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Little New York (2009)

Staten Island (original title)
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The lives of three residents of New York's Staten Island intersect as they struggle to get ahead.

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James DeMonaco

Writer:

James DeMonaco
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Complete credited cast:
Ethan Hawke ... Sully Halverson
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Parmie Tarzo
Seymour Cassel ... Jasper Sabiano
Julianne Nicholson ... Mary Halverson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ian Brennan ... Tree Man
Lynn Cohen ... Dr. Leikovic
Bill Cwikowski Bill Cwikowski ... Manny the Cashier
J.D. Daniels ... Vet
Rosemary De Angelis Rosemary De Angelis ... Gianina Tarzo
Dominic Fumusa ... Giammarino
Michael Hogan ... Bill Quinlan
Dominic Marcus ... Chainsaw Man #2
Ken Marks ... Land Owner #1
Adrian Martinez ... Officer Rodriguez
Larry Mitchell ... Cop #1
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Storyline

In Staten Island, New York, Parmie Tarzo is a powerful mobster boss. The family man Sully Halverson is septic tank cleaner married with Mary Halverson and they are trying to have a baby. The deaf and dumb Jasper "Jas" Sabiano is the slicer of deli meat in a market and also works for Parmie Tarzo slicing the bodies of his victims. Jas likes Sully and expects to win the horse races. One day, Sully that is not a bright man decides to heist the house of Parmie Tarzo, expecting to artificially inseminate Mary with a better sperm than his in an expensive clinic. Meanwhile Jas wins the horse race and there is an attempt on Tarzo's life and he finds that his gangsters have planned it. The lives of the three residents are entwined with tragic consequences. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for violent content and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Ethan Hawke and James DeMonacco later move onto The Purge (2013) together. See more »

Goofs

A scene near the beginning has Vincent D'Onforio driving and music is playing The Closed Caption says it is The Temptations singing "Smiling Faces". The song was originally recorded by The Temptations in 1971. Producer Norman Whitfield had the song re-recorded by The Undisputed Truth the same year, resulting in a number-three Billboard Hot 100 position for the group. "Smiling Faces" was the only Top 40 single released by the Undisputed Truth, and was included on their debut album The Undisputed Truth. The version heard on the movie is by The Undisputed Truth. See more »

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Music For The Funeral Of Queen Mary - March
Written by Henry Purcell
Performed by The King's Consort
Conducted by R. King
Courtesy of Kapagama / Hyperion Records
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If you've ever seen a David Lynch or Tarantino movie don't bother with this turkey.
7 January 2012 | by jarvis-33See all my reviews

Written and directed by an arts school student who has watched and re-watched every second of every Lynch/Tarantino movie and scrawled spidery and precise notes in an exercise book... late at night.

Blue Velvet meets Pulp Fiction. Vincent D'Onofrio does an excellent job but must be aware of the cinematic crime that's being perpetrated in every frame. I'd rather watch him in MIB.

Ultimately goes nowhere and makes no sense but is always utterly convinced of it's own art-house cool and doesn't care where all it's ideas originally came from.

Beneath the gloss and slick there is sadly no substance.


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Release Date:

5 August 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Little New York See more »

Filming Locations:

Alpine, New Jersey, USA See more »

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$763,728
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