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28 March 2006 (USA) See more »
Set in the Queens neighborhood known as "Little Athens", ASTORIA centers around a blue-collar Greek-American... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Producer Edmonds puts 'Trust' in indie
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 29 July 2009, 3:00 PM, PDT)

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  (in credits order)
Rick Stear ... Alex

Ed Setrakian ... Demos

Joe D'Onofrio ... Theo

Paige Turco ... Elena
Geraldine LiBrandi ... Soula
Steven J. Christopher ... Lakis
Yanni Sfinias ... Mitsos
Elsa Tsartsidou ... Katina

Gregory Sims ... George

Stelio Savante ... 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
Elefteria Christopoulos ... Dancing Girl No. 2
Helen Drivas ... Dancing Girl No. 3
Nia Hatsopoulos ... Lisa
Chelsea Altman ... Betty
Ierotheos Markopoulos ... Priest (as Rev. Ierotheos Markopoulos)

George Morafetis ... Nikos
James Dukas ... Kostas
Athena Efter ... Waitress at Cafe

Ajay Mehta ... Lawyer
Ahmed Nazir ... Demos' Buyer

Zoe Bournelis ... Airport Ticket Agent
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stelios Christoforidis

Directed by
Nick Efteriades 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nick Efteriades 

Produced by
Joel Blanco .... associate producer
Jamie Dakoyannis .... producer
Athena Efter .... producer
David Marcellino .... co-producer
Paul Mezey .... executive producer (as Paul S. Mezey)
Marisa Stefatos .... executive producer
Elsa Tsartsidou .... co-producer
Original Music by
Nikos Papazoglou 
Cinematography by
Elia Lyssy 
Film Editing by
Stuart Emanuel 
Casting by
Judy Henderson 
Production Design by
Jody Asnes 
Set Decoration by
Brian Elwell 
Costume Design by
Eden Miller 
Makeup Department
Cassandra Lee .... key hair stylist
Cassandra Lee .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Joel Blanco .... production manager
Joel Blanco .... unit production manager
Lee Rafner .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Thomas Fatone .... first assistant director
Malaika Langa .... assistant director
Art Department
Robert J. Andrews .... artist
Sound Department
Fredrick Edwards .... sound mixer
Tom Lino .... sound editor
Nicolas Mazet .... boom operator (as Nico Mazet)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael N. Green .... gaffer
Charles McEntee .... key grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Savark Dicupe .... wardrobe assistant
Other crew
Karen Gonzalez .... production coordinator
Anslem King .... production accountant (2000)
Erin Stacey Visslailli .... location manager

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Rated R for language
103 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sweet Adult-Son-of-Immigrants Story, 28 October 2005
Author: noralee from Queens, NY

"Astoria" is a sweet adult-son-of-immigrants story, not too different from all the others before it.

This time it's today's Greeks of Astoria, Queens, as called up by first-time writer/director Nick Efteriades. With resonances from "The Jazz Singer" to fellow Astorian John Turturro's own ode to his father "Mac," there are sparks of originality and unexpected turns, notably helped by charming lead actor Nick Steer, as he makes choices about his family and his life.

Though dripping the authenticity of home town filming locales and casting (only Paige Turco is a familiar face), the pace is a bit slow, also probably hampered by a low budget for much of a soundtrack.

I felt like a traitor seeing the movie in Manhattan, but at least it was in the top of a converted movie palace that recalled Astoria's late Triboro Theater. As it was, I was the only one of the five other people in the theater not speaking Greek so they must have been from The Old Neighborhood.

(originally written 4/13/2002)

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