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L.I.E. ()


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A 15-year-old Long Island boy loses everything and everyone he knows, soon becoming involved in a relationship with a much older man.

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Howie Blitzer (as Paul Franklin Dano)
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Marty Blitzer
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Gary
James Costa ...
Kevin Cole
Tony Michael Donnelly ...
Brian (as Tony Donnelly)
Michelle Carano ...
Newscaster
Tatiana Burgos ...
Marty's Girlfriend
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Big John Harrigan
B. Constance Barry ...
Anne Harrigan
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Scott
Brad Silnutzer ...
Henry
Bob Gerardi ...
Clifford
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Elliot
Frank Rivers ...
Man with Pizza (as Frank G. Rivers)
Anthony F. Peragine ...
Tough Kid #1
Jude LoBasso ...
Tough Kid #2
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Guidance Counselor
Gladys Dano ...
Sylvia Blitzer
Emilio Cuesta ...
Howie (5 Years Old)
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FBI Woman
Francis Leik ...
Police Officer (as Francis J. Leik)
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Desk Sergeant
Risa Ziegler ...
Female Cop
Ray Garvey ...
Brian's Father
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Mrs. Cole
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Prison Guard
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Luis G. Moreno ...
Prison Guard (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michael Cuesta

Written by

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Stephen M. Ryder ... (written by)
 
Michael Cuesta ... (written by)
 
Gerald Cuesta ... (written by)

Produced by

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Rene Bastian ... producer
Michael Cuesta ... producer
Urs Hirschbiegel ... associate producer
Jose Gilberto Molinari-Rosaly ... co-producer
Linda Moran ... producer
Valerie Romer ... co-producer / line producer

Music by

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Pierre Földes

Cinematography by

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Romeo Tirone

Film Editing by

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Eric Carlson
Kane Platt

Editorial Department

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Laura Weinberg ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Judy Henderson

Production Design by

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Elise Bennett

Set Decoration by

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Cathryn Mazer

Costume Design by

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Danny Glicker ... (as Daniel Glicker)

Makeup Department

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Tiandra Gayle ... hair stylist (as Tiandra L. Crump) / makeup artist (as Tiandra L. Crump)
Persefone Karakosta ... key hair stylist / key makeup artist

Production Management

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Brian Reingold ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Karen Kane ... second assistant director
Jose Gilberto Molinari-Rosaly ... first assistant director
Astrid Persans ... assistant director

Art Department

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George Collier ... swing gang
Brent Godek ... car wrangler
Brenna Griffin ... assistant set decorator
Mary Hawkins ... graphic designer
Bruce Looker ... assistant property master
Carey Rothman ... property master
Scott S. Santangelo ... swing gang
Greg Williams ... construction coordinator

Sound Department

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David Alvarez ... sound recordist
Evan Benjamin ... assistant sound re-recording engineer
John D'Aquino ... foley mixer
Tammy Douglas ... additional sound mixer (as Tammy M. Douglas)
Dan Flosdorf ... sound editor
Marshall Grupp ... supervising sound designer / supervising sound editor
Fredrick Helm ... adr recordist / foley artist
Phillip Lefesi ... post-production sound supervisor
Branka Mrkic ... sound editor
John Salk ... sound editor
Tony Volante ... re-recording mixer

Special Effects by

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Drew Jiritano ... special effects
Neil Ruddy ... weapons wrangler

Stunts

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Michael Russo ... stunts (as Mike Russo)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Eric Boncher ... gaffer
Hugo Bonilla ... best boy electric
Jim Candrova ... camera operator: second unit
Greg Cangemi ... best boy grip (as Gregory I. Cangemy)
Pierrot Colonna ... first assistant camera
René Crout ... second assistant camera
Michael Cuesta ... camera operator: second unit
Mai Iskander ... first assistant camera
Stu Kaufman ... best boy electric
Doug Kennedy ... best boy grip
Bryan Lett ... third grip
Evin Lowe ... best boy electric
Dave Madden ... camera intern
Christopher Norris ... second assistant camera (as Chris Norris)
Steven C. O'Neill ... third electrician
Christopher T. Paul ... first assistant camera
Van Redin ... still photographer
Dan Schweiger ... best boy grip
Craig Striano ... key grip
Romeo Tirone ... camera operator: second unit

Casting Department

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Elinyisia Mosha ... extras casting
Mandy Politziner ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Elizabeth Browner ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Francis Leik ... location scout (as Francis J. Leik)
Jonathan Sims ... assistant location manager
Joseph Taylor ... location manager

Music Department

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Mark Wike ... composer: additional music / music supervisor

Other crew

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Steven C. Beer ... legal counsel / producer's representative
Alice Bertay ... assistant to director
Wayne Bonfiglio ... production assistant
Penny Citrola ... production assistant
Dan D'Amato ... set intern
Patricia de Paula ... production coordinator
Aristotle Dreher ... production assistant
Patrick Guldenberg ... set intern
Mitchell Kase ... production assistant
Daniel Leavy ... production assistant
Jason Levy ... office intern
Jack McDonnell Long ... office intern / production assistant
Brendan Gabriel Murphy ... production assistant (as Brendan G. Murphy)
Anthony Pettine ... script supervisor
Jess Prosser ... key production assistant
Tracy Russell ... production assistant
Tara Singh ... set intern
Max Votolato ... production assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Fifteen-year-old Howie loses just about everything and everyone in the space of a single week, but ends up finding himself in the process. His mother has just died. His father, a building contractor, can barely keep tabs on his young girlfriend, let alone his own son. Thusly, the teen must navigate his adolescence virtually unsupervised. Floating towards an ill-behaved existence, Howie and his crowd begin robbing houses in the middle-class neighborhoods off the Long Island Expressway. Together, he and his best friend Gary break into a place belonging to an old guy named Big John, a local man who is a respected pillar of the community. When Big John fingers Gary for the crime, Howie learns that his pal has been leading a secret, dangerous but also alluring double life. Subsequently, we also discover that Big John has secrets of his own. Written by Sujit R. Varma

Plot Keywords
Taglines On the Long Island Expressway there are lanes going east, lanes going west, and lanes going straight to hell. See more »
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Also Known As
  • LIE (World-wide, English title)
  • L.I.E. Long Island Expressway (World-wide, English title)
  • L.I.E. Long Island Expressway (France)
  • Ложь (Russia)
  • L.I.E. - Sem Saída (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 97 min
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Box Office

Budget $700,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $82,530, 09 Sep 2001

Did You Know?

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Trivia Brian Cox took the part of Big John Harrigan against the advice of most of his colleagues and his agent. See more »
Goofs As Marty searches for his stolen money just before being arrested, the big screen TV in his room is off, but when Howie gets home and looks for his dad, the TV is on. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 2002 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (2002). See more »
Soundtracks Lungo Fillaccio See more »
Quotes Gary: I don't have a father. I have an asshole.
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