Welcome & thanks for visiting our web site.

We invite you to explore our site and it’s our hope that you will set aside 30 minutes of quiet time to watch our film.

The creative process of developing the 2% web site is on going & we will be continually adding items to existing links.

Feel free to come back often and share your thoughts about the web site. If you would like to submit an old story or photos that pertain to the 2%, we would love to display them.

The guys are anxiously waiting for your feedback and invite you to comment.
We need your support in reaching our goal of a full feature film.

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For more information, every day correspondence or answers to questions, email us directly @ info@the2prcent.com

  1. Ralph & Company: the website looks fantastic! Best of luck in promoting your venture.

    Comment by Terri Kelly — December 10, 2009

  2. Wow! This brings back memories! GREAT JOB!

    Comment by Anthony Amoscato — December 10, 2009

  3. Awesome Movie! This is my 4th time watching it and I really enjoyed it!! Congrats to you all!!

    Comment by Rosetta — December 10, 2009

  4. Ralph and crew,

    Web site looks great. Congratulations on succeeding in another step forward in the 2prcent project.


    Comment by Bob Penett — December 10, 2009

  5. Hey guyz,

    You did it! Thought of a movie and made it happend. Congratulations again! Great web site too. Very impressive. Only thang is you mispeklled my name on the credits :). It’s not is at the end of my name , but as, as in Mastakas.

    Best of the Holidays to all of yas,

    Chtis Mastakas

    Comment by chris Mastakas — December 10, 2009

  6. Wow “I remember when” You guys look great back then a little intalian girl from Holy Family felt like you guys were “The UNTOUCHABLES” It was great seeing you in the movies and may Gary rest in peace. what a “Special Angel” Nutley has. Merry Christmas” Hugs, Philomena

    Comment by Philomena — December 11, 2009

  7. Great flic, brings back allot of memories.although I WAS NOT A PART OF THE CORE GROUP I ALLWAYS FELT PART OF IT.I KINDA BOUNCED BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN GROUPS AND DENICE KEPT ME UNDER CONTROLL MOST OF THE TIME, BUT ALLWAYS FELT AT HOME WITH U GUYS.( REMBER FRESHMAN FOOTBALL.)i WAS THERE i REMEMBER ALL OF IT. NICKOLAS PARK, KINKSLAND PARK, SODANS,RUTTS,BOYS PARK, AN i WOULDN’T CHANGE A THING.SO if you got a part in your new pic. four a half Pollock, half Italian i would love to be part of it.the name does end with a vowel. miss u Gary. happy holidays to all. Frank (SKI) Yavorski

    Comment by Frank Yavorski — December 13, 2009

  8. Yo Ralph and guys, just wanted to say that writing these songs for you was a great experience for me. I hope my words express some of what you all went through personally. I don’t have a lot in this life to give but God gave me this gift to play and create music, and I give this gift to you. I hope it serves you well. I’ve known Ralph a long time, and for him to ask me to write a song was an honor for me to give back something to someone who has given so much to me, thank you Ralph. I wish you guys all the best.
    Steve Patruno

    Comment by Steve Patruno — December 14, 2009

  9. New site looks great. It was really amazing to be apart of this. Lets get a feature length going!!!!

    Comment by Paul Senza — December 14, 2009

  10. This was wonderful Ralph and it was so good to see you at the reunion! What a great effort. It was a special time for all of us-2% or not. I’ll never forget playing with the Raiders, hanging at the DQ, detention, detention and more detention! Then there was Mr. Deitch! We all miss Gary. We’d all love to see a feature film. God Bless.

    Comment by Tom Fox — December 15, 2009

  11. Just a brief look now but will return later. This is my kind of material. Later Wally

    Comment by Manhattan Wally — December 18, 2009

  12. Congrats, Great job! There’s a lot of 2 percenter’s out there that can relate to this movie. Best of luck.

    Comment by Perry Pierro — December 21, 2009

  13. Man, that was very close to home! Both entertaining and sad at the same time–the music (sound track) is my era and the dudes were the Jersey Boys less the drama of show biz. The set could have been the Bronx where I hung! Congratulations all, including Gary! Wally

    Comment by Manhattan Wally — December 28, 2009

  14. Hi- I finally got a chance to do this. It’s been on my mind for a long time(really it has). Just want to add to every one else’s comments that you did a great job. I know how hard you worked on this! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, there is nothing you can’t do if you want to do it. Love Ya!

    Comment by Mary Ann (the real one) — January 7, 2010

  15. Enjoyed the blast from the past….the movie explained the tensions and peer pressures of our youth very well….
    Congratulations on receiving the award and all the best of luck in the future.

    Comment by Sandy Scheel — January 10, 2010

  16. Great Achievement! Wishing you experience continued interest and a “Movie Contract.”
    I would love to see more in the continuing story of all your sagas!! More, More, More
    It shows the resilience of the human spirit and what can be overcome if we really try!!! Some rebound, some get lost, but in the end it’s all up to the individual. Keep on Truckin 2%.

    Comment by Carol Cardinale Andree — January 11, 2010

  17. From a little acorn a mighty oak grows.

    Comment by Ken Pucci — January 12, 2010

  18. There comes a point in your life when you realize:
    Who matters, Who never did, Who won’t anymore…And who always will. So, don’t worry about people from your past,there’s a reason why they didn’t make it to your future. The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life. I wish you and the guys great success and PS YOU ALWAYS WILL. TP

    Comment by Tommy Petillo — January 13, 2010

  19. Love the movie, as my son is growing up in Nutley, I really feel proud to be a part of Nutley, Although I live in Belleville, and am honored to be friends with you Danny, Best of luck to you always

    Comment by Jack Tully — January 17, 2010

  20. fantastic movie. the music, cars and rumbles remind me of my youth in Kearny. it was a great 30 minutes KUDOS!!!!

    Comment by EddieK — February 11, 2010

  21. This was great. Brought back so many memories. Would love to see more. Good luck with the series. I know this could be a great hit. Will be sending this out to all my friends. Best of luck 2%. Didn’t know you but our paths must have crossed.

    Comment by Janice — February 12, 2010

  22. Good luck guys, Nice work. – Joe Sernio

    Comment by Joe Sernio — February 22, 2010

  23. We finally got an evening of free time to concentrate and view the movie. We didn’t want any distractions (like taking my parents to the doctor, etc) so we made a bowl of popcorn and enjoyed.

    You’ve done well. Aside from the film being a very true picture of “the way it was,” it was also a fine tribute to your departed colleague. I realize now what compelled you to make the film, and you should feel good that you’ve achieved your goals. May he rest in peace knowing that the “legacy” has been respected.

    Also, on a lighter note, it was fun to see all the folks in their roles. Maryanne is quite the actress as are all the mourners and the dinner guests! The guy who played you is very true to form – right down to his body ink. Nice authentic touch with the cars, and did I see your street on location as Franklin Avenue? We enjoyed the view and applaud you in your achievements.

    Comment by Pattie (Voigt) Markley — February 26, 2010

  24. Hearing the stories over the weekend was special, did not seem like it was 40 years ago. All your faces came alive with smiles and fond memories. Watching the movie made them very real, like it was yesterday.

    Comment by Charles Agins — March 7, 2010

  25. What a wonderful snapshot of those years long ago. You’ve managed to capture your struggles and antics and commitment to each other in a very compact film. All very heart-warming and heartening to be reminded that once upon a time people actually stood up for each other instead of only looking out for themselves. Great message.

    I also enjoyed all the “cameos.”

    Thanks for the effort you made to make this film and thanks for sharing it with us.

    Comment by Nina Masonson — March 18, 2010

  26. What a great job! Enjoyed it!

    Comment by Jamie Pedulla — March 21, 2010

  27. Watched the movie last night, and was completely impressed. It left me in suspense – what happens next? Now I’m waiting for the full length.

    Comment by Jonathan Fratella — April 1, 2010

  28. Brings back memories when you were the younger guys . It makes me have warm thoughts of your mentor “Big Mike the Bear”
    Your frind always ronnie V

    Comment by ronnie V — May 7, 2010

  29. Hey guys good to see ya all again. Brought back old times. Great job. Sal Good luck with everything. Hope to see ya all soon.

    Comment by Gary Misner — July 16, 2010

  30. Love the movie.Glad to see you at the re-union.Good luck with the full length version.I’ve been telling all my friends to look it up. Love the photo gallery.Thank you for movie. I tell my son about the old days and now he can see a great adaptation.

    Comment by Wayne(Chipper)Chieppa — August 1, 2010

  31. What can I say, that has not already been said; except that my brothers were better looking than the actors that portrayed them. Love you all.

    Comment by Columbia — October 26, 2010

  32. This was a short visit to your website but I will be back soon to view the movie. Although I have been away from Nutley HS for over 35 years, you, Ralph, and all the other kids I had the privilege to work with still own a special place in my heart. During this short trip around these pages, I have learned a lot more about you and Nutley High School’s 2% (I guess we can thank Mr. Broffman for the 2% tag???) that I was never aware of during the time you were in school in the 60’s.
    It was great connecting with you again recently, even though it had to be under sad circumstances with the passing of John DeKennip.

    Barrie Beaver

    Comment by Barrie Beaver — November 30, 2010

  33. Hi, Ralph, Just got the opportunity to see your movie on line. I had attempted to see it when it was in the city with my son but it was sold out! I’m so proud of you and the rest of the guys! Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and hassle-free New Year and Happy 60th to you, Ralph.

    Comment by Dianne Finelli Panzavecchia — January 2, 2011

  34. Guys,

    It was great to reconnect with Chico a few years ago when I was working in New Orleans after not seeing him for over 30 years. And then today we reconnected at a business meeting and once again he told me about the film. I finally watched it and I’m glad I did; brought back a lot of old memories. Those were great times in Nutley and a memorable part of our lives. Congratulations on the success of this project and bringing your story to life. I hope you are all well and wish you the best in the New Year.


    Les Hirsch

    Comment by Les Hirsch — January 14, 2011

  35. never heard of you guys, you guys are old school but i gotta lot of respect for the movie and great job.
    heard about it thru a friend on the job with nwk pd, again great job .

    Comment by willie rod nwk — January 22, 2011

  36. Ralph/Sal

    Like I said in my email to you this is great stuff. I’m a little older than you guys (class of ’63) but can relate to everything in the film – Italian Knits, the card games, the meeting the guys after dropping off the girls, Harry’s, drive-in – all that stuff. But most important I can relate to your strong friendship. My best friend are still the guys I went to school with and hung around on Franklin Ave. with.

    Good luck with this.

    Frank Cocchiola

    (P.S – I’ll make sure my brother Jerry watches this. We need to strengthen his “roots”.)

    Comment by Frank Cocchiola — March 19, 2011

  37. Ralph & the 2% crew:
    I knew you guys then and I still know you now, the movie and pictures were nothing short of just great. The message sent is just good old family ties, now thats Italian. Good job Ralph, see you soon.

    Lenny (Kai) Salerno

    Comment by Lenny Salerno — March 29, 2011

  38. Great job guys, I wish Joe Abb, and the Whip could have seen this, they would have loved it, a feature film should be no problem, Nutley has a thousand stories that were born on Franklin Ave. Everywhere I go I meet someone from Nutley or they have heard of Nutley, and most have heard of the 2%. Ralph, Sal, don’t stop now you just cut your teeth on this one, keep goin. “whats it to ya”. Glen

    Comment by Glen Constantine — May 18, 2011

  39. Great job!!! Loved it. If I didn’t see it mentioned on facebook, I would not have known about it.

    Comment by Joyce — July 5, 2011

  40. Now that was great! There’s nowhere else I’d rather have grown up in…looking forward to more

    Comment by Annette Pucci — July 14, 2011

  41. The movie brought back a lot of memories. Ralph, do you remember the trip to Holy Family for the rumble that never happened because the Nutley Police were waiting for us. The last scene in the movie made me remember the “breeshk” games at “The Store.” (Glad I wasn’t there when the gun came out!) In the movie, when Ralph told Sal to ask Richie to borrow his car, it gave me a mental picture of that super-cool black Mustang with the red pin stripes and shackles. Then I remembered Chico’s Corvette – British racing green – 396 with three deuces (or was it a 427). That car was scary fast. Seeing Daryl in the movie made me remember the time her and Bethy dressed up as nuns and drove around Nutley center in her Corvette with the top down. What a goof! Chico and Daryl, your house is beautiful. Glad you’re doing well. I hope the 2 Percent becomes a full-length movie someday.

    Comment by Chuck De Furia — July 30, 2011

  42. Love watching this film. Good to see Nutley streets on the big screen. I may be a slightly younger than your group but I really can relate and I appreciate your story telling, friendship, and love for each other that lasts a lifetime. I hope you can turn this into a movie or mini series. I will passing this on to my oldest friend, Kevin Caruso and his brothers, from Beech Street. The special bonds I have from growing up in Nutley are the best. We too have our own crazy stories that we tell over and over again. Nutley was definitely a great place to grow up and worthy of the big screen. Good luck. (Was Candy really from Cedar Street rather than Beech as mentioned in the movie?)

    Comment by Joyce Bartholomew — October 9, 2011

  43. Congratulations Ralph-I haven’t seen it yet but I can’t wait to watch it-I remember you talking about it when it was just a thought-So proud of you.

    Comment by Lois Cardinale — November 17, 2011

  44. Ralph this is good stuff, great music and a most enjoyable story about life, family but most importantly friends. It needs to be continued………

    Comment by Karen Ross — November 19, 2012

  45. Just fell on this. Nice work. Remember when.

    Comment by Michelle Haarde-Tretheway — February 2, 2014

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