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The King of Staten Island (2020)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 12 June 2020 (USA)
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Scott has been a case of arrested development since his firefighter dad died. He spends his days smoking weed and dreaming of being a tattoo artist until events force him to grapple with his grief and take his first steps forward in life.


Judd Apatow
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pete Davidson ... Scott Carlin
Bel Powley ... Kelsey
Ricky Velez ... Oscar
Lou Wilson ... Richie
Moises Arias ... Igor
Carly Aquilino ... Tara
Marisa Tomei ... Margie Carlin
Maude Apatow ... Claire Carlin
Robert Vidal III Robert Vidal III ... Jimmy Bags' Brother
Angus Costello ... Kid Who Vomits
Pauline Chalamet ... Joanne
Lynne Koplitz ... Joy
Joseph Paul Kennedy ... Todd
Nina Hellman ... Joanne's Mother
Jack Hamblin Jack Hamblin ... Joanne's Father


Scott has been a case of arrested development ever since his firefighter father died when he was seven. He's now reached his mid-20s having achieved little, chasing a dream of becoming a tattoo artist that seems far out of reach. As his ambitious younger sister heads off to college, Scott is still living with his exhausted ER nurse mother and spends his days smoking weed, hanging with the guys - Oscar, Igor and Richie - and secretly hooking up with his childhood friend Kelsey. But when his mother starts dating a loudmouth firefighter named Ray, it sets off a chain of events that will force Scott to grapple with his grief and take his first tentative steps toward moving forward in life.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and drug use throughout, sexual content and some violence/bloody images | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Steve Buscemi was a New York City firefighter before becoming an actor. In November 2000, Buscemi told Salon interviewer Stephen Lemons that he was with Engine 55 in Manhattan's Little Italy for four years in the early 1980s. He took acting classes after about a year on the job, and stayed with the FDNY while acting in plays and movies. Buscemi quit firefighting in 1984 to pursue acting full-time. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, he returned to his old fire station to help search for survivors in the rubble of the World Trade Center. See more »


While she's at the college party, Claire's clothes change. See more »


Scott Carlin: When we go out in public, people look at me like I'm kidnapped.
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Crazy Credits

Dedicated to the Memory of Scott Davidson See more »


Push It
Written by Hurby 'Luv Bug' Azor, Ray Davies
Performed by Salt-N-Pepa
Courtesy of Island Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

Pleasantly Surprised
13 June 2020 | by timmersnbSee all my reviews

This film is a true gem. I went into it not expecting much, but I was disappointed when the movie was over. Not many films I've seen recently left me feeling that way; especially Davidson's previous film "Big Time Adolescence". "The King of Staten Island" was funny, heartfelt, and raw at times. Personally, I've always felt like Pete Davidson was the least funny member of SNL, but this film opened my eyes to what he was about as a person and where his comedy stemmed from. I appreciate that the film doesn't pretend to be something different than what it is - Pete's semi-biographical story brought to life by a comedy directing/producing pro, Judd Apatow. The supporting cast of Marisa Tomei, Bill Burr, and Steve Buscemi bring some pretty great performances to the table as well. Great story about that weird part of life in your early twenties where you're still not really sure what you're doing or where you're going on life's journey. It deals with living through loss, growing up and finding out your purpose in the world. I will recommend this to friends!

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Release Date:

12 June 2020 (USA) See more »

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