Staten Island (film)

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Staten Island
Directed by James DeMonaco
Produced by Luc Besson
Sebastien Lemercier
D. Ramanaidu
Pierre-Ange Le Pogam
Written by James DeMonaco
Starring Ethan Hawke
Vincent D'Onofrio
Seymour Cassel
Cinematography Chris Norr
Distributed by EuropaCorp
Release date
Running time
96 minutes
Country France
United States
Language English

Staten Island (also titled Little New York ) is a 2009 crime film written and directed by James DeMonaco[1] in his directorial debut. It stars Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Seymour Cassel as three Staten Islanders whose lives intersect through a crime. Following a very limited theatrical run in New York City, it was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in December 2009.


A Staten Island mob boss Parmie (D'Onofrio) was robbed by a septic tank cleaner Sully (Hawke) who had a pal Jasper (Cassel), a deaf deli employee moonlighting as a corpse chopper for Parmie.


Critical reception

The film received mixed to average reviews from critics.[2] The New York Times critic praised the director DeMonaco for "adroitly weaving violence, absurdity and sentiment, even an environmental consciousness, into a modest, appealing fable",[3] while the reviewer from The New York Daily News blamed him for "wasting a strong cast in silly roles".[4]


  1. ^ "Staten Island". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved July 4, 2016.
  2. ^ "Staten Island Reviews at". Metacritic. Retrieved 2009-12-27.
  3. ^ Webster, Andy (2009-11-20). "Movie Reviews – Staten Island –". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-12-27.
  4. ^ Neumaier, Joe; Weitzman, Elizabeth (2009-11-19). "Short movie reviews". The New York Daily News. Retrieved 2009-12-27.

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