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The Narrows -- Brooklyn native Mike Manadoro (Kevin Zegers, Transamerica, Dawn of the Dead) has a dream, but he's got to risk his life to make it come true. To afford tuition at a prestigious Manhattan university, Mike takes a job with the local mob boss (Titus Welliver, Gone Baby Gone, TV's Deadwood).
The Narrows -- A teen starts working for the mafia to help pay for photography school in this trailer
The Narrows -- A 19 year old Brooklyn boy who is torn between two worlds, facing one of life's most important crossroads.


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Writers (WGA):
Tatiana Blackington (screenplay)
Tim McLoughlin (novel)
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He's got to get out, if he's going to get ahead.
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Kevin Zegers ... Mike Manadoro

Vincent D'Onofrio ... Vinny Manadoro

Sophia Bush ... Kathy Popovich

Eddie Cahill ... Nicky Shades

Titus Welliver ... Tony

Monica Keena ... Gina Abruzzi

Roger Rees ... Professor Reyerson

Tony Cucci ... Big Lou

Michael Kelly ... Danny

Anthony Fazio ... Little Joey

Louis Mustillo ... Fat Sal
Esau Pritchett ... Todd
Radu Spinghel ... Edward

Melina Lizette ... Luz

Kate Rogal ... Xander

Josh Segarra ... White Gangsta
Scott DuQuette ... Jared

Jerome Preston Bates ... Chuckie

Jeff Skowron ... Financial Aid Advisor

Sal Mistretta ... Marco
Saul Stein ... Phil Zaccaro

Michael Sirow ... Big Guy

Kate Nowlin ... Bartender
Priscilla Shanks ... Sociology Professor
Lucille Patton ... Mrs. Gattei

Michael De Nola ... Tall Hasid
Colleen Hawks ... Eileen Zaccaro

Diana Shneider ... Russian Prostitute
François Velle ... Neighbor
Teresa Woods ... Mike's Mother

Eunice Anderson ... Frail Old Lady
Drucie McDaniel ... Bedraggled Woman
Bobby Makris ... Jimmy the Fish
Forrest Rennaisance ... Dar
Scott Abbondanzo ... Boy
Oliver Walters ... Boy's Voice (voice)
Kelly Abbondanzo ... Girl
Jude Elizabeth Mayer ... Girl's Voice (voice)
Eddy Privitzer ... Deadbeat Dad
Christian Ericksen ... Young Mike

Bryan Fitzgerald ... Young Nicky
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Steven Scot Bono ... Hip Guy

Isabella David ... Russian Prostitute
Michael Ciesla ... Photography Student (uncredited)

Shawntay Dalon ... Bar Girl (uncredited)
Don Gomez ... University Patron (uncredited)

Jeff Grossman ... Russian Mobster (uncredited)
Tony Kost ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Evan Lewis ... Street Punk (uncredited)

Jessica Mazo ... Student (uncredited)
Felicia Sabartinelli ... Photography Student (uncredited)
Matthew Seife ... Young Mike (uncredited)

Kent Sladyk ... Street Bum (uncredited)

Joe Wissler ... Russian Mobster (uncredited)

Directed by
François Velle 
Writing credits
Tatiana Blackington (screenplay)

Tim McLoughlin (novel "Heart of the Old Country")

Produced by
Ami Armstrong .... producer
Tatiana Blackington .... producer
Fran Giblin .... co-producer
Michael Hoffman .... executive producer
Todd James .... executive producer
Geoff Linville .... co-producer
Michael Nozik .... executive producer
Daniel Revers .... executive producer
Yann Sobezynski .... associate producer
Leslie Urdang .... producer
Gary Van Haas .... associate producer
Dean Vanech .... executive producer
Nicolas Velle .... executive producer
Original Music by
Richard Marvin 
Cinematography by
Seamus Tierney 
Film Editing by
Patrick Gallagher 
Casting by
Sig De Miguel 
Stephen Vincent 
Production Design by
Aleta Shaffer 
Art Direction by
Andy Coolquitt 
Costume Design by
Nina Schelich 
Makeup Department
Michelle Kearns .... hair stylist
Michelle Kearns .... key makeup artist
Amanda Korfine .... makeup artist
Cynthia O'Rourke .... makeup artist
David Presto .... special makeup effects artist
Joelle Troisi .... character designer
Joelle Troisi .... makeup department head
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ben Hoskins .... second assistant director
Yann Sobezynski .... first assistant director
Melinda Ziyadat .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Shurouq Algusane .... set dresser
Lou Charles .... property master
Kristy Knight .... scenic
Marissa Kotsilimbas .... on-set dresser
Tory Noll .... art assistant
Rehema Imani Trimiew .... art department intern
Alexis Weiss .... additional property master
Sound Department
J.M. Davey .... supervising sound editor
Tomasz Dukszta .... foley mixer: additional foley artist
John-Thomas Graves .... sound recordist
Woody Griffin .... sound effects editor
Stanley Kastner .... sound re-recording mixer
Daniel Kloch .... sound effects editor
Jeaneane Leaver-Fay .... assistant sound editor
Donald Lyles .... adr mixer
Donald Lyles .... sound re-recording mixer
Maciek Malish .... supervising foley editor
David Marcus .... director of sound services
John Maynard .... sound effects editor
Andrew Melnyk .... boom operator
Jared Neal .... sound effects editor
David J. Schwartz .... sound mixer
Zach Seivers .... supervising sound editor
Adam Weinberg .... assistant sound editor
Special Effects by
Kevin Carter .... special effects contact lenses
Visual Effects by
Cassandra Fanning .... digital effects artist
Michael Farley .... compositor
Aidan Fraser .... visual effects supervisor: Sleight of Frame
Daniel Lambdin .... compositor
Tor Joerund F. Pedersen .... digital effects artist
Maya Zuckerman .... matchmove and compositing
John Cenatiempo .... stunt coordinator
Curtis Lyons .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Abraham Altbuch .... grip
Rik Andino .... grip
Rebecca Arndt .... first assistant camera
Mike Castro .... rigging gaffer
Dylan Crawshay-Williams .... key grip
Jacob Diaz .... electrician
Greg Flores .... key grip: second unit
Julia Griner .... still photographer
Rob Harlow .... best boy grip
T.J. Hellmuth .... grip
Marshall Korshak .... second assistant camera
Adam Lukens .... grip
Kim Marcelino .... electrician
Lauretta Prevost .... additional second assistant camera
Justin Reichman .... assistant camera
Michael Rich .... grip
Gus Sacks .... camera production assistant
Michele SchianodiCola .... best boy grip
Carl Tebbenhoff .... best boy electric
Matt Zschoche .... key gaffer
Casting Department
Mallika Dattatreya .... casting intern
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Erin Dougherty .... wardrobe supervisor
Margaret Moy .... wardrobe assistant
Lauren Plymel .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Alisha Marks .... post-production coordinator
Ryan R. Moos .... first assistant editor
Location Management
Brendan Kehoe .... location manager
Music Department
Robin Urdang .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Rodney Tait .... parking coordinator
Other crew
Craig Chapman .... production coordinator
Chris Fournet .... key production assistant
Matthew Gorenc .... production assistant
Quincy Gow .... production assistant
Kim Ludlow .... script supervisor
Gabriel McKail .... on-line supervisor
Barbara Pal .... assistant: Mr. Velle
Brieann Rich .... craft service
Madeline Samit .... assistant: Ms. Armstrong (as Madeline Shapiro)
Mark Storella .... production assistant

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Rated R for pervasive language, violence, sexual content and some drug use
USA:106 min | Canada:106 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
Aspect Ratio:
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Continuity: 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 »
Kathy Popovich:[date conversation] My mother's a psychiatrist, so...
Mike Manadoro:What does your, uh, what does your mom say about you?
Kathy Popovich:That I'm a classic borderline histrionic, cerebral narcissist.
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly good, 12 August 2013
Author: Cedric_Catsuits from United Kingdom

This didn't sound too appealing to me and there are no big names in the cast, but I have to say it is a gripping and enjoyable story. The acting is superb and the relationships between the characters well thought out.

It's not emotionally draining so to that extent perhaps it lacks a bit of depth, but even so you get to sympathize with the plight of people who don't really fit into the rapidly changing world. The brutality comes with morality albeit not in a conventional form, and there is a sense that everything will turn out OK if you live by that code.

A regular college kid whose job is not waiting tables or flipping burgers, but following in the family tradition of gangland crime, is a fascinating take on a familiar theme, and it works really well.

Not too demanding but very enjoyable with some fantastic performances.

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