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City Island (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 30 April 2010 (USA)
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Tony
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Vivian Rizzo
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Denise
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Cheryl
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Bruno
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Matt Cruniff
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Tanya
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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

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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:

$32,001 (USA) (19 March 2010)

Gross:

$6,670,712 (USA) (27 August 2010)
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Andy Garcia's character can be heard yelling the name "Manny" when addressing the stunt coordinator on the set of the film within a film; in the real film (City Island), Manny Siverio is the Stunt Coordinator. 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 »

Quotes

Tony: Can I ask you, like, why I'm chained to a Ford?
Vince Rizzo: I'm gonna unchain you, Tony, but first I gotta tell you something. You see this house here? That's my home. My grandfather built this home and I share it with my family.
Tony: Oh, you got them chained up in the house too?
Vince Rizzo: You're gonna get real nice food and a real nice place to live for the first time in 3 years, so you better behave yourself.
Tony: And all this because you knew my bitch mother?
Vince Rizzo: Well, I gotta admit, you know, Nan could be difficult sometimes....
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Wonderfully directed and Underhyped
16 January 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I really wonder why is this movie so less known,i mean only 800 odd votes!thats bizarre,this is a brilliant movie.well directed and with some superb performances.especially from Andy Garcia.Im an Asian so it is understandable that most film goers are unaware of this movie as this brand of movies are less popular here and they do not get that much publicity,but what about other places?is it because perhaps it was poorly marketed?Because i strongly feel this movie deserves a much lager audience base.Characters are well portrayed and the story develops consistently towards an absolutely brilliant and worth anticipated climax.This is not what you can call a perfect example of a typical Hollywood brand of movie,it is different but it is refreshing,and is it certainly worth multiple viewing.


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