull away and lead a new life, the more the old neighborhood tries to bring him down. Familiar forces conspire to drag him back into “the life”, and with pressure mounting and time running out, Bobby struggles with his inner demons as he searches for the strength to break free.