Staten Island (film)

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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

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[edit]

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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