Director James DeMonaco
Producer Luc Besson
Country France United States
Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama
Costume design Rebecca Hofherr
Writer James DeMonaco
|Release date October 21, 2009 (2009-10-21) (Tokyo International Film Festival)
November 20, 2009 (2009-11-20) (United States)|
Cast Ethan Hawke (Sully), Vincent D'Onofrio (Parmie Tarzo), Seymour Cassel (Jasper Sabiano), Julianne Nicholson (Mary Halverson), Ian Brennan (Tree Man), Larry Mitchell (Cop #1)
Similar movies Luc Besson produced Staten Island and wrote the screenplay for Revolver
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Staten Island (also titled Little New York ) is a 2009 crime film written and directed by James DeMonaco in his directorial debut. It starred Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Seymour Cassel as three Staten Islanders whose lives intersected through a crime. Following a very limited theatrical run in New York City, it was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in December 2009.
A Staten Island mob boss Parmie (D'Onofrio) was robbed by a septic tank cleaner Sully (Hawke) who had a pal Jasper (Cassel), a deaf deli employee moonlighting as a corpse chopper for Parmie.
The film received mixed to average reviews from critics. The New York Times critic praised the director DeMonaco for "adroitly weaving violence, absurdity and sentiment, even an environmental consciousness, into a modest, appealing fable", while the reviewer of The New York Daily News blamed him for "wasting a strong cast in silly roles".
ReferencesStaten Island (film) Wikipedia
Staten Island (film) IMDb Staten Island (film) themoviedb.org