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Astoria (2000)

R | | Drama | 28 March 2006 (USA)
Set in the Queens neighborhood known as "Little Athens", ASTORIA centers around a blue-collar Greek-American family and its struggle to hold on to the American Dream. It follows the journey... See full summary »

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Rick Stear ...
Alex
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Demos
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Theo (as Joe D'Onofrio)
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Elena
Geraldine LiBrandi ...
Soula
Steven J. Christopher ...
Lakis
Yanni Sfinias ...
Mitsos
Elsa Tsartsidou ...
Katina
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George
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Nick
Kleanthis Bakalis ...
Card Player No. 1
Nicholas Belleas ...
Card Player No. 2
Christopher Koron ...
Card Player No. 3
Martha Kyriankides ...
Waitress at Social Club
Despina Koumis ...
Dancing Girl No. 1
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Set in the Queens neighborhood known as "Little Athens", ASTORIA centers around a blue-collar Greek-American family and its struggle to hold on to the American Dream. It follows the journey of 28-year-old Alex and his desire to escape his stagnant neighborhood and pursue an off-beat dream that will take him to the lost tomb of Alexander the Great. Alex must overcome his Old World-minded father's plans - expanding the family business, a small corner eatery, and contending with some local wiseguys intent on collecting his dad's gambling debt. When Alex becomes enchanted with a beautiful iconographer, visiting from Greece, things take another turn... Written by Marevan Pictures <marevanpictures@aol.com>

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Rated R for language
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characters that I will remember
14 April 2006 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie because it had believable, likable characters and good acting. Unlike the unwatchable movies that come out of Hollywood, these characters were human earthlings with no magic powers. Unlike the movies of Hollywood, the characters had conversations, interactions, and emotions. No one had a gun and no one died! And yet a story was told, and we wanted to know what was going to happen next.

I also liked that the movie took place in New York City, and the characters took on the New York persona, while also keeping the theme of the parents being Greek immigrants.

There were some places in the last half of the film where the story itself might be considered by some to be weak, but the rapport that the audience has developed with the main character still compels us to be interested in his story, again as he is an ordinary guy with an ordinary life and ordinary problems and yes he has his dream and pride of Greek's ancient heroes.


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