A crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.Written by
The musical score was composed by Alex Ebert, who previously collaborated with director J.C. Chandor on All Is Lost (2013). See more »
In the opening scene where the Standard Heating Oil truck pulls up to the toll gate, cars in the interchange lanes can be seen that are modern day models. See more »
I told you. I wasn't gonna continue to stand around and let these people come and get me and my children. Unlike you, who seems to be completely comfortable just standing around like some fucking pussy, I decided to do something about it.
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A gritty story of a man who tries to ethically compete in a world that is cutthroat, dishonest and throws a complexity of problems at him. The performances are stellar, the conflict not just violence, but about a businessman who will not give up on his dream or ambition. He fights to keep his business and to maintain his integrity in a world that seeks to destroy it.
This film is a this tense drama that reveals a decaying New York City in which heating oil is like gold, so though the city is disintegrating, the need for oil is not....the energy boom is on. The characters are complex and the conflict engrossing and realistic. We view the lives of working class people that are depicted without sentimentality. The focus is an immigrant who, a self-made man, cannot be easily un-made. His wife is just as strong as he is, savvy and ambitious in her own way.
A must see!
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