Mac ★★★ 1993 (R)
It's a family affair. Immigrant carpenter's funeral is the starting point for the story of his three sons, construction workers who live in Queens, New York in the 1950s. The passionate bros battle, bitch, and build, with Turturro as the eldest summing up the prevailing philosophy: “It's the doing, that's the thing.” Turturro's directorial debut is a labor of love and a tribute to his own dad. Filmed on location in New York City. Fine performances from newcomers Badalucco and Capotorto are complemented by smaller roles from Amos, Barkin, and Turturro's real-life wife Borowitz and brother Nick. 118m/C VHS, DVD . John Turturro, Carl Capotorto, Michael Badalucco, Katherine Borowitz, John Amos, Olek Krupa, Ellen Barkin, Joe Paparone, Nicholas Turturro, Dennis Farina, Steven Randazzo; D: John Turturro; W: Brandon Cole, John Turturro; C: Ron Fortunato; M: Richard Termini, Vin Tese.
1. A project at Massachusetts Institute of Technology to introduce the first practical multiaccess system. The name is an acronym derived from machine-aided cognition (expressing the broad project objective) and multiple-access computer (describing its major tool). The system incorporated not only a new approach to operating systems, but also introduced novel forms of highly interactive compilers and of terminals. See also MULTICS.
2. Abbrev. for mandatory access control.
3. See MAC layer.
Mac / mak/ • n. inf. a form of address for a man whose name is unknown to the speaker.