City Island

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Plot

The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another…

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 7.5/10 (13,181 voted)

Critic's Score: 66/100

Director:
Raymond De Felitta

Stars: Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Steven Strait

Storyline
The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con (Strait) brought home by Vince (Garcia), the patriarch of the family, who is a corrections officer in real life, and a hopeful actor in private.

Cast:

Andy Garcia

Vince Rizzo


Julianna Margulies

Joyce Rizzo


Steven Strait

Tony


Emily Mortimer

Molly


Ezra Miller

Vince Jr.


Dominik García-Lorido

Vivian Rizzo


Carrie Baker Reynolds

Denise


Hope Glendon-Ross

Cheryl


Alan Arkin

Michael Malakov


Louis Mustillo

Bruno


Jee Young Han

Casting Assistant


Sarah Saltzberg

Casting Director


Curtiss Cook

Matt Cruniff


Sharon Angela

Tanya


Marianne Ebert

Ezmalia

(as Marianni Ebert)

Taglines:
Truth is stranger than family



Details

Official Website:
Official site|
Official site [France]|

Release Date: 23 July 2009

Filming Locations: City Island, Bronx, New York City, New York, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $6,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $32,001
(USA)
(21 March 2010)
(2 Screens)

Gross: $6,670,712
(USA)
(29 August 2010)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

Michelle Pfeiffer was the first offered the female lead. She and Andy Garcia had worked together before and it was hoped that Pfeiffer's participation would be enough to secure much needed financing and distribution. According to Pfeiffer's agent, the actress liked the script, but was reading other projects at the time and after a few weeks passed.

Goofs:

Continuity:
In the scene where Vinnie and Molly are confronted by Joyce, Joyce changes stair levels throughout the scene.

Quotes:

Vince Rizzo:
"The only thing that's too bad is that I didn't get to visit his death bed and dance on his ugly face for leaving me with that bitch!
[his mother]

Vince Rizzo:
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User Review

Great movie

Rating: 10/10


I stumbled upon this movie accidentally and haven't even heard of this
movie until the night of watching it. All I can say is WOW!!! This is
such a great movie. Andy Garcia performance is amazing.

This movie is not a Hollywood mainstream. In a way, its similar to
Little Miss Sunshine: dysfunctional family, every character is a
weirdo, Even grandpa from Little Miss sunshine is in this movie, but
its different. Similarly to Little Miss Sunshine, its a low budget
independent film. If you didn't like Little Miss Sunshine, and you
don't like that genre in general, you probably won't like this movie.

Personally, I loved this movie and in my list, it is in the top 10 of
this movies I've seen this year.