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City Island (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 30 April 2010 (USA)
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The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con (Strait) brought ... See full summary »

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Hope Glendon-Ross ...
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Matt Cruniff
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Marianne Ebert ...
Ezmalia (as Marianni Ebert)
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The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con (Strait) brought home by Vince (Garcia), the patriarch of the family, who is a corrections officer in real life, and a hopeful actor in private. Written by IMDb Editors

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Truth is stranger than family

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, smoking and language | See all certifications »

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30 April 2010 (USA)  »

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Asuntos de familia  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,001, 21 March 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,670,712, 29 August 2010
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

It's interesting to find out that the exteriors, including the final climactic scene, of this movie were actually filmed on City Island, Bronx. If you look up City Island on Google Maps and zoom in to 1 Horton Street on "street view" you'll see the house that served as the exterior shots in the movie. Though the house across the street where the "Botero" lady lives is completely different. See more »

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In the scene where Vinnie and Molly are confronted by Joyce, a picture on the wall as she is on the stairs keeps moving. See more »

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Vince Rizzo: Did you sleep outside last night?
Vince Jr.: No, no, no. I did heroin with a bunch of prostitutes at the Plaza Hotel. I'm thinking of becoming a pimp.
Vince Rizzo: Good. I'll see you later.
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A perfect dysfunctional family, with emphasis on "fun"
10 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

This is a terrific film, a testament to the brilliance of actor/producer Andy Garcia. It's got it all -- quirky but lovable characters and a great plot with twists reminiscent of the comedies of Oscar Wilde (very clearly updated, of course). As far-fetched as it might seem, it rings true from start to finish. Can't wait for more from writer/director Raymond De Felitta. It's smart, touching, hysterical, and trumps just about everything I've seen in months. Like everyone else, I don't know why this is running under the radar. Andy Garcia plays his role like a fine violin -- and he's totally captivating. All the actors deliver, and every moment is a treat. I don't know when or if it will get a wide release, but if you get the chance, see it while you can.


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