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The Narrows (2008)

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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.


Crime | Drama | Thriller

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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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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 »


Vinny Manadoro: [father-son conversation] He owns you now.
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Performed by Neneh Cherry
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7 out of 10
31 October 2009 | by (somewhere in cyberspace) – See all my reviews

I am not sure if this movie is worth the 8.1 out of 10 it's currently rated at, but its definitely worth a 6 or 7.

This movie takes a long time to get going and doesn't really hit its stride until the last third of the movie.

Vincent D'Onofrio was brilliant in this, Titus Welliver also puts in a good performance, its worth watching this movie just for those two performances alone.

Both of their characters add a little bit of an unexpected twist to the story which makes the payoff of sitting through the whole movie worthwhile.

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