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The Last New Yorker -- Lifelong friends Lenny Sugarman (Dominic Chianese) and Ruben Liebner (Dick Latessa), both in their 70s, both dyed-in-the-wool New Yorkers, barely recognize the Manhattan of their youth. The city they’ve loved for decades has become a playground for the too-rich; their places, the ones they’ve frequented for years, are now refuges from a changing world they’re increasingly unable to keep up with. When Lenny—a lone schemer all his life—finally gets in over his head, he decides to seek the one thing he’s never had: true love. But to achieve it, he may have to abandon the only place he’s ever known.


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  (in credits order)

Dominic Chianese ... Lenny Sugarman
Dick Latessa ... Ruben
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kate Buddeke ... Connie

Catherine Lloyd Burns ... Hostess

Kathleen Chalfant ... Mimi

Joe Grifasi ... Jerry

Josh Hamilton ... Zach
Ben Hammer ... Moses Weiss

Ann Hu ... Reporter
Jen Jones ... Molly

Sylvia Kauders ... Miriam Weiss

William Stone Mahoney ... McCormack (as William Mahoney)

Keith Middleton ... Bike Messenger

Dequina Moore ... Waitress

Laith Nakli ... Cabbie
Stuart Rudin ... Eisenberg's Waiter
Martin Shakar ... Sal

Joseph R. Sicari ... Salvatore
Natalie Silverlieb ... Talia
Irma St. Paule ... Pearl
Gerry Vichi ... Lou Fishman

Directed by
Harvey Wang 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Adam Forgash 

Produced by
Adam Forgash .... producer
Jonathan Lia .... line producer
Rich Macary .... executive producer
Todd Olson .... executive producer
Danny Vinik .... producer
Original Music by
Dario Eskenazi 
Cinematography by
Derek McKane 
Film Editing by
Jeff Flohr 
Casting by
Olivia Harris 
Production Design by
Tamar Gadish 
Art Direction by
Patrick McGowan 
Set Decoration by
Megan Foerster 
Costume Design by
Jan Finnell 
Makeup Department
B. Cohen .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Jeff Flohr .... post-production supervisor
Jonathan Lia .... unit production manager
Justin Pandolfino .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kim Cameron .... second assistant director
Jonathan Lia .... first assistant director
Art Department
Monica Wille .... property master
Sound Department
Andrew Baker .... sound intern
Ryan Heiferman .... adr recordist
Giles Khan .... sound mixer (as Giles Kahn)
Giles Khan .... sound mixer
Brooke Montgomery .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Bottazzi .... second assistant camera
Jeff Flohr .... digital imaging technician
Sergei Franklin .... Steadicam operator
Thomas Pease .... assistant camera
Tom Pease .... first assistant camera
Josiah Silverstein .... key grip
Shaun Trout .... gaffer
Casting Department
Lindsey Magee .... extras casting
Jeffrey Gafner .... casting associate: new york (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carol Holloman .... assistant wardrobe
Kimberly Karel .... assistant costume designer
Other crew
Russell Eida .... production assistant
Bjarni Haraldsson .... production assistant
Kathryn Jones .... script supervisor
Kathryn Velvel Jones .... script supervisor
Sara Lebastchi .... intern
Michael J. Linowes .... legal counsel
Lindsey Magee .... production assistant
Marie Martino .... intern
Mario E. Mera .... intern
Owen O'Leary .... key production assistant
Justin Pandolfino .... production coordinator
Bob Fisher .... thanks
Vanessa Parise .... special thanks

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Additional Details

USA:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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NYC point of view, 29 September 2014
Author: artrouble21 from United States

Harvey Wang is an artist with a city in his veins.

The city is New York and whilst it has myriad faces we rarely see this view, the older New Yorker and his changing burg. Wang has created something very special that we can so easily pass by and ignore in a city as storied as Manhattan. With so much history and so many movies we have one now that was previously missing.

An old man, still filled with foolish ambitions yet facing withering financial prospects falls in love and his world is changed. And not in any expected way but as a parable of hubris that all ages are capable of but might seem fatal to a man this long in the tooth.

The story is told against the backdrop of a changing city. This film, only seven years old already shows us places now gone, a vanishing city that presents so much less opportunity to those who have spent the most time here. Wang's photographic eye captures the city without jabbing you in yours.

Fine acting from the cast makes this a very watchable and compelling movie. If you have a chance this is a great movie don't pass it by.

I give it 8, no not the greatest thing ever but one you will get a kick out of if you have lived here and are also getting long in that tooth.

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