Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  97 min.
Release Date: March 29, 2002
DVD: June 4, 2002

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Cast: Brian Cox, Paul Dano, Billy Kay, Bruce Altman, James Costa, Tony Donnelly, Walter Masterson, Marcia DeBonis, Adam LeFevre


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 corrupt 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.

Director: Michael Cuesta
Studio: Odeon Films
Producer(s): Michael Cuesta, René Bastian, Linda Moran
Screenplay: Stephen M. Ryder, Michael Cuesta, Gerald Cuesta

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