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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.

Staten Island
Directed byJames DeMonaco
Produced byLuc Besson
Sebastien Lemercier
D. Ramanaidu
Pierre-Ange Le Pogam
Written byJames DeMonaco
StarringEthan Hawke
Vincent D'Onofrio
Seymour Cassel
CinematographyChris Norr
Distributed byEuropaCorp
Release date
Running time
96 minutes
United States



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 receptionEdit

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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