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The Narrows (2008)

19 year old Brooklyn boy Mike tries to balance a scholarship to NYU and his sophisticated Italian neighborhood roots, as well as a eager-to-marry girlfriend, a proud father and a less lawful transport job. After a Tim McLoughlin's novel.

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A 19 year old Brooklyn boy who is torn between two worlds when his photography portfolio wins him a partial scholarship to NYU. He must figure out how to balance his Italian neighborhood roots with the expansive, sophisticated world on the other side of the East River. This compelling coming-of-age story combines suspense, murder and loyalty. Based on Tim McLoughlin's novel "Heart of the Old Country." Written by Anonymous

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He's got to get out, if he's going to get ahead.

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Rated R for pervasive language, violence, sexual content and some drug use | See all certifications »

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17 April 2009 (USA)  »

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Narrows: The Last Shot  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Goofs

The taxi license plate number changes. At the end of movie, when the taxi pulls away its number is 5P48. Half a block down the street, the number is 9M77. See more »

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Mike Manadoro: Gina Abrutzi - my girl friend. She says she'll quit smoking the day I ask her to marry me. So, on top of everything else, I cause lung cancer.
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an intelligent mobster fable
19 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Most of the films of this genre are hackneyed remakes of classics with nothing new to add except a new face here and there. This film is obviously tailored to an intelligent novel and the acting is surprisingly tight. Donofrio is outstanding as the bitter old numbers runner who can't seem to get over the death of is saintly Italian wife; not too many clichés there, huh? But he pulls it off with the panache only he can bring to a role. Huzzah for you, Mr. Vincent, you did it again. But as the lead, Kevin Zegers steals the show. Where has this kid been? He is believable, beautiful and serious. I know that the established critics bombed this film, but that's never swayed me all that much. I watch a lot of films and this one, though far from a ten, is a solid seven.


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